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.
Winter is here! Take a look at what the CDC is doing!
Tuesdays: The children participate in Music Class. During this time, the children enjoy movement to music with Classical Kids Fitness.
Wednesdays: The children have story time in room 103; 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.
Bible Thought for the Month of December:
Jesus was born.
~ Matthew 2:1
December 3 - 7: Theme - Joseph and Mary - Going to Bethlehem (C.D.C. "Pounds of Pennies" benefiting the Mission Arlington Christmas Store runs through Friday, December 14th.)
December 10 - 14: Theme - Sharing Christmas Joy (Dec. 13 - All parents are welcome to hear Dr. Wiles present the Chapel lesson @ 11:00 am; Dec. 14 - Pre-K delivers "Pounds of Pennies" to Mission Arlington; Dec. 14 - C.D.C. Class Christmas Parties @ 3:00 pm)
December 17 - 21: Theme - Christmas Traditions
December 24 - 28: Theme - I Have Favorite Toys (C.D.C. Closed Dec. 24th, 25th & 26th for Christmas Holidays)
December 31 - January 4, 2019: Theme - Winter Outside My Window (C.D.C. Closed Dec. 31st & Jan. 1st, 2019 for the New Years Holidays - Classes resume Wed, Jan. 2nd, 2019)