Preschoolers

SUNDAYS

Sunday Morning Bible Study  (9:45-10:45 am)

  • We have an age-graded Preschool Sunday School Program for ages birth through Kindergarten.
  • We use develpmentally appropriate curriculum and preschoolers are encouraged to learn through the Learning Center Approach. 
  • A minimum of 2 teachers serve in each preschool class room, and a safety/security policy is in placed and maintained.

Children's Worship Education
For more information concerning this ministry please click here.

Bible Skills, Drills & Thrills (5:00 - 6:30 pm)

  • Sunday evenings during the school year from 5:00 to 6:30 pm
  • Older Preschoolers and Kindergarteners learn basic Bible concepts and Bible thoughts, and hear about Biblical characters and places.
  • Snack supper is served each week by parent volunteers.

Bible Verses for Each Age
Bible Verses are chosen for each age/grade to memorize from the "Blueprint for Foundational Building Blocks for Faith Development." They are posted in the Sunday School rooms and emphasized by the teachers. Each child is also encouraged to memorize and use their Life Verse.

WEDNESDAYS

These two activities are taught together from 5:45 - 6:30 p.m. on the first and second floor of the Education Building on Wednesday evenings during the school year.

Music and Movement Experience for Younger Preschoolers

3's- Prek.'s enjoy a time of learning through music experieinces.  Whle not a performance choir, they do occasioanally sing during Wednesday evening prayer meeting and other events.

"Joyful Singers"

includes 3, 4, and 5 year olds. This group learns to enjoy and play rhythm instruments, to match pitch, count and clap notes and sing simple songs. This choir sings for Prayer Meeting on Wednesday night several times during the year.

Mission Friends  - FBC.com (Children on Mission)
Preschooolers ages 3- PreK.  are "Mission Friends" who learn about mission work around the community, the state, the U.S.A., and the world. As we learn, we also pray and give to make missions come alive for the children. Snacks, games and songs from around the world bring excitement to this time of study.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Weekday Preschool: There are still openings in our Weekday Preschool Ministry. Weekday is a faith based early education preschool teaching ministry that nutures children (1 year - Pre-K) in mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional growth as they prepare for "Big School". FBC Weekday is a great place for early learning and nuture! First day of school is Monday, August 13. For information contact Melissa Wood, Weekday Director, at the church office or email mwood@fbcrome.org

Parent Child Dedications: Each family with a young child is given the opportunity to dedicate themselves and their child to the Lord. These very special services are held during the morning worship service and are planned with the family. The church makes promises and the parents respond with promises of their own.  Parent's choose a "Life Verse" for the child which will be used many times during their growing years at the church.

Preschool Pajama Party: Once a year our preschoolers wear their pajamas and bring their parents for a fun evening of play. We start with dinner and end with a bedtime story with milk and cookies.

Vacation Bible School: This year VBS is  June 9-13!  Volunteers with Preschool age children are placed in age graded classes.  VBS is open to the entire community for children ages Rising Kindergarten - 6th grade completed. Register online today through the church website!

Pool Parties: Summer months bring two pool parties which the whole family is encouraged to attend. We swim, have supper and fellowship.

Summer Fun Days: Summer outings are planned during summer months just for fun and fellowship.

HOW CAN I HELP?

Welcome Center: Take a turn welcoming families with young children to the PreSchool area, giving directions and answering any questions they may have.

Volunteer to be a Teacher or Substitute Teacher: Teachers and substitute teachers are always needed in the Preschool programs of the church.

Children's Worship Ed. Assistants: Every Sunday when the children leave the sanctuary to go to Children's Worship Education, we need one or two volunteers to go with us. We staff this position with parents and those who enjoy serving with children.

T.L.C. Workers: Every Sunday we need a staff of at least 10 T.L.C. (Tender Loving Care) workers who stay in the nursery and care for our youngest children during worship. We rely on parents, grandparents and other friends to staff this need.

If you would be willing to fill any of these positions or want to ask for additional information, please e-mail sdickens@fbcrome.org.

PARENTAL RESOURCES

A bibliography  of suggested books will soon be available. Parenting classes are planned at various times during the year.

SECURITY POLICES

We invite teachers to join our team who have indicated a love and patience for preschoolers and who have demonstrated those attributes.

First Baptist Church is committed to maintaining a safe environment for children and youth. Procedures are established for screening both compensated and volunteer workers and teachers of all child and youth activities. Supervision standards are established for those who work and teach children and youth. Guidelines for reporting and responding to alleged incidents of inappropriate behavior in the church are provided. Prevention and protection training will be required for all compensated and volunteer workers and teachers of children and youth.

For a copy of First Baptist Church Safety and Security Policies Children and Youth (including forms) Click here. A security system is in place. Cameras are active at all times. We practice health and safety readiness by having disaster and fire drills.