FBC Preschool

Kindergarten readiness curriculum,
Qualified staff,
Small class sizes,
Optimal student/teacher ratios,
Competitive tuition/hours

About our Preschool

 

FBC Preschool Staff

FBC Preschool Staff

First Baptist Church Preschool has been in existence since 1983 and is an integral part of the ministry of First Baptist Church. The preschool teaching staff strives to teach the values of Christian faith to the preschool children through guided conversations, spontaneous teachable moments, Bible stories and songs.

FBC preschool offers small classroom sizes of no more than 10 preschool students per class so that student/teacher ratio is at its best. Our 3 and 4/5-year-old classes have one teacher per classroom and our 2-year-old classes have two teachers per classroom.

Program

FBC Preschool uses a fun, hands-on school readiness program. Get Set for School, by Handwriting Without Tears, is an award-winning Pre-K curriculum that focuses on playful learning to develop coloring, drawing, counting, building and handwriting readiness skills. This easy-to-teach, easy-to-learn curriculum makes learning important pre-writing and letter recognition skills fun for the preschool students.

Curriculum

FBC Preschool’s balanced curriculum program is designed to enhance physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and social growth.

2-Year-Olds Class Curriculum
• Short Bible stories
• Prayer
• Christian holiday recognition
• Storytime
• Verbal expression
• Fine motor skills through active play
• Basic academic skills (ex. name recognition)
• Expansion of patience through sharing
• Free play with learning and pretend centers
• Conceptual skills of sharing
• Gross motor skills through indoor and outdoor play
• Fall and spring evaluations
• Parent/Teacher Conferences in spring
• Weekly progress reports
3-Year-Olds Class Curriculum
• Bible stories and studies
• Prayer
• Christian holiday recognition
• Classroom routine
• Flexibility to change to meet a variety of children’s needs
• Word expression for sharing, taking turns, and waiting patiently
• Gross motor skill enhancement through galloping, skipping, jumping, hopping, peddling, marching, and walking during outdoor or indoor play
• Basic equipment skills
• Art through experience
• Academic work on colors, shapes, numbers and recognition of name and letters
• Field trips
• Fall and spring evaluations
• Parent/Teacher Conferences in spring
• Weekly progress reports
4/5-Year-Olds Class Curriculum
• Bible stories and studies
• Prayer
• Christian holiday recognition
• Basic academic skills for kindergarten preparation
• Confidence building by using “80 Skills a Kindergartener Should Know”
• Alphabetic letter of the week
• Concepts of time
• Calendar time
• Classroom routine
• Self-help skills (ex. zipping, snapping, toileting)
• Group skills (ex. taking turns, cleaning up)
• Variety of learning methods
• Art as an experience
• Gross motor expansion through indoor and outdoor play
• Fall and spring evaluations
• Parent/Teacher Conferences in spring
• Weekly progress reports
• Field Trips

 

School-Year Special Events & Celebrations

Field Trips

• Savoy Fire Station
• Curtis Orchard
• Champaign Public Library
• Starkel Planetarium

Special Celebrations

• Parent/Child Orientation
• Open House
• Fall Program
• Student Birthday Celebrations
• Pajama Day
• Dr. Seuss Day
• Winnie the Pooh Day
• Clifford Day
• Christmas Program
• Pizza Day
• Valentine’s Day Party
• End of the Year Program
• Graduation Ceremony
• End of the Year Family Picnic

Community Involvement

• Chambanna Moms Playdates
• Toy donations for local ministries at Christmas time
• Halloween Trick-or-Treat event hosted by the Savoy Rec Center
• Thanksgiving Meals for Veterans (each class donates one complete meal)
• Kid’s Zone at Walmart Fun Fest for children’s cancer research


Preschool Tours

If you would like a personal tour of the Preschool, please contact:

Jaymie Shine, Preschool Director
(217) 356-9167 or jshine@fbc-cs.org

 

Jaymie Shine, FBC Preschool Director

Jaymie Shine, FBC Preschool Director

 

Enrollment Options

2017–2018 Classes & Rates

FBC Preschool offers morning classes from 9:00–11:30 am and afternoon classes from 12:30–3:00 pm for children 2 to 5 years of age.

Registration fees:

  • $85 for the first child
  • $55 for the second child registered at the same time

Tuition rates:

  • 2-day (Tues/Thurs) $145/month (2-, 3-, and 4/5-year-old classes)
  • 3-day (Mon/Wed/Fri) $190/month (3- and 4/5-year-old classes)
  • 5-day $260/month (3-and 4/5-year-old classes)

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