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 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

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)

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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.




Welcome back! Take a look at what the CDC is doing!

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 PC Kidz Computer Program.

Thursdays: The children attend Chapel. During this time, the children sing songs and hear a Bible story.

Bible Thought for the Month of August:

In the beginning God created the world.

~Genesis 1:1

hand-holding-apple_2August 24-28: Theme – Starting to School

August 24: First Day of Fall Semester

August 25: Supply Fees Due $50 per child

August 31-September 4: Theme – I Am Learning About Me

September 7: CDC Closed for Labor Day

Get-your-kids-excited-about-bugs-150x150September 8-11: Theme – Senses (I Can See and Hear)

September 14-18: Theme – Senses (Taste, Touch & Smell)

September 21-25: Theme – I Can Eat Good Food

September 28-October 2: Theme – Making Friends

September 29: Pre-K Vision & Hearing Screening