EARLY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Ages 6 weeks - 5 years

From the Director


Welcome to First Baptist Christian School’s Early Education program! Thank you for considering FBCS as your child’s “first steps” into a lifetime of discovery and learning. Our main focus is to prepare your child for Kindergarten and beyond, both academically and spiritually while having fun and providing a wonderful experience for both you and your child. At FBCS, your child will have the opportunity to learn through fun and engaging curriculum as well as weekly music classes, monthly on-campus library days and “Fun Friday” science assemblies.  The daily instruction by our loving preschool staff as well as the social interaction with your child's peers will allow him/her to grow into an independent preschooler.  We appreciate the opportunity to meet with you and show you all that FBCS has to offer both you and your little one.


As an experienced early educator, I understand that your child's first school experience can be somewhat stressful. Click here to read a great article from Kids Health regarding the transition into a preschool setting. 


Blessings, 

Ms. Jan

  • Infants

    From the start, your child will be loved and nurtured in a safe, warm, and caring environment. Our teachers give plenty of one on one attention to each child, making their classroom feel just like home. Even our youngest students are given opportunities to learn and discover their world as well as God's word. Our infant room cares for children as young as six weeks of age.

  • Toddlers

    Once they're on the move, your little one will make their way into our toddler room. In the same area as the infant room, a familiar setting helps them transition into a more structured, learning-led environment. Our toddler teachers incorporate music & movement, dramatic play, reading, and science into their daily routine to make every moment a teachable one. 

  • Transitional Twos

    Our Transitional Twos class is here to help with one of the biggest steps in a child's early life - potty training! A low teacher-to-child ratio makes sure that each student gets the help, support, and attention needed to be successful. This class is also designed to introduce children to both the Handwriting Without Tears and Fletcher's Place curriculums.

  • Three Year Olds

    At FBCS, three year olds are truly "big kids"! In this classroom, an even greater emphasis is placed on structured learning. Both Handwriting Without Tears and Fletcher's Place are utilized daily to lay a strong foundation of phonics and handwriting skills. Our current teacher in this class even introduces students to Spanish by incorporating it into every day lessons such as calendar time, music, art, and reading.  

  • Pre-K (Ages 4-5)

    In Pre-K, kindergarten readiness is the ultimate goal. At FBCS, Pre-K classrooms follow a more defined instructional schedule to prepare them for a classroom setting as well as a more focused curriculum of phonics, writing, science, and bible. Each month, our Pre-K students also visit the FBCS library for story time with our librarian and to check out books to enjoy in their classrooms. 

Curriculum

Because their minds are quickly developing and they are excited to explore, the first years of a child's life are the best times to introduce them to new skills and concepts. At FBCS, phonics is taught through Fletcher's Place, a curriculum which focuses on teaching kids how to read by decoding the basic sounds contained in a word. This innovative curriculum program makes learning fun and before they know it, our children have begun to grasp the

basic building blocks of reading. 


In addition to phonics, children in our Early Education Department also learn proper early writing skills thanks to  Handwriting Without Tears. This curriculum teaches correct placement and direction of letters as well as proper formation. By Kindergarten, many of our students are ready

to write at or above their age appropriate skill level.

Music / Dance

Both music and rhythmic movement are key in early childhood development, helping  coordination, gross and fine motor skills, memory skills, and more. FBCS is proud to offer a robust music program in all areas of our Early Education Department. From Infants all the way through Pre-K, each classroom has scheduled music time with our talented and engaging music teacher. The kids love to sing, dance, and worship and they look forward to music every week. 


In addition to music, FBCS partners with the BellaLise School of Dance to provide on-campus pullout dance classes once a week. Choose from tap, jazz, and hip-hop to get your little one on their feet! For more information, click below to visit BellaLise School of Dance on Facebook.


  - BellaLise School of Dance


BellaLise School of Dance is an independent entity and is not managed by or professionally affiliated with First Baptist Christian School. For all purposes, including scheduling, registration, payment, etc., please contact BellaLise School of Dance. FBCS does not handle registrations or monies on behalf of BellaLise School of Dance


STREAM / Literacy

Today, the STEAM education model (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) is highly prioritized for its wholistic approach to subject matter. Because we know that a biblical worldview is the key to a truly whole and correct education, STEAM becomes STREAM at FBCS with the addition of "Religious Training". At the preschool level, children are exposed to the basics of the STEAM subjects through activities as simple as building with Lego, or watching caterpillars grow into butterflies. Students even enjoy special "Science Friday" assemblies led by Ms. Jan! In everything they do, our students are taught that God has given us our abilities to think, build, create, and observe, and that His creation has been specially designed to reflect His glory.


In addition to STREAM education, FBCS places a high priority on early childhood literacy. Our teachers read and sing with their students, introduce them to phonics with  Fletcher's Place, and encourage parents to read at home with their children. Teachers also utilize a large collection of STREAM & Literacy kits, created by our Preschool Director, which incorporate themed books, activities, and manipulatives to teach about many different topics.