CDC - Child Development Center

Our Center opened its door for ministry to the members of First Baptist and the Clayton community on June 1, 2006. We offer full-time and part time care year-round for children ages 6 weeks - 5 years of age. We use the ABC Jesus Loves Me Bible-based curriculum which includes Bible stories, songs, and scripture memory. The Creative Curriculum helps our students study and explore the world God made through age/developmentally appropriate activities.

For Information please contact:
CDC Director
(919) 550-4018

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CDC Parent Handbook now available online. Click Here.


Our Mission              
At First Baptist Church of Clayton Child Development Center we recognize that children are a gift from God and we  seek to nurture them with the love of Jesus Christ and create for them a Christ-centered educational environment where each child can grow and learn.


Days and Hours of Operation

The Center is open from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday. We operate on a year round schedule and observe 10 traditional holidays. Tuition includes morning and afternoon snack and a hot lunch each day. All snacks and meals meet state nutrition guidelines.

2017-2018 Calendar

August 24-25 Center Closed - Teacher Workdays
August 25 Open House - 5:30 in the Sanctuary
August 28 First Day of New School Year
September 4 Center Closed - Labor Day
November  23-24 Center Closed - Thanksgiving
December 22, 25, 26 Center Closed - Christmas Break
January 1 Center Closed - New Year's Day
March 30 Center Closed - Good Friday
April 2 Center Closed - Teacher Workday
May 28 Center Closed - Memorial Day
July 4 Center Closed - Independence Day

Staff / License / Classrooms


As Christian directors and teachers, we take seriously the trust that parents place in us to care for their children.  Our staff are experienced, loving, and nurturing early childhood educators. All of our staff are chosen not only for their experience and education but also for their loving, caring attitudes toward children and their commitment to Christ. All staff receive CPR/First Aid training and staff working with infants receive ITS-SIDS training as required by NC DCDEE.



Our program meets all state licensing requirements for a church preschool. We are licensed by the State of North Carolina through the Division of Child Development. Our license is renewed each year after announced and unannounced observations by our state consultant who conducts audits of administrative files and a center inspection.

The Center is a member of the NC Baptist Church Weekday Education Association.

Class Makeup and Ratios

The Center serves children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Class placement is based on the age your child will be as of August 31. All children will move up in August at the beginning of the new school year.

  Teacher: Child Ratio Room Maximum
Infants 1:5 2:10
1 Year Olds 1:5 2:10
2 Year Olds 1:6 2:12
3 Year Olds 1:7 2:13
4 Year Olds 1:7 2:14
  59 Children


The Center admits children of any of any race, color, ability, national or ethnic origin, to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available to children here. We accept children on a full-time and part-time basis. Part-time positions include Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Tuesday/Thursday. Two part-time children will be combined to fill one full-time slot in a classroom. A limited number of part-time slots are available in each classroom.



Enrollment / Fees / Curriculum

Enrollment Procedure
Registration for the upcoming school year will begin in March. Registration for current students is done first, followed by siblings and church members, and then the public. A class slot is reserved once the registration application is completed and the registration fee of $100.00 has been paid. Registration/Supply fees are due each year to secure your child's slot and are non-refundable.


Fees and Payment Plan
Payments can be made weekly or monthly. Weekly payments are due on Monday and monthly payments are due by the 3rd business day of the month.

Tuition Rates and Discounts:


      Full Time

      Monthly      Weekly


      Monthly      Weekly

      T TH

      Monthly     Weekly


$823          $192

$521          $125

$357          $85


$801          $187

$508          $122

$348          $83


$778          $182

$494          $119

$339          $81


$733          $171

$467          $112

$321          $77


$733          $171

$467          $112

$321          $77

Our staff provide age appropriate learning experiences that are biblically based and promote growth and development in the following areas:  motor skills, social interactions, emotional development, language skills, and early literacy and math skills. Children are offered structure, security, and independence by following established daily routines. Independent learning takes place during free play in centers such as dramatic (pretend) play, blocks/building, art/writing, books/reading, and manipulatives/puzzles. Our teachers use the Bible-based curriculum, ABC Jesus Loves Me and the study-based Creative Curriculum.

  • Phone: 919-553-4161