Welcome to the Weekday Preschool at Cary FBC, an outreach ministry of our church. We offer a loving Christian environment where preschoolers can grow and develop socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

Preschoolers learn best through firsthand experiences, social interaction, repetition, relationships, and play. During our school day, each child will have the opportunity to work by himself/herself at individual tasks, play in small groups, and participate in large group activities such as music, movement, and circle time. Each age level has a thematically based curriculum with age-appropriate monthly topics. These activities are also complemented, when possible, by special guests and visitors. Our goal is to provide loving and enriching experiences for your child so that they may grow in their self-confidence, problem-solving, self-control, independence, and responsibility.

We provide:

  • Classes from 9:15am-12:15pm for ages 18 months-4 years.
  • A Transition class from 9:15am-1:00pm to accommodate an extended curriculum and lunch within the classroom.
  • Daily exercise on one of our two playgrounds, or in our full-size gymnasium when the weather prevents outside activities.
  • Daily music classes provided by our Music Director and Assistant Music Director.
  • Weekly Chapel classes where preschoolers hear Bible truths and learn about Jesus.
  • Daily snacks for all preschoolers.
  • Before Care for early arrival beginning at 8:30am. Before Care is available for sign-up for a minimal additional fee.
  • Lunch Bunch 2-3 times per week from 12:15-1:15 for 3’s and 4’s. Lunch Bunch is available for sign-up for a minimal additional fee.
  • An active Parent Committee comprised of wonderful, involved parents who help improve our preschool for all our students.

Directions to our preschool

2017-2018 Registration Information

January 9 & 10, 2017 Priority In-House Registration Begins
Registration packets for current students will be sent home. Current students and siblings of current students may begin submitting completed registration forms.
January 26, 2017 Priority In-House Registration Ends
Current students and siblings of current students wanting priority registration must submit all completed registration forms by this date. Registrations for current students and siblings submitted after this date will be prioritized by date and time of submission.
January 23 & 24, 2017 Public Tours – 10:00am and 11:00am
Tours will be held at two times on two days without appointment. Other times are available by appointment.
January 30, 2017 Church Member and Alumni Registration Begins – 10:00am
Church Members and siblings of alumni students may begin submitting completed registration forms. Registrations for church members and siblings of alumni submitted after 11:00am on this date will be prioritized by date and time of submission.
January 30, 2017 Public Registration Begins – 11:00am
Members of the public may begin submitting completed registration forms. Registrations for the public will be prioritized by date and time of submission.

Completed registration forms must be accompanied by a non-refundable registration fee of $100 for the first child and $75 for each additional child within the same family.

Classes Offered and Fees for 2017-2018

Class Age Requirement Monthly
Fee
1 day – Day TBD
18 month olds
Must by 1 year old by:
February 28, 2017
$120
1 day – Friday
Two year olds
Must by 2 years old by:
August 31, 2017
$120
2 day – M & W
Two year olds
Must be 2 years old by:
August 31, 2017
$170
2 day – T & Th
Two 1/2 year olds
Must be 2 years old by:
February 28, 2017
$170
2 day – T & Th
Three year olds
Must be 3 years old by:
August 31, 2017
 $170
3 day – M, W, F
Three year olds
Must be 3 years old by:
August 31, 2017
$195
4 day – M-Th
Four year olds
Must be 4 years old by:
August 31, 2017
$225
5 day – M-Fr
Four year olds
Must be 4 years old by:
August 31, 2017
$245
Transition Class – M-F
Four/five year olds
Must be 5 years old by:
December 31, 2017
$280

2016-2017 Registration Information

Registration for the current 2016-2017 preschool year is open to the public. Please contact our Weekday Preschool Director, Lynn Gregory, at 919-415-1480 concerning current openings and wait lists, or to schedule a tour. Forms required for registration and enrollment for the current 2016-2017 preschool year are available through the links below.

