Children's Learning Center

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 Merry Christmas!  Our center will be closed December 22 - January 2, 2015. Morning preschool students return January 5, 2015!

PURPOSE
The weekday program is a ministry of First Baptist Church. We believe that the Bible clearly teaches the priority of family ministry. It is out of that belief that our fellowship is committed to this purpose. Our weekday program seeks to provide a stimulating and loving Christian environment to meet each child's needs and abilities. We work to provide growth in all areas of the child's development: physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual.
 
PHILOSOPHY
The Children's Learning Center provides an environment in which each child is encouraged to actively participate in the learning process. We involve the total child through daily opportunities to play, investigate, and express ideas. Children are provided with opportunities to make appropriate choices and to express themselves. Children are encouraged to develop self-help skills and to accept responsibility. We believe that this encourages a positive self-concept. We seek to build the child's faith by developing an awareness of God and His love for us, both through teaching and by example.
 
CURRICULUM

Our curriculum is based on the Georgia Early Learning Standards in the areas of physical development, emotional and social development, approaches to learning, language and literacy development, and cognitive development. Our teachers use the faith-based Wee (Weekday Education) Learn Program to help meet these standards, but are in no ways limited to this program. A variety of techniques and teaching ideas are utilized. And because young children learn so much through music, our program offers daily experiences with music and movement. You may find a copy of the learning standards at www.decal.ga.gov.
 
Our three and four-year olds have a weekly chapel program on Wednesday which is led by our music teacher and our church organist. Our ministerial and professional staff lead in our chapel services by presenting a Bible story during this time.
 
STAFF
We have a highly qualified staff which includes both certified teachers and teachers who have earned Child Development credentials. All of our staff is required to take additional training in child care yearly in order to meet state licensing requirements.
 

PAPERWORK
To enroll your child in the Children's Learning Center, please submit a completed enrollment application form, along with the non-refundable registration fee, to the Center office.
 
Before your child can begin the preschool and/or childcare programs, one parent or guardian is required to attend a parent orientation session, complete all enrollment records and submit a certificate of immunization.
 
For further information regarding our Center and its programs, please contact the Children's Learning Center office at:
 
First Baptist Church
P.O. Box 827
Dalton, GA 30722-0827
Phone: (706) 226-3906
Fax: (706) 226-7729