Welcome to Preschool!

The Preschool Program began in the fall of 1977. The program is accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission for academic standards. Because of our accreditation standards, the program follows Columbia County’s school calendar. The program, which meets from 9:00 to 1:00, consists of K3 (3 year olds) and K4 (4 year olds).

Mission Statement

The Preschool program at First Baptist Church of Augusta is organized for children, ages 3-4 years. It is designed to promote the mental, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development of children. The program aims to enrich the life of each child so that he/she may experience the best and happiest of preschool years.

The program is a nonprofit ministry of the First Baptist Church and is located on the church campus. The program is under the direction of Martha Kate Hall. It is seen as an integral part of the church’s mission to the community.

The purpose of the Preschool program is to provide a Christian setting for informal teaching experiences, teacher-directed activities and free play. The child’s needs and abilities serve as the focus for the structure of the readiness program. Through the daily schedule and interaction with Christian adults and other children, physical skills will be strengthened, social behavior will be practiced, emotional balance will be sought,  and Christian values will be internalized.

Preschool Curriculum

The curriculum for the K3 and K4 preschool classes endeavors to foster learning in a Christian atmosphere. All areas of intellectual development, social behavior, emotional balance, physical skills and Christian values are addressed through a thematic, age-appropriate readiness program. The children experience formal and informal teaching, teacher-directed activities and free play. Academic concepts related to the alphabet and numbers are taught through the Abeka curriculum, teaching the alphabet to K3 and the alphabet, phonics and handwriting to K4 as well as presented through games, activities, stories and individualized opportunities. Music, art, dramatic play, science, health and social studies are incorporated into each unit of study. Socialization is addressed through learning to interact appropriately with their peers and other adults. Language skills, discrimination, perception skills, and reasoning abilities are also covered. Bible stories and verses, Christian principles and a weekly chapel are a part of the plans. Each child’s skills are evaluated in the winter and conferences are held with parents to discuss their progress.

Preschool Registration

Registration is held each January, with currently enrolled families and First Baptist Church members enrolling first. The general public may register afterward. Enrollment is open until all spaces are filled.

To register, please visit the Registration page found here, https://discoverfbc.org/weekday-education-registration/.

For questions and more information please contact Martha Kate Hall at (706) 731-5366 or email her at mkhall@fbcaugusta.org.

Class Options:
K3T/TH12 in each class
K3M/W/F12 in each class
K3T/W/TH12 in each class
K3M-F18 in each class
K4T/W/TH12 in each class
K4M/W/F12 in each class
K4M-F18 in each class

Must be 3 or 4 by September 1. Must be potty trained and able to handle personal hygiene needs.

Tuition Fees:
Age GroupDaysCost Per MonthRegistration Fee

Registration fees are due at the time of registration and are non-refundable.
Tuition is collected for 10 months, August – May and is due on the 1st of each month.