First Baptist’s Early Childhood Ministry (ECM) is a full day care for children age 2 through PreK and includes after school care through age 12.
Director: Chanda Hughes (email Chanda)
ECM Parent Handbook, Fall 2019 Edition, is available here: ECM Handbook Fall 2019.
The ECM is an extension of First Baptist Church, seeking to lead children to grow physically, mentally, socially and spiritually in an atmosphere of Christian love and to work closely with the parents to develop the whole child.
We are an official 4-Star Center, as issued by the North Carolina Division of Child Development. For more about the star rating system in North Carolina, click here.
Hours of Operation
7:00 am – 6:00 pm (year-round)
*Full Day preschool care is provided for ages 2-4.
*We use the W.E.E. Learn Curriculum by Lifeway.
*In addition to regular curriculum, special events take place throughout the year, including field trips, puppet shows, creative arts, music time, cooking, and holiday activities.
*Breakfast and a hot lunch are served daily, as well as an afternoon snack.
*Our 4 year olds participate in chapel one day a week.
*We have one NCPreK classroom, in partnership with the Robeson County Partnership for Children.
*This class offers free education for children who meet eligibility requirements. Please see the RCPC website for details about eligibility and to apply.
*Breakfast is served daily, as well as a hot lunch.
*Wraparound care is available for those who need childcare before/after the official classroom schedule.
After School program
*After School care is provided for children ages 5-12, with after school pick-up provided.
*We currently pick-up from Tanglewood, Rowland Norment, East Robeson, Littlefield, Southeastern Academy, and Carroll Middle.
*An afternoon snack is served daily.
*Full-day care is available on school holidays and during the summer.
Fees and Registration
Please contact Chanda Hughes (910-738-6608 or email) for specific information about this. Some information about registration can be found here.
*NEW* Payment via bank draft is now available! Click here to access the bank draft information page.
The ECM is open year-round, with the exception of the following holidays:
*New Year’s Day
*2 Days for Thanksgiving
*3 Days for Christmas
*1 Staff Development Day each year (usually in August)