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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 programfrom 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.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.

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 Director

The Child Development Center is open Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The CDC is closed on the following holidays:

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

Staff Development Days (August & January)

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.

Take a look at what the CDC is doing!

Winter is here!

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

Wednesdays: Each wednesday the children have story time in the FBCA library with Mrs. Barbara. The 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, parents can choose to enroll their child in the PC Kidz Computer Program.

Thursdays: The children attend Chapel in the FBCA Chapel.


Bible Thought for the Month of January: God sends the snow. Psalm 147:16

January 2-6: Theme Clothes I Wear in Winter

January 9-13: Theme Snow Time: Snowballs, Snowflakes and Snow People

January 16-20: Theme Winter Sports

January 16th-CDC Closed for a Staff Development Day

January 23-27: Theme Where are the Winter Animals?

January 30-February 3: Theme I Love My Family