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First Baptist Child Development Center

1101 S Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 671-5795


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

From the Director:

Activities are purposely fashioned to engage and stimulate the creative minds of preschoolers, and make learning appear like play.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Counting material & games(manipulatives)
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Professor Curiosity Visits once a month
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
  • riding toys, gym
Other subjects taught Music in Motion Spanish in Action, Sensory Science,Biblically Based with Professor Curiosity,

From the Director:

Our Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum start with the Creative Curriculum Foundation, along with HighReach Learning, A-Beka, Bible through Hands On and ACSI. Our teaching approach is sprinkled with just the right amount of play, exploration, structure, and teacher-led/age appropriate activities.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The First Baptist Child Development Center is a ministry of the First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach. We share a common philosophy based upon an understanding of the needs of children. Preschool children learn best through play and discovery. As preschoolers pass through stages of development, which occur in a predictable sequence, we believe it is our responsibility to recognize these stages and to plan experiences that will nurture and facilitate maximum growth. These experiences are designed to meet the needs of the total child, to promote intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Special Meetings
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school