Preschool & Children's Ministry

Let your children’s hearts be fueled physically and spiritually. At Kids Cove, we serve parents as much as their children, dedicating our Sunday mornings to teaching the truths of scripture, all within a safe, fun environment. Kids Cove will soon be your child’s favorite destination. We desire for your children to know Christ and encounter Him as they become spiritual champions during this pivotal time in their lives.

We want you to know that at First Dallas we value your kids and the opportunity we have to be a part of their lives. We guarantee we will take them on an adventure each week that is not only fun but one where they will encounter Christ along the way. Kids Cove is here to create the best day of your child’s week, and our desire is to build a spiritual champion in each and every child who walks through our door.

SUNDAY Mornings

Collage - KidsCoveSunday mornings are designed to be a fun time of worship, Bible lessons, and friends in Kids Cove.  

We have two Sunday School hours: 9:15 or 10:50am. Preschool children from 6-weeks-old to PreK stay in Kid’s Cove from 9:15am until after the 10:50am worship service. Children in kindergarten through sixth grade are encouraged to attend one Sunday School hour and one hour of worship with their parents.

During Sunday School, our large group worship gets your children energized and excited about the God we serve, while our small group classes provide an intimate time to nourish them in the love of Christ.

Don’t forget to let your children experience our three playgrounds, uniquely catered to their age group. They will never want to leave, and you may not either!

Questions? Send an email to  or call us at 214.969.2432. 


Each floor has secure check-ins for your children.

Level 1: 6-weeks-old through early 3-year-olds
Level 2: late 3-year-olds through 1st grade
Level 3: 2nd through 6th grade

Please pick your children up immediately following your Bible study class.

Coming this easter

Teddy Bear Picnic and Eggstravaganza

Saturday, March 28 | 10am-1pm

Grab your family, invite your friends, and join Kids Cove immediately after the Easter Run for an eggstravaganza like you've never seen before!


Please bring plastic eggs and candy to donate for this event now through March 22. Bins are available on levels 1 and 2 of the Horner Family Center and the 4th and 5th floors of Criswell Center.


We need your help to host this event for our members and their guests who come to celebrate Easter. CLICK HERE to volunteer.



Bring a bear from home or 

click HERE to purchase a Build-A-Bear for $12. Children will dress the bear

with clothes they make. We are offering 4 bear options for purchase:


Lil' Sandy Cub

Lil' Chestnut Cub

Lil' Almond Cub

Cute Caramel Pup


Families are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy together.





Don't miss out on all the fun!

Arts & Crafts

Painting, egg dying, and so much more!

Story Time

The Very Best Thing About Easter          


- Multiple age-graded Easter egg hunts

in Horner Family Center and

a sensory room for young elementary children, preschoolers, and toddlers.
- Inflatables
- Races in Wicker Gym       




Resurrection Road

He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Matthew 28:6

Children will experience live scenes, hear the story of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, and receive a special gift to commemorate each station. Children are encouraged to visit Resurrection Road during their normal Sunday School hour and attend worship with their parents in the second hour.

Station 1: Celebrate the Triumphal Entry with a live donkey.
Station 2: Experience the Garden of Gethsemane. Children will see the disciples pray and will be encouraged to pray with them.
Station 3: Observe the Lord’s Supper with Jesus and His disciples.
Station 4: Follow the crucifixion and hear Mary tell the story of her Son’s death.
Station 5: Watch the stone roll away and celebrate that He isn’t here. He has risen!

Dinner and Decaf for Expectant Parents

Thursday, April 30 | 7pm  
Hosted at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Scott Stephenson

Come and gather with other expectant couples as we celebrate your coming bundle of joy. This dinner is free of charge for husband and wife. Please email your name and due date to  or call 214.969.2432 to be added to the invitation list.

I'm a christian now

Sundays | 9:15am | HFC Level 1 Large Group Room

All children who have made a profession of faith are invited to attend this new Christian's class. In this four-week class children will learn what it means to be a Christian and how to follow Jesus' example through baptism and the Lord's Supper. They will also learn the importance of the work of the church as well as how to spend time with God through personal quiet time. 

Upcoming Dates: April 12 and May 10


Upward Sports, a Christian league for kids and youth athletics, is now at First Dallas! Upward Sports is designed to instill Christian values, while providing a competitive sports league intended to improve player’s skills and technique. In our league players are taught sportsmanship, commitment and discipline, while coaches encourage and motivate through player awards after each game. learn more here 

Serve with us!

We need your help!

We are always looking for people who will love our kids and teach them about Jesus. If you are interested in volunteering with Kids Cove, visit our SERVE job board to see our immediate needs. Then, fill out this form and submit to

Shelly Taylor

Director of Preschool and Children