About US

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WHO WE ARE
About Our Childcare Center

At First Baptist Gautier Childcare, our goal is to provide affordable educational care for children while creating a relaxing, trusting atmosphere where children are encouraged to pursue their own interests, develop friendships, grow in confidence, independence, and respect for themselves and others. We provide a caring staff, who shows genuine respect and love for the children, promotes each child's self-esteem and has confidence in each child's potential.

We desire to create a stable environment that is inviting, comfortable. attractive, orderly and manageable by the children; a happy and exciting place to be and to give individual guidance to children based on careful observation of each child's needs and in keeping with parental values and goals.

Our center provides for the children a variety of developmentally appropriate activities including expressive art, construction, active play, science, cooking, crafts, and reading. We have framed a schedule that allows time for each child to observe and to participate in activities according to his/her interest and talents. 

Our Programs

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Infants
(6 Weeks-18 Months)

We know that having your baby away from you is a very big deal. We assure you that we are here every step of the way and will help make the transition as smooth as possible. You'll see that our infant room has a nurturing, "home away from home" look and feel.
 
The benefits of our infant care program include:
 
  • One- on-one interactions with staff members (including holding and cuddling)
  • Opportunities to exercise large and small muscles doing activities like rolling over, kicking, sitting, crawling, reaching, and grasping
  • Adherence to Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Infant Feeding Patterns
  • Diapers are checked regularly and changed as needed
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Toddlers
(18 months-2 years)

When your children become toddlers, they reach an age where they are always moving and becoming more independent and expressive as they explore their world. That is why we ensure a safe and secure environment where they can freely move and explore. Our teachers will provide a routine of engaging learning opportunities to encourage important developmental skills such as problem-solving, coordination, and self-help.

The benefits of our toddler care program include:
  • Opportunities to assist children in practicing and increasing their expressive language skills
  • Daily activities to encourage large motor and fine motor skills including running, jumping, climbing, scribbling, puzzles, and playdough
  • Adherence to Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Child Feeding Patterns
  • Teachers can assist with toilet learning
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Preschool
(2.5 years-3 years)

At this stage in life, preschool children are exploring their environment, learning new skills, and starting to form friendships with their classmates. Our daily schedule is full of activities to stimulate their minds and keep them busy. You can be confident that we will help get your child ready for kindergarten.

The benefits of our preschool program include:
  • Literacy and language activities include language skills, spoken words, written words, group stories, and some sign language
  • The children learn to gain personal reasonability for their own physical needs and are encourage to try new and challenging tasks
  • Adherence to Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Child Feeding Patterns
  • Lessons in violence prevention are also given so that the children learn about feelings and emotions including how to express them in a healthy manner
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Summer Camp
(2 years - 7 Years)

First Baptist Gautier Childcare has an established summer program for school-age children with flexible full-time and part-time options. Since a child's development happens year-round, we believe it should also continue in the summers. We have created an effective program that will ensure children are having fun and learning.

The benefits of our summer camp program include:
 
  • Field Trips at least once a week
  • Daily interactive activities including science experiments, paper crafts, board games, and more
  • Opportunities to keep active in the form of sports and water-related fun
  • Visits from the fire department, petting zoo, and other organizations of interest

Enrollment

First Baptist Gautier Childcare accepts children from six weeks through sixth grade. The childcare is divided up into three separate programs: daycare, preschool only (three morning hours for 3 & 4-year-olds), and after-school. Each child must have a signed Parent/Center Agreement, which contains the Discipline Policy, and Permission slips (for use of sunscreen and bug spray), and photos. Also, a current Immunization Form 121 on file in the Childcare Office. There is a registration fee per child for admittance into any program, and a renewal fee per year (June 1st-May 31st). No child will be accepted unless there is an opening for the child in our program. 
Fees
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