Kids are important. Jesus taught that. At First Baptist, we think kids are important because of our responsibility to teach them, but also because of what they can teach us. Our preschool ministry is designed around the spiritual and developmental needs of kids with age-appropriate activities for kids from birth to Kindergarten.
The Bible doesn't tell us much about Jesus' childhood except that He grew "in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men." Our program is designed to help kids grow in the same four areas: spiritually, emotionally, physically and socially. Every Bible story, song and activity is there to help students build a foundation for growth that will last their whole lives.
Because kids are important, we take careful steps to provide a safe and secure environment for them. All preschool workers are screened and drop-off and pick-up times are monitored.
Our preschool ministry includes Sunday morning activities focused on seven areas: God, Jesus, the Bible, Church, Self, the Natural World, Family and Others. Classes are age-graded by birth date to better meet the development needs of children. Your preschooler will be greeted by caring teachers who desire that your child is comfortable, safe and has a wonderful learning experience.
Ages: Birth - Kindergarten
Times: During every worship service
Location: Preschool Suite, Pre Kindergarten and Kindergarten on second floor.
First Baptist Church gives great attention to the physical and learning needs of preschoolers by providing positive experiences while parents are in worship, Sunday School or other activities. Many of the teachers your preschooler sees in Sunday School.
Ages: Birth - 4
Times: During every worship service and requested times
Location: Preschool Suite
At First Baptist, we value experiences that help us see beyond ourselves. From as early as Pre Kindergarten, we teach the importance of missions to people and cultures around the world. Mission Friends is an introduction to that idea with activity-based learning for children Pre Kindergarten and Kindergarten. Mission Friends follows a specific curriculum provided by the Women’s Missionary Union (WMU) of the Southern Baptist Convention. The hour is fast paced and highly active, as you might expect if it’s going to keep pace with preschoolers. The teachers are all volunteers, and each one has a heart for teaching the love of Christ to preschoolers, a love that propels us to spread the gospel to a lost world.
Ages: Pre Kindergarten - Kindergarten
Times: Wednesday 6:00-6:45 p.m. (Fall and Spring)
Location: Contact office for current location
The preschool years are foundational to the future growth of children. At First Baptist, we want to help parents build a generation of strong hearts, minds and bodies. Little Disciple Preschool is a Christ-centered educational program that uses Bible stories, music, art, recreation and social activities. Your child will be greeted by our trained staff of caring workers.
Find out more about Little Disciples Preschool.
Ages: Two Months - Pre-Kindergarten
Times: Tuesday -Thursday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (We observe the same holidays and emergency closings as public schools.)
Location: Preschool Suite