“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” Deuteronomy 6:5-9
FBA demonstrates a philosophy of Early Childhood Christian Education that is built upon the firm foundation of Jesus Christ and His Word. We are committed to nurture and support the growth of preschoolers physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and spiritually in the following ways:
Our preschool provides a controlled-access security system, as well as safety within and out of the classroom. Large rooms and an outdoor playground provide activity space appropriate for gross motor skill development and active learning. A strong health policy demonstrates a commitment to the well-being of each child.
Because much of a child's learning is established during the first five (5) years of life, our Christian curriculum provides hands-on learning experiences and activities for preschoolers from age six weeks to Pre-Kindergarten age. Our focus is process-oriented, rather than product-oriented. Children learn foundational skills to support a lifetime of learning in an environment where learning is exciting and engaging.
We believe preschoolers learn through play. Learning activities are provided to develop and nurture the interaction of each preschooler with his teacher and his friends.
Our classrooms provide emotional stability by providing consistent, loving teachers in all classes, consistent routines within the context of the classroom, and the encouragement of strong parental involvement resulting in the partnership of home, school, and church.
Spiritual foundations are being formed during the preschool years that provide a basis from which children will draw in later childhood and throughout their lives. Preschoolers are taught that Jesus loves them and Jesus is their friend. Foundations are being built to recognize Jesus as Savior. Bible stories and biblical truth are a primary part of the curriculum we teach. It is upon this foundation of Truth we pray our preschoolers will later pattern their lives.
In keeping with our philosophy of education, the FBA holds to the following early education mission statement, vision statement, and core values.
To prepare students to become the next generation of Christian leaders: developing our students spiritually, intellectually, socially, and physically; partnering with Christian families; and providing a Biblically integrated education of academic excellence to further the Kingdom of God for His glory.
The Bible says that where there is no vision the people perish (Proverbs 29:18). The vision of First Baptist Academy's Early Education Division is to be obedient to our Savior, Jesus Christ, and to allow the presence of the Holy Spirit to permeate this place. It is our desire to be an instrument in the hands of our Redeemer and allow Him to use us to minister to preschoolers and families by meeting the spiritual needs of our children, and prayerfully, producing a lifelong love of learning in the hearts and minds of our preschoolers.
- Providing Christ-centered, developmentally appropriate teaching methods in all areas of growth
- Providing a safe and secure environment inside and outside the classroom
- Providing loving, consistent, experienced, and trained Early Childhood Educators committed to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