Our Child Development Center (CDC) opened its doors for ministry to the members of First Baptist and the Clayton community on June 1, 2006. We offer full-time and part-time care year-round for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years of age. We use the ABC Jesus Loves Me Bible-based curriculum which includes Bible stories, songs, and scripture memory. The Creative Curriculum helps our students study and explore the world God made through age and developmentally appropriate activities.
As Christian directors and teachers, we take seriously the trust that parents place in us to care for their children. Our staff are experienced, loving, and nurturing early childhood educators. All of our staff are chosen not only for their experience and education but also for their loving, caring attitudes toward children and their commitment to Christ. All staff receive CPR/First Aid training and staff working with infants receive ITS-SIDS training as required by NC DCDEE.
Our staff provide age appropriate learning experiences that are biblically based and promote growth and development in the following areas: motor skills, social interactions, emotional development, language skills, and early literacy and math skills. Children are offered structure, security, and independence by following established daily routines. Independent learning takes place during free play in centers such as dramatic (pretend) play, blocks/building, art/writing, books/reading, and manipulatives/puzzles. Our teachers use the Bible-based curriculum, ABC Jesus Loves Me and the study-based Creative Curriculum.
August 22-23 – Thur-Fri Center Closed – Teacher Workdays
August 23 – Friday Open House – 5:30 in the Sanctuary
August 26 Monday First Day of New School Year
September 2 Monday Center Closed – Labor Day
November 27-29 Wed-Fri Center Closed – Thanksgiving
December 24-26 Tues-Thurs Center Closed – Christmas Break
January 1 Wednesday Center Closed – New Year’s Day
April 10 Friday Center Closed – Good Friday
April 13 Mon Center Closed – Teacher Workday
May 25 Monday Center Closed – Memorial Day
July 3 Friday Center Closed – Independence Day
Registration for the upcoming school year will begin in March. Registration for current students is done first, followed by siblings and church members, and then the public. A class slot is reserved once the registration application is completed and the registration fee of $100.00 has been paid. Registration/Supply fees are due each year to secure your child’s slot and are non-refundable.
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Our program meets all state licensing requirements for a church preschool. We are licensed by the State of North Carolina through the Division of Child Development. Our license is renewed each year after announced and unannounced observations by our state consultant who conducts audits of administrative files and a center inspection.
The Center is a member of the NC Baptist Church Weekday Education Association.
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