COUNT ON US, TO LOVE YOUR CHILD!
Supporting you as a parent/guardian on your journey in raising a child is important to us. Loving, teaching, and helping your child discover faith is our purpose. Embracing the needs of your family and seeking their fulfillment is our goal. We are here to serve and support you.
From infancy to Pre-K, life is full of change. New developmental stages and accomplishments are achieved as fast as diapers are changed and teeth lost. As parents, we need a place for our children to discover faith and encounter God in and among those stages and changes. Our Nursery leadership recognizes the significance of being entrusted with the physical care, spiritual development, and education of children. Through a variety of weekly programs and scheduled events, we pray that your family will encounter God and know your needs are being met.
Safety, Security and Learning Environment
Your child's safety, security and learning environment are important to us. To make sure needs are met, we...
...use Kidcheck check-in-system;
(KidCheck is a secure, children’s check-in system that enhances your provider’s security system and simplifies the check-in process. KidCheck helps ensure no one can pick up your child without your consent. More information about KidCheck can be found at www.kidcheck.com);
...have uniformed security officers present during regular weekly events;
...require all employees and volunteers to be background checked;
...require two adults in every room at all times and restrict diapering and bathroom needs to employees;
...post a picture of the workers outside each classroom;
...make Allerbling Bracelets available. Allerbling™ is a unique wristband that displays your child’s allergic food groups with colorful and cute iconic symbols. You can learn more at www.allerbling.com;
...do not allow peanuts or peanut products (m&ms, cookies, granola bars, peanut butter);
...wash every toy after each weekly and special event with a bleach solution.
8:15-9:30 AM Childcare for Chapel Service
9:45-10:30 AM Sunday School
10:30-12:00 AM Wee Worship & Intentional Play
At this stage in life, children learn through play and hands-on discovery. Their senses play a significant role as they learn and develop. Taking that into consideration, Pre-School Sunday school at First Baptist is exciting, hands-on, and at times messy. Each month’s theme focuses on our goal of teaching our little ones to Love God (Love God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:37-38). Our weekly activities and hands-on learning opportunities make our goal obtainable by encouraging the children to LOVE GOD by inciting wonder, LOVE LIFE by provoking discovery and LOVE OTHERS by fueling passion.
Our Sunday School themes for 2018-2019 are:
(March) Made: God Made Me
(March / April) What a Week: Jesus is My Friend
(May) Hop To It: God Helps Me Do Big Things
During our 10:50 Adult Worship Service, our little ones have a Worship Service of their own. We gather in our common area, review our theme, explore the day's lesson and sing songs. We also use the experience to teach giving to those in need (collecting offering), prayer (Prayer Bear, The Lord’s Prayer, general prayer), and the importance of community worship. Truth be told, it is a little chaotic, but the children love it and take it all in! As parents, you will hear who got to light our candle (fake), who took home Prayer bear, and who danced crazily during music because experience creates memory.
Rev. Jenny Burns
Associate Pastor of Preschool and Special Ministries