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PRESCHOOL AT FBA
PK3 & K4

We know that the decision as to where your child goes to preschool is an important one. We are delighted that you have chosen First Baptist Academy for your family, and look forward to getting to know each of you better! Your child’s day at First Baptist Academy will be filled with developmentally-appropriate learning in a loving environment, with a focus on kindergarten readiness. We offer a structured learning environment with hands-on activities that correlate with our learning objectives. We call this “learning through play.” We are thankful that you are part of our family this year and we are excited to partner with you in laying the foundations for your child’s education!

The FBA PreK3 and K4 preschool programs use developmentally appropriate curriculum with a Biblical Worldview, and differentiated instruction to meet student needs at their level.

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"Inspiring students to discover and
achieve their fullest potential."

First Baptist Academy exists to prepare the next generation to boldly stand for Christ. Our mission is to partner with parents to develop students with Christian character and a biblical worldview, equipping them for life, learning, and leadership.

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A Day in the Life at Preschool

PreK3 Program

FBA PreK3 is a well rounded program in which the children engage in a variety of activities that help them to practice readiness skills. Some activities that they enjoy participating in are pretending in the Housekeeping Center, painting at the easel in the Art Center, building structures in the Block Center and using their fine motor skills with play dough. The children also attend Chapel once a month. They sing songs, listen and participate in Bible lessons, and prayer time.

K4 Program

Our K4 Program is purposefully designed to promote the principles of Kingdom Education and academic excellence. We are dedicated in building a strong foundation and igniting a lifelong passion for learning in our children. K4 uses a variety of curriculum tools in a developmentally appropriate environment to ensure that students learn through a Biblical Worldview. Classroom instructional time will include literacy and letter learning activities, math games and activities, science experiences, culinary experiences, art projects, weekly chapel, and special events and socials. Students are introduced to Related Arts classes each week which include: Music , P.E. , Art , and Library time. Each day children have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of outdoor experiences. Our beautiful campus includes a new playground, an outdoor classroom area, trike path, outdoor activity area, nature walks, and gardens. There are many opportunities for children to run, jump, throw, dig, explore, discover, and investigate God’s world while playing with classmates.

Typical Day

  • Morning Time Activity

  • Pledges and Prayer

  • Calendar

  • Alphabet

  • Letter Sounds

  • Language Mechanics

  • Bible

  • Math

  • Morning Read Aloud

  • Centers

  • Morning Recess

  • Handwriting W/O Tears

  • Lunch

  • Related Arts (Music, P.E, or Art)

  • Science/ Social Studies

  • Afternoon Centers

  • Afternoon Read Aloud

  *  Typical day varies from PreK3 to K4

Student Arrival/Dismissal

The PreK program begins at 8:00 am. Pre-K students may be dropped off beginning at 7:30 am at the PreK playground. Half day students are to be picked up at the East Porte-cochere at 12:00. Full day students will be picked up at the East Porte-cochere 3:00 pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will my child

be challenged?

We differentiate our instruction based on student needs. We meet the student at their individual level and provide challenging activities that allow them to progress at a comfortable and developmentally appropriate pace.

Does my child have

to be potty trained?

Children must be potty-trained and three or four years old, respectively, by September 1.

Can our child promote early to next grade level?

Our age policy states that a child must be 3, 4, or 5 by September 1 to be eligible for PK3, K4 or K5. This policy is also in place at FBCN and is a statewide requirement.

Preschool & Elementary School Director

Jennifer Crossan

Jennifer Crossan
Preschool & ES Director
JCrossan@FBALions.org

Mrs. Crossan has served as a Preschool teacher at FBA for the past six years in addition to serving as a Team Leader, Technology Coordinator, and Academic Team member. Mrs. Crossan has a Master’s degree in Teaching and Learning with Leadership and has 14 years of classroom teaching experience. The Crossan family has two children attending FBA.

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