Weekday Childcare

daycare ministry at First Baptist Church Shelby
children learning at daycare at FBC Shelby
children playing at daycare
children on playground at First Baptist Church Shelby

Weekday Ministries

For more than 47 years, First Baptist Church has provided a Christian atmosphere for the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual development of children! Our daily aim in both the Child Care ministry and Mother’s Morning Out ministry, is excellence in care and teaching of children through love and encouragement as they develop at their own pace into the individuals God intends them to be!

Since 1976, we have been offering full-day Child Care, year-round, through our state licensed, 5-star childcare facility for children in the Two-Year-Old thru Pre- Kindergarten classrooms (Monday – Friday, 6:30 AM – 5:30 PM) and Infant thru Toddler classrooms (Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM).

We also offer half-day care through our Mother’s Morning Out ministry during the school year in the Toddler thru Pre-Kindergarten classrooms (Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM).

Child Care Monday -Friday (6:30 AM – 5:30 PM) 

Infant thru Toddler classrooms Monday -Friday (7:30am-5:30PM)

Penny Corn, Weekday Ministries Director

In our Child Care ministry, we encourage children to reach their full potential by offering opportunities through which they experience love and understanding! Children enjoy the day with our team of classroom teachers following age- appropriate lesson plans including indoor/outdoor play, breakfast, hot lunch, afternoon snack and children/teacher directed center activities.  Faith-building along with kindergarten preparation lead the focus of our curriculum.

As a state licensed Child Care facility, we are inspected annually by the NC Divisions of Child Development and Early Education, the Cleveland County Health Department, the Fire Marshal and the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Staff conduct monthly fire drills and playground inspections and quarterly Shelter-in-Place and Lockdown drills. All staff receive the required training hours in addition to First Aid, CPR and EpiPen use.

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, the Child Care facility will follow the Cleveland County Schools Schedule, when applicable. Call the Child Care office at 704-482-3460 for late openings and closings or visit our Facebook page at First Baptist Church Shelby Weekday Ministries.

For more information or to enroll your child please call us at (704) 482-3460. For calendars, fee schedules, handbooks, enrollment packets and menus please click on the form tabs below. Thank you. 

Mother’s Morning Out Monday – Thursday (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)

Clara Spangler, MMO Coordinator 

In our Mother’s Morning Out ministry, children are encouraged in the building of a strong foundation for faith development concepts through devotionals and inspirational songs.  Creative and interactive learning activities help children to
learn together each day.

Our staff will provide many opportunities daily for every child to develop skills for sharing, taking turns, making friends, resolving conflicts, solving problems, helping others, recognizing, and accepting others, building self-esteem, strengthening emotional control, and experiencing growth towards self-discipline. Our qualified teachers have a strong faith in Jesus Christ and look toward Jesus for guidance throughout each day.

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, Mother’s Morning Out (MMO) will follow the decision made by the Cleveland County Schools, when applicable. Example: If Cleveland County Schools are closed, MMO may also be closed. However, if there is a delay, MMO will open at the regular scheduled time of 9:00 AM.

If you have any questions regarding MMO inclement weather closings, please call 704-482-3460 or visit our Facebook page at First Baptist Church Shelby Weekday Ministries.

For more information or to enroll your child please call us at (704) 482-9456.  

For calendars, fee schedules, handbooks, enrollment packet, and weekly menus please click on the form tabs below.  Thank you!

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