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MISSION:

Partnering with parents in the nurture of children through a morning program of developmentally-appropriate learning activities.

FAITH DEVELOPMENT:

Parents are the child's first and most significant spiritual guide and the FBC Weekday Preschool's role is to interpret a child's experiences in terms of God.  We offer a prayer at Thanksgiving before eating; we hear stories from the Bible; we focus on a Bible verse/thought each week; and, four and five year olds participate in monthly worship times in the First Baptist Chapel.  First Baptist Preschool does not teach doctrine.

CURRICULUM:

The basis for classroom instruction is the Wee Learn curriculum.  Written from the Christian perspective, this developmental curriculum offers age-appropriate learning experiences.

 SCHOOL TERM / CALENDAR:

The school year is based on a 166 day calendar beginning the day after Labor Day and ending the Thursday before Memorial Day. There are two length-of-day options: 9am - 12 noon, and 9am - 1pm.  Children register to attend school on specific days of the week for the entire term  There is no drop-in service.

Click here for Weekday School Calendar

AGE GROUP:

A child's eligibility for a class is based on their age on August 31 prior to the opening of school.  Infants must be six weeks old; Toddlers must be one year old and walking; Transitioners must be eighteen months old.  Fives must have completed a preschool four year old program or be five years old by August 31.

Age Group

Maximum Class Size

Child:Teacher Ratio

Infants 6 3:1
Toddlers 8 4:1
Transitioners 10 5:1
Twos 15 5:1
Threes 15 8:1
Fours 18 9:1
Fives/Pre-K 15 8:1


HOLIDAYS:

Thanksgiving: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday of holiday week
Christmas: two weeks at end of calendar year to include Christmas and New Year's days
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Spring Break/Easter: one week either the week before or the week after Easter; including Good Friday

INCLEMENT WEATHER:

FBC Preschool follows Guilford County Schools decisions on closing for inclement weather.  Please consult media announcements or the GCS website.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE:

The school day begins at 9 am.  At 8:50 am, a welcome flag is displayed at the Guilford Avenue entrance to indicate that children may enter the building.  There are two entrances to the Weekday Preschool: 

  • Mendenhall Street door:  Parents of Infants, Toddlers, and Transition classes use the Mendenhall entrance
  • Guilford Avenue/Red Door: The director or a teacher will be availalble to help children out of cars and into the building.  Parents are also welcome to walk children into the building.  Cars should NEVER be left parked under the porte-coche/covered entrance.

A late fee of $5 is due if a parent is more than five minutes late for pickup and has not called to inform the school.  Parents will receive a late slip and should attach payment and return to the director.