Amy Dutcher

Amy Dutcher is the Children's Director here at FUMC Wharton.  She is married to James.  They have two children Collin and Reagan, three dogs, a cat and a turtle.  She loves spending time with her family and photography. Amy is a passionate about teaching children that though Jesus and his love we can move mountains.

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Small Blessings Child Care Center


Welcome to Small Blessings! We are a non-profit outreach ministry of the First United Methodist Church of Wharton, Texas. Small Blessings is an infant/toddler center for newborn children through two years of age. Its purpose is to reflect the highest values and the best care for young children. Everyday classroom experiences will be interpreted in ways consistent with a Christian atmosphere. Children of all faiths are welcome.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a positive Christian environment to develop children’s physical, social, emotional, spiritual and intellectual growth while providing a ministry of service and outreach to the community.

Where and When

1717 Pioneer
Wharton, TX 77488

Phone: 979-488-2818 or 979-532-1100


Daycare hours:
7:15 am to 6:00 pm on Monday - Friday

Administrative hours:
8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Monday - Thursday
8:00 am to 11:00 am on Friday


Very young children are important to Small Blessings and our program is designed to meet their needs.  Loving experienced care giving in a safe, stimulating environment is supplemented with a curriculum geared for early learning.  Curriculum emphasizes gross motor and fine motor development, as well as cognitive, language and social skills.

Infants newborn to 11 months
Wobblers 12 months to 17 months
Young Toddlers 18 months to 23 months
Toddlers 2 to 3 years
Preschoolers 3 to 4 years
Pre-Kindergarten 4 to 5 years


Our goals for each child that attends Small Blessings:


  • To develop a knowledge of God’s Creation
  • To learn about God Himself
  • To begin to understand how God loves us


  • To develop a positive attitude toward learning
  • To experience a sense of self-esteem
  • To exhibit a positive attitude toward life
  • To demonstrate cooperative, pro-social behavior
  • To develop a sense of autonomy
  • To acquire self-help skills


  • To enhance gross motor skills (large muscles)
  • To enhance and refine fine motor skills (wrist and hand muscles)
  • To aid in development of eye-hand coordination
  • To use all senses in learning


  • To acquire learning and problem-solving skills
  • To expand logical thinking skills
  • To acquire concepts and information leading to a fuller understanding of the immediate world
  • To expand creative and imaginative abilities through make-believe play, art and music
  • To expand verbal communication skills


Children must be at least 4 weeks old to enter Small Blessings. Small Blessings does not discriminate against race, religion, gender or ethnicity for enrollment in our program.

Pre-registration for Small Blessings takes place year round for current openings.

Waiting List
A waiting list will be maintained for those interested in enrollment when space becomes available.

Licensing Standards

Small Blessings meets or exceeds all standards set by the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services and is fully licensed as required by state regulations.


Labor Day
Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday)
Christmas December 26,2016
New Year's
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day(or day before)


Parent Handbook (updated June 19, 2014)

 Infant Supply List

Wobbler Supply List

Young Toddler Supply List

Toddler Supply List

Preschool Supply List

Pre K Supply List