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Child Development Center

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Teach a child to choose the right path
and when he is older he will remain upon it.
Proverbs 22:6

The Child Development Center (CDC) is a full-time, state licensed, child care facility for children ages six weeks through five years old.

It is an extended ministry of First Baptist Church, Arlington, providing a Christian based weekday education program from 6:30a.m. to 6:00p.m., Monday through Friday.

The purpose of the FBC Child Develpment Center is to establish a full-time, nonprofit Christian weekday program of child care as a way to extend the ministry of First Baptist Church, Arlington.  We accomplish this by providing care, education, and development for each child enrolled to his or her greatest potential – spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally, and socially.  We also provide a program of ministry and outreach to the families of the children enrolled.

We are located at:
300 South Center
Arlington, TX 76010

You can reach us by:
Phone: (817)276-6492

Thank you for your interest in the Child Development Center.

This program is an extension of the Preschool Ministry of First Baptist Church.  We are not only here to provide quality child care for your children during the day, but to minister to your entire family.  I encourage you to take note of the opportunities of the church and join us when you can.

We are committed to providing quality Christian care for your children.  Our open door policy allows you to visit your children in our program at any time.  We also have opportunities for you to be active in our weekday program through volunteering, assisting with parties, teacher appreciation, and attending parent activities.

Thank you again for your interest in our program.  We look forward to working with you.  Please call if you have any further questions.

Louise Michell, Program Director

2013 Administrator of the Year in Tarrant County


The Child Development Center is open Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The CDC is closed on the following holidays:

New Year’s Day                  Labor Day
Good Friday                       Thanksgiving & Friday
Memorial Day                     Christmas Eve & Day
Independence Day             New Year’s Eve

Staff Development Days (January & August)

1 Floating Holiday Yearly


The Weekday Early Education Curriculum published by Lifeway is the foundation for the age appropriate activities implemented in the classrooms. Activities include art, music, dramatic play, blocks, outdoor play, discovery, and story time.


Our Fall semester has begun! Take a look at what the CDC is doing!

Mondays: The children participate in Classical Kids Fitness which is a study of the classical composers and then the children do games to that music.

Wednesdays:The children attend story time in the church library with Ms. Courtney. Additionally, parents can choose to enroll their child in the PC Kidz Computer Program.

Thursdays: The children attend Chapel in which they sing songs and learn a bible story.

Popsicles are served each afternoon following playground play.

Bible Thought for the Month of September: 

God made us. Psalm 139:14

September 1: The CDC is closed for Labor Day

September 2-5: Theme – I Am Learning About Me

September 8-12: Theme – Senses (I Can See and Hear)

September 15-19: Theme – Senses (I Can Taste, Touch and Smell)

September 22-26: Theme – I Can Eat Good Food

September 29-October 3: Theme – Making Friends