First Baptist Church of Jacksonville NCLove God. Love Each Other. Love Our World.

Weekday ChildCare + Preschool


Welcome to First Baptist Child Care! On behalf of the teachers, staff and Child Care Committee, we want to let you know how truly pleased we are to have you at our center.  We look forward to spending many joyful days with your child, and indeed with all of you. At First Baptist we understand that choosing childcare is a very important decision and we would like to assure you that we intend to make these first years as wonderful and exciting as we can. To begin with, we have outlined our philosophy, goals and general operational procedures below.

The First Baptist Church Child Care Program strives to provide sound Biblical principles and Christian values within a Christian environment.  All, while providing developmentally appropriate programs of learning and growth for young children in a safe and nurturing environment, in accordance with the spiritual vision of the church.

 In addition to providing a loving, Christian environment, the program that we provide is developmentally appropriate as well as academic. That is to say, we believe that children learn by DOING and PLAYING!  Our curriculum is theme-based and the weekly themes relate to people, places and things that the children understand and are interested in.  Art and music will also be provided regularly. We place a strong emphasis on social skills such as functioning within a group, learning to perform self-help tasks, gaining independence and helping each child to develop a strong and healthy sense of self while being creative. 

If you have any questions or want more information, please email the director,
Nancy Shepard


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