We look forward to partnering with you in teaching your preschooler from birth until they enter first grade
Preschool at FBC Haughton
Knowing these formative years are crucial, we seek to lay Biblical foundations for your child’s mental, physical, spiritual and social development. Our goal for your preschooler is to enable them to associate God, Jesus, the Bible and church with happy and safe experiences. These concepts are taught through art, blocks/construction, books, dramatic play/home-living, music, nature and puzzles. Playing is a preschooler’s way of learning, as it is their “job.” Some day they will be parents, employees and neighbors. Our prayer is for each child to grow up in a home with parents who have a personal relationship with Christ and who will teach them based on God’s Word in Deuteronomy 6:5-7.
Preschool Weekly Schedule
9:15am Life Group
10:30am Worship Care
6:00pm Evening Worship Care (for service)
6:00pm-7:30pm Younger Preschool
6:00pm-7:30pm 3 years – Kindergarten Choir/Missions
Sunday Morning Life Group Bible Study
During the Life Group hour, Bible teaching is available for babies through Kindergarten while parents attend adult classes. Using the “Bible Studies for Life” literature, teachers are ready to care for and teach preschool children they are loved by God and their church. This balanced approach begins laying foundations that are sound and age-appropriate.
Extended teaching is provided for preschool children during the morning worship service. This care is offered by parents of children in the preschool ministry, as well as other church members.
What to bring
When packing a diaper bag for your child, please include the following:
- 2 or 3 disposable diapers
- A complete change of clothes
- Bottle of milk, formula, juice or water
In order to keep track of your child’s items, please label all items (including pacifiers and cups) with your child’s first and last name.
A warm and secure welcome
As you and your preschooler approach the Preschool Check-In Desk, a team of volunteers will be waiting to greet your family. Guests will be asked to fill out a brief form while a security tag is printed for your child. One tag is to place on your child’s back and a corresponding tag is for the parent to keep. Once your preschooler is checked in, they will enter a positive experience of learning and fun planned just for them. After taking them to their classroom, simply wave a quick goodbye and leave for your Bible Study class or worship service. It is normal for little ones to cry when a parent leaves, but this separation become easier over time. As parents, you may also have a hard time “letting go.” Our staff and volunteers will be ready to help you with both. And rest assured, if your child cries for an extended period of time, we will page you.
For infants/toddlers and guests
After checking in and receiving a security tag, please knock on the door of your child’s classroom. A teacher will come to the door to welcome your family. Pagers can be checked out from the table stationed between the Butterfly and Parrot rooms. When checking out the vibrating pagers, please list all preschoolers in your family. The parent who accepts the pager is to have it on himself or herself at all times when away from the child. If there is an emergency or any problem involving the child, the pager will vibrate and the parent will need to come to the preschool suite. Pagers are returned at the conclusion of the worship service and checked out again the following Sunday. In the case a parent doesn’t respond to the pager, your child’s assigned security number will crawl across the screens. All parents are asked to keep your security tag handy and ready to check should this happen.
Snacks are provided for our older preschool children. The snack consists of water and either goldfish or animal crackers. Please inform the classroom teacher and the check-in volunteers if your child has any food allergies.
Baby Dedication at First Baptist Haughton
Baby dedication is a ceremony in which parents make a public commitment before the Lord to raise their children according to God’s Word and God’s ways. In this service, parents are acknowledging their need for God’s wisdom, guidance and strength in parenting. Parents dedicating their children have attended a “New Blessings” class prior to dedication Sunday and are making a promise to the Lord to raise their child in a Godly way. Baby Dedication ceremonies are conducted bi-annually with upcoming dates published in the church newsletter.