First Baptist Christian Day School


Each teacher's goal at First Baptist Christian Day School is to accept the child as an individual and to meet the individual needs of each child in a loving, secure, Christian environment.  We are a "learn through play" school which spends time daily in math and reading readiness but in such a way that your child will not feel pressure to compete or get good grades.


Units of Study

Some units of study which may be covered in the school year:


School, my senses, my family, God's beautiful world, learning about me, learning about others, Pilgrims and Indians, community helpers, farms and farm animals, pets, dinosaurs, animals, seasons, the sky, ecology, circus, holidays, birds, insects, manners, patriotism, apple week, and the ocean



Learning Concepts

Concepts taught throughout the year depend on the age, development, and interests of your child.  Some include:

Developing a positive attitude towards school, feelings--what are they and how to express them appropriately, building good self esteem, spiritual development through weekly chapel lessons, learning to solve problems, colors, recognizing his/her name and classmates' names, shapes, learning address and phone number (and 911), math readiness activities, reading readiness activities (including alphabet exposure), scissor cutting and pasting, language development, developing listening skills, following directions,  taking turns, respecting authority, respecting the rights of others, respecting property, learning right from wrong, developing a sense of community, physical development, accepting differences in others, recognizing safety hazards, practicing independence and self-reliance, and practicing behavior modification through use of words rather than actions


Activities and Centers


First Baptist Christian Day School offers large, bright classrooms brimming with opportunities to learn and play.  The classrooms are arranged in inviting centers which may include: art center, drama/home living center, science center, puzzle center, manipulatives center, play-doh center, carpentry center, blocks center, book center, and a listening center.


Other activities may include: music and movement class, snack time, playground (playroom and/or gymnasium for inclement weather), circle time (classroom jobs are assigned and unit work discussed), finger plays, show and tell, story time, arts and crafts,  learning games, and chapel time. 


Once a Week: 

Chapel: children learn basic Christian principles 
Library: children select and take home a book each week 

Movies: children watch a 10-15 minute video which may be from a book such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar or Johnny Appleseed


Special Days and Events

Some special days and events include: 

Color day, puppet show, party pony, stone soup day, pumpkin week, harvest festival and parade, Thanksgiving feast, Christmas program, un-snow day, USA day, Easter parade, conferences, StoryTime Express lady, Father's day, Mother's day, butterfly release day, lunch bunch, Hidden Pond Nature Center visit, and group participation play/production

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