FBLC

FIRST BAPTIST LEARNING CENTER

FIRST BAPTIST LEARNING CENTER

Weekday Preschool
Monday-Thursday, 9:15am-2:15pm
(meets during the school year)
Ages: 18 months - Kindergarten
Phone: 469.452.6927

Facebook - @FirstBaptistLearningCenter

About Us

Thank you for your interest in First Baptist Learning Center. We believe that our outstanding program and staff are built on a solid foundation of excellence that has been represented by more than 40 years of educational service to the McKinney community. FBLC is a member of the Early Childhood Director’s Network, NAEYC and the Early Childhood Christian Network formerly Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association.

Our staff is carefully screened through a detailed interview process. All staff members are CPR/First Aid certified and FBI fingerprinted/background checked. Each staff member must attend 24 hours of continuing education classes yearly. A degreed teacher is placed in each Pre-K and Kindergarten classroom. Teachers plan intentional and purposeful activities and experiences that meet the needs, interests, and abilities of children and support them where they are in their development. We use a play-based approach because children learn best by doing/playing and by taking the initiative.

All classrooms have a scheduled snack and lunch provided by parent, rest time, indoor/outdoor activity time, and educationally sound learning centers. In addition, we provide several enrichment opportunities and outdoor exploration in the outdoor classroom. The outdoor classroom is an extension of the classroom and is considered another space for learning. It addresses the child as a whole (spiritually, physically, emotionally, cognitively, and socially.) It also provides an opportunity to integrate nature into the school day. The premise of the outdoor classroom is that if you can do it inside, you can do it outside. Children benefit from spending more time outdoors. We believe that increasing the time that our students spend outdoors is a perfect way to nurture their sense of wonder.

Our weekday preschool program and staff are supervised by the Minister of Marriage and Family of Frist McKinney. While the weekday program is an integral part of the Children’s Ministry of First Baptist, it is funded entirely by the tuition and fees of students. Our fees and tuition reflect a competitive and fair rate to cover all expenses including classroom resources, enrichment opportunities and payroll. Please click through our site for details regarding the upcoming school year. Information is available regarding tuition, curriculum, and program options. FBLC follows the Mckinney ISD calendar for all holidays, school closings and bad weather days. Our program begins after Labor Day and ends early May.

Thank you for considering First Baptist Learning Center for your child’s educational needs.

**First Baptist Learning Center admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, enrollment policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.
 

Meet the team

JOANNE EATON

Director
469.452.6927
joanne@firstmckinney.com
Joanne has worked at First Baptist Learning Center for 27 years. She has served as a classroom teacher and as assistant director before becoming the director five years ago. She is the chair of the FBLC scholarship committee, Co-President of the Early Childhood Director’s Network and loves reaching out to families in our community. Joanne and her husband, Kevin, lived in McKinney for more than 25 years before moving to Anna where they are able to be close to their children and grandchildren. Both Joanne’s children and grandchildren are FBLC graduates.

NAOMI TAMEZ

Assistant Director
469.424.1641
naomi@firstmckinney.com
Naomi has worked at First Baptist Learning Center for eleven years. She served as a preschool teacher for six years and the last five years as Assistant Director. Prior to that time, she taught special education in Plano ISD and Corpus Christi ISD. Naomi has a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Training and Development and emphasis in Early Childhood Education. Naomi and her husband, Marty, have lived in McKinney for 18 years. They have three boys, Luke, Logan and Levi. All three boys are FBLC graduates.

TAMMY LAFRATTE

Registrar/Finance
469.424.1638
tammy.lafratte@firstmckinney.com
Tammy has worked at First Baptist Learning Center for seven years. She served the first five years as a classroom teacher, one year as Instructional Support and currently the Registrar. Before having the privilege to be an at-home Mom, she worked as a Payroll and Human Resources Manager for a computer training center in Dallas. Tammy and her husband, Glen, have lived in McKinney for 16 years. They have one daughter, Miranda. Miranda is an FBLC graduate.