Nursery 0 - 2 years Preschool 3 - 5 years
Who doesn't love the laughter of little children? Here at First Baptist children are a priority! We are especially blessed with highly trained teachers who not only teach our children at the church but excel in public education as well. Our Nursery is taught by Brittany Edwards who is an Early Childhood Education major at Mayland Community College. Brittany involves the children ages 0 – 2years in Bible story time, music, nature walks, playtime and healthy snacks during Sunday School and also during the worship service. We begin age appropriate Bible learning in this class to introduce children to the concepts of listening, praying, sharing, appreciating God's creation and learning about His love for them. The room is spacious, bright, and well equipped for each child's comfort and safety. We have a communication system which may be used if a parent is needed during the worship service. Special needs children are also welcome and we have members with medical training who are available upon request.
Our Preschool department is headed by Barbara Babb who is renown in this area for her work in Preschool education. Barbara is the director of an excellent Preschool program in Burnsville. Her assistant teacher, Jan Sparks has served the greater Western North Carolina area in Early Childhood Intervention programs and has many years of experience in teaching children with learning and physical disabilities. Both ladies are completely dedicated to educating children ages 3–5 years with the most innovative teaching methods and with age appropriate Bible concepts. Their room is comparably equipped to the public preschools in the area. Learning centers are the hallmark of this classroom.
An added benefit for this age group is Children's Church which takes place during the regular worship hour. Preschool children begin worship with their family in the sanctuary and after the "Children's Sermon" time they transition from the sanctuary to their own area for Children's Church.
As you can see, all children are special at First Baptist and we gladly welcome you and your children to visit us anytime.