The First Baptist Church Preschool Ministry has served the Altavista area since 1975. Our three and four year old programs are designed to offer your child experiences to aid in the development of cognitive, social, perceptual, motor coordination, and communication skills. Developmentally appropriate activities include art, music, language, dramatic play, and an introduction to letter and number concepts, while emphasizing the importance of play in a warm and enthusiastic environment. Through happy experiences, your child builds a positive attitude toward school, developing a solid foundation for his or her future education.
3 year olds (Tuesday/Thursday)
4 year olds (Monday/Wednesday/Friday)
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
A small healthy snack should be sent in a labeled lunch bag/box to class each day. We provide a beverage.
FBC closely follows the Campbell County school calendar. We also follow Campbell County announcements for school closings due to inclement weather. The Parent Handbook, which includes a full school calendar, additional policy information, and a directory, etc., will be given out prior to the start of school.
Toilet Trained Policy
A child must be toilet trained before the start of school.
Maximum Class Size
3 year olds---12 children
4 year olds---16 children
A child must be 3 or 4 years old respectively by September 30 of the current school year to be enrolled in the program.
The Church office opens at 9:00 a.m. on registration days. Registration forms accepted on a first come basis Currently, a $65.00 non refundable registration fee is required with the registration form.
Scholarship assistance is available. Please ask the church administrative assistant for an application.
Records We Must Have On File
A Certificate of Immunization must be completed by a physician or a Health Department official and returned to the church office. For returning children, please check with the church administrative assistant if you feel that you child's immunization records are up to date.
Proof of Identity
Persons enrolling a child in our programs must provide proof of a child's identity and age at the time of registration. Virginia Social Services requires this proof by one of the following methods.
1) Certified copy of the child's birth
2) Birth registration card.
Public Disclosure Statement
In compliance with the Code of Virginia, we are licensed as a religious exempt child daycare center by the Virginia Department of Social Services. We are inspected and approved by the Campbell County Health Department and the Campbell County Public Safety Department (fire inspection). Our maximum enrollment for the 3 year old class is 12. For the 4 year old class the maximum number is 16. This is in compliance with the Virginia State requirements for age teacher/pupil ratio and health certification.
We have the use of a large classroom with bathrooms in close proximity. The playground equipment is surrounded by pea gravel in compliance with Virginia Social Services and the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission.
The preschool is covered under a public liability insurance policy carried by the church and has coverage for accidental injury occurring to a child at preschool.