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Our purpose is to provide a loving, Christian environment in which each child can grow and develop socially, mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
*To develop a wholesome attitude toward work, play, people, property, learning and self.
*To develop an acceptable behavior pattern toward others and to be a part of the group.
*To develop an appreciation of the value of beauty, truth, and the love of God.
*To encourage creative expression through art, music, stories and group play.
*To develop independent thinking and problem solving.
Our base curriculum is WEE Learn (Weekday Early Education materials). These materials provide a range of age-appropriate, learning centered activities which help to develop the “whole child”. Each week has a specific unit of study which our teachers use as a guide. Additional learning and seasonal activities are added to enhance learning. This includes “Handwriting Without Tears” for our Pre-K classes. The Kindergarten class uses the Cobb County Handwriting curriculum.
Meaningful learning for young children involves active participation and the children are given opportunities to choose activities in areas of art, blocks, books, puzzles, nature, homeliving, and music. Each center is carefully planned to stimulate growth through the use of inviting materials, appropriate for the age of the child.
Large group activities include songs, stories, Bible thoughts, conversation, and sharing time. Children learn to listen, take turns and participate in a group.
Chapel is held weekly for Kindergarten, Pre-K and Three Year classes beginning in October. Children learn to participate in corporate worship through singing, Bible stories and prayer. Parents are invited to attend.
The Weekday Preschool year begins the last week of August and ends mid-May. Classes meet from 9am until 1 pm. The Kindergarten class meets from 9 am until 2 pm. Classes are for ages two-six and we also have Parent’s Morning Out for older one year olds~16 months by September 1 of the enrolling school year. We are closed anytime Cobb County Schools are closed for any reason. For more information, call Cindi White at 770-435-3549.
Our faculty is outstanding. Each teacher has special training in early childhood education and experience in working with preschool children. All teachers are certified in CPR and First Aid.
Teaching based on love gives the child a better understanding of himself/herself and greater love and respect for others.
Our teachers share a love for preschoolers and are committed to teach each child according to his/her needs. Two teachers are in every classroom which enables more time for individual attention.
A parent’s meeting is scheduled prior to the opening of school. Several special programs/meetings are scheduled throughout the year. These will be listed in our Parent Handbook and on our calendar.
First Baptist Church Weekday Education (FBCWE) of Smyrna is a non-profit, license exempt, and not required to be licensed, weekday preschool and kindergarten program for children ages 16 months through 6 years of any race, religion, nationality, or ethnic origin. This weekday preschool program, in operation since 1954, is a ministry and education outreach of First Baptist Church of Smyrna, Georgia.