About Us

Overview

First Baptist Church Kindergarten is an early childhood community where children, educators, and families collaborate, wonder, research, and learn together. Accredited by the National Association of Education of Young Children and licensed by the state of South Carolina, the school is inspired by the preschools and infant toddler centers of Reggio Emilia, Italy, where children are perceived as competent and capable. Located in a church adjacent to Greenville's Reedy River, the school embraces the natural world and encourages a strong connection with our city.

Founded: 1952

Ages: 2 years through 5 years old

Enrollment: Approximately 180

Staff:

  • Preschool staff—41
  • Administrative Team—4
  • Auxiliary Educators
  • Music Teacher

Licensed by: South Carolina Department of Social Services

Accreditation: National Association of the Young Child (NAEYC)

Hours:

  • 9:00 – 12:00
  • 12:00 – 2:00 Late Stay
  • 7:55 – 9:00  Early Stay
  • 2:00 – 5:30  Extended Care

Classes: 13

Professional Development:

  • At least 15 hours annually per staff member
  • First aid and CPR biannually

Student/Teacher Ratio:

  • Two-Year-Old 2:12
  • Three-Year-Old 2:17
  • Four-Year Old 2:18
  • Five Year Old from 2:18

Memberships:

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA)
  • Project Infinity, Inspired Practices in Early Education, Inc.
  • Greenville County Childcare Association

First Baptist Church: Approximately 2100 members

 

At a Glance

See what it means to be a part of the FBCK family in this short introductory video.

The Reggio Philosophy