Thursday, September 29, 2016

Child Care Center

See What Makes Us Special!

The Child Care Center of First Baptist Church Shelby, NC is proud to be the recipient of the 2011 and 2013 Best of Cleveland County Award by the Shelby Star.  We are a four-star facility licensed by the NC Division of Child Development. We are inspected annually by the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education, the Health Department, the Fire Department and the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Hours and Ages

The Child Care Center is a year-round facility that operates Monday - Friday.

Our operating hours are from 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Infant and Toddler rooms are open from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

We admit children from 8 weeks old through pre-kindergarten.  Daily routines in every classroom include age appropriate lesson plans, indoor/outdoor play, breakfast, hot lunch, afternoon snack and child/teacher directed center activities.

Curriculum and Schedule

Our curriculum is designed to help lay a strong foundation for faith development in each child.   Concept areas include God, Jesus, Bible, church, self, family, others, community, and the natural world. Our schedule is designed to strike a balance between self-directed and teacher guided activities and to implement periods of relative quite and rest after periods of active play. Every classroom is arranged in activity centers, highlighting the various activities children can choose to participate in.  Classroom centers include areas for home living, a quiet reading corner, manipulatives, blocks and building, music, art, and science.  Below is a sample schedule of our daily routines. Classrooms for Two's and older also attend a weekly chapel.

Sample Schedule

6:30 – 8:15          Arrive/free choice all centers open
8:15 – 8:30          Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00          First group time
9:00 – 10:00        Free choice all centers open
10:00 – 10:15      Music & movement
10:15 – 10:45      Second group time
10:45 – 11:15      Playground/ Gym
11:15 – 2:00        Lunch/ Rest time
2:00 – 2:30          Wake up/ Snack
2:30 – 3:30          Free choice all centers open
3:30 – 4:10          Playground/ Gym
4:10 – 6:00         Free choice all centers open/ Prepare to go home

Resources for Perspective Families

The following resources download in .pdf format. 

For more information or to enroll your child, contact Penny Corn, Weekday Ministries Director & Child Care Center Coordinator at (704) 482-3460 or childcare@fbcshelby.org.