Child Development Center Academic Program
First Baptist Christian School Child Development Center (CDC) has developed curriculum goals and objectives for Infants through Pre-Kindergarten. FBCS is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Accrediting Commission of the Texas Association of Baptist Schools (ACTABS), which is part of the Texas Private School Accrediting Commission (TEPSAC) and is recognized by the Texas Education Agency.
The philosophy of education in FBCS weekday early education program is based on God’s plan for educating children, and His design for human growth. “A child unfolds like a rose,” stated the late Dr. Kathryn Chapman, associate Professor of Childhood Education, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Just as a rose unfolds according to God’s orderly design, so does God’s highest creation, a human. Human beings “unfold” after birth from the head down and from the center out.
The CDC curriculum includes Christian Weekday Early Education (WEE Learn) and A Beka Publishing Company. These programs involve a child's total experience from the time he/she arrives at the FBCS CDC until he/she enters Kindergarten at FBCS Elementary School. The learning experiences carry over into the child’s home and family. The curriculum provides opportunities for children to think, solve problems, and to communicate effectively with their parents and teachers. It provides daily opportunities to growth, development and enjoyment of success for each child.