Mission Statement

Our mission statement is for each child to know they are loved by God.


 Purpose and Philosophy

Child ArtFirst Baptist Ashland Christian Child Development Center began in 1996.  The center began as a half day Christian preschool.  To better serve the community, the board decided in the summer of 2007 to extend the hours for working parents.  Beginning in the fall of 2007, the center was opened from 7a.m. to 6p.m.

The First Baptist Ashland CCDC provides the opportunity for children to play and learn in a Christian environment.  The staff will help the children reach the full potential God has created within them.  The center is staffed with capable, experienced teachers.  Children will be provided with developmental activities and learning skills according to age.

Beginning in January 2008, the center provided childcare for after school children.  Children from Henry Clay and John M. Gandy are transported to the center by a Hanover bus.

The center enrolls children from 3 months of age through 5th grade.


WEE Learn Curriculum

First Baptist Ashland CCDC uses the WEE Learn Curriculum as their curriculum guide.  The WEE Learn Curriculum is used for the Toddlers through the Pre-K Class.  It is a Christian based curriculum. This program allows children to grow and develop as Jesus did-“in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man” (Luke 2:52).  This curriculum provides opportunities for children to learn about God’s world and how to live in it.



The Virginia Star Quality Initiative

The Virginia Star Quality Initiative offers a way to help our center to improve the quality of the early childhood services and demonstrate this quality to parents.

Participation and the award of a one-star or higher rating reflects your program's choice to raise the bar in commitment to quality beyond expectation or requirement.

A program with a star rating:

  -is on a quality improvement path

  -distinguishes itself for exceeding standards required of it

  -assures parents of its focus on producing a high quality experince for children

  -reflects a culture of commitment to exellence among staff.

The four standard areas- 1) education, qualifications and training; 2) interactions; 3)  structure; and 4) environment and instruction.