Printable Application, Child History Form

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Starla McKnight

Starla is originally from Georgia but relocated to North Carolina in 2009. She attended Darton State College and graduated in 2008 with an AAS in Business Administration. She is married and has 3 boys of her own. She has worked with children since high school through church, piano lessons, private tutoring and volunteering at summer camps with United Way. She began taking piano lessons at age 7 and has taught piano since 2009. Starla joined the preschool in 2012 as the Music Teacher. She loves seeing the light in a child’s eyes when they sing their favorite song.
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Haven Brownlee

Haven was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina. She grew up loving music and has sung in choirs all of her life. Haven has also enjoyed working with children in various church activities, helping them to have a personal relationship with Jesus. She has an associate’s degree in Business Administration and worked as a business manager in the apartment industry for over 25 years in South Carolina and Georgia. She lived in Atlanta for 23 years and moved to North Carolina with her husband’s job. She is married to Jerry Brownlee and they have 2 grown children. Haven began working at First Baptist Weekday Preschool in 2013.
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Genie Hughes

Genie was born and raised in Pennsylvania. She earned her BA in elementary and special education from Marywood University. She taught both special and elementary children until relocating to North Carolina in 1995 with her family. She joined the staff at First Baptist Weekday Preschool in 1996. In addition to working with children, Genie likes to garden, spend time with her family and grandsons, do all sorts of crafts, and go to the beach as well as travel to other places.
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Debbie Ritter (Also Assistant Teacher in MW2s)

Debbie has lived in Cary most of her life. She attended Wake Tech and earned an Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Science. She is married with 3 grown children and she also has 2 grandchildren. She worked as a TA at Farmington Woods for 7 years and has been at FBC Weekday Preschool since 2001. She enjoys sewing, quilting, knitting and crocheting.
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Karen Hartrick (Also Assistant Teacher in 2 Day 3s)

Karen was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area. She and her husband, Tom, moved to Cary in 1992 where they raised their three children. Karen earned her BS degree in Recreational Therapy from East Carolina University. She has been on staff at First Baptist Weekday Preschool since 2004 and looks forward to each day she spends with the children.
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Carol Redus

Carol was born in Washington, Georgia. She attended the University of Georgia and received her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work and Counseling. She and her husband, John, moved to North Carolina in 1996 and they have 3 children. Carol has been a teacher at First Baptist Weekday Preschool since 2000. In addition to children, she enjoys reading, gardening, and cooking.

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Lisa Hickman

Lisa moved to Cary, NC in 1990 from Long Island, NY. She attended Suffolk Community College. She has been married to Dave Hickman since 1981 and they have four daughters and also one beautiful granddaughter. Three of her four children attended First Baptist Weekday Preschool and her granddaughter currently attends. Lisa has worked at First Baptist Weekday Preschool since 1993.
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Kelly Paussa

Kelly is originally from New York but moved to Cary in 1989. She and her husband have 3 children who attended FBC Weekday Preschool. Kelly started working as a sub at the preschool but joined the staff in a permanent position as an an assistant with 3 year olds in 2004. She also enjoy teaching Jazzercise and going to her sons’ sporting events.
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Olivia Dominick

Olivia is originally from Garner, NC. She graduated from NCSU with a BS in Biological Science/Genetics and worked as a biologist for the National Institute of Environmental Health Science until her first child was born. She has been a stay at home mom since then. Both of her children attended First Baptist Weekday Preschool and she loved the environment. She accepted an assistant position in 2005. Olivia resides in Apex with her husband, Scott, and their two children. She also enjoys reading, bird-watching, and Jazzercise.
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Annie Perry

Annie grew up in the area and graduated from UNC-CH with a BA in Education. She taught for 10 years in Durham and Wake Counties but stopped when her children were born. She is married to Bill Perry and they have two teenage girls and one younger son. Annie has been working at First Baptist Weekday Preschool since 2004 and she loves the “light bulb” moments as well as working with emerging readers. She also enjoys “yardening”, reading a good book, scrapbooking, and a good cup of coffee.
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Carol Tate

Carol attended the University of Florida and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She worked as a paralegal in Raleigh prior to having her children. She and her husband, Jeff, have two daughters. Carol is also the church librarian at FBC Cary. She enjoys reading, music, and travel.

