About the CDC
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 First Baptist Child Development 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
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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
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
Thanksgiving & Friday
Christmas Eve & 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.
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Mondays: The children participate in Classical Kids Fitness which is the study of the classical composers and the children do movement and games to that music.
Wednesdays: The children have story time in the church library; and additionally, parents can choose to enroll their child in the Tech4Kidz Computer Program.
Thursdays: The children attend Chapel. During this time, the children sing songs and hear a Bible story.
Pounds of Pennies: The CDC will be collecting "Pounds of Pennies" for Mission Arlington during the Christmas season. Beginning Monday, November 7th, children may bring pennies to the center office in exchange for a candy cane. On Friday, December 16th, the Pre-K students will deliver the pennies to Mission Arlington and sing Christmas carols for the staff of Mission Arlington.
Bible Thought for the Month of December:
"Jesus was born."
Nov 28-Dec 2: Theme - Holiday Stories and Music
Dec 1: Pajama Movie Day - "Polar Express" at 9:30am
Dec 5-9: Theme - Joseph and Mary - Going to Bethlehem
Dec 6: Storyteller - "Alphie the Elf" at 10:00am
Dec 12-16: Theme - Sharing Christmas Joy
Dec 15: Chapel with Dr. Wiles at 11:00am
Dec 16: Pre-K takes Pennies to Mission Arlington at 10:00am
Dec 16: Class Christmas Parties 3:00pm
Dec 19-23: Theme - Christmas Traditions (In America)
Dec 23: CDC Closed for Christmas Holiday
Dec 26-30: Theme - Toys for Play
Dec 26: CDC Closed for Christmas Holiday
Dec 30: CDC Closed for New Year's Holiday
Jan 2: CDC Closed for New Year's Holiday