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Jennifer Beck

Jennifer is originally from Hudson, Ohio but has lived in North Carolina for the past 19 years. She graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in Business and worked in Human Resources before starting a family. She and her husband have 4 children. Jennifer starting working at First Baptist Weekday Preschool in 2013.

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Jennifer King

Jennifer has a BA in Child Development with an emphasis on elementary education. She taught kindergarten and first grade at a private school in Northern California near where she lived for 33 years. She also has 10 years of experience teaching preschool at multiple age levels. She joined the staff at First Baptist Weekday Preschool in 2010, began teaching the 4s in 2011 and moved to the Transition class in 2013. Jennifer has 2 sons that also attended FBC.

School Calendar 2016-2017
Follows Wake County Traditional Calendar

August 31

 

Meet The Teacher

All Classes

September 6 (T)

1st Day of School

TTh 2’s

TTh 3’s

M-Th 4’s

M-F 4’s

Transition

 

September 7 (W)

1st Day of School

MW 2’s

MWF 3’s

MWTh 4’s

 

September 9 (F)

1st Day of School

F 2’s

 

October 5, 6, 7

Donuts for Dad

 

 

October 26

Let’s Pretend Parties

MW 2’s

 

October 27

Let’s Pretend Parties

TTh 2’s

TTh 3’s

M-Th 4’s

 

October 28

Let’s Pretend Parties

F 2’s

MWF 3’s

MWF 4’s

M-F 4’s

Transition

 

October 31

Teacher Workday

No Preschool

 

November 7 & 8

Individual Pictures

TBD

 

November 11

Holiday

No Preschool

 

November 23-25

Thanksgiving Holiday

No Preschool

 

December 14

Christmas Programs

MW 2’s

MWF 3’s

M-Th 4’s

 

December 15

Christmas Programs

TTh 2’s

TTh 3’s

M-F 4’s

Transition

 

December 16

Christmas Program & Party

 

F 2’s

 

December 20 & 21

Christmas Parties

All Classes

 

December 22 – January 2

Christmas Holiday

No Preschool

 

January 3

Preschool Resumes

 

 

January 9-26

In-House Registration for 2017-2018
school year

 

 

January 16

Holiday

No Preschool

 

January 27

Teacher Workday

No Preschool

 

January 30

Open Registration

Alumni/Church/Public

 

 

February 10

Valentine Party

F 2’s

 

February 13

Valentine Parties

MW 2’s

MWF 3’s

M-Th 4’s

 

 

February 14

Valentine Parties

TTh 2’s

TTh 3’s

M-F 4’s

Transition

 

February 20

Teacher Workday

No Preschool

 

February 21-24

International Week

All 4’s

Transition

 

March 31

Teacher Workday

No Preschool

 

April 5

Easter Party

MW 2’s

 

April 6

Easter Parties

TTh 2’s

TTh 3’s

 

April 7

Easter Parties

F 2’s

MWF 3’s

M-Th 4’s

M-F 4’s

Transition

 

April 10-14

Spring Break

No Preschool

 

May 5

Mother’s Day Tea

F 2’s

 

May 10

Mother’s Day Tea

MW 2’s

MWF 3’s

 

May 11

Mother’s Day Tea

TTh 2’s

TTh 3’s

M-Th 4’s

M-F 4’s

Transition

 

 

May 24 & 25

Spring Music Programs

Class Picnics

 

 

 

May 26

 

Last Day of School

 

Contact Us

Lynn Gregory, Director 218 South Academy Street Cary, NC 27511 Office: 919-415-1480 Facebook | Email Us
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