Child Development Opportunities

Learning begins long before a child enters school.  At First Baptist Church's Child Development Center and Emmanuel Preschool, we provide a learning environment rich with experiences that promote development needs of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.  
We want our children to feel loved, safe, and secure in a Christian atmosphere.
We provide all-day developmental childcare Monday - Friday.  

Due to the popularity of our facility, we must operate off of a waiting list, but we would welcome the opportunity
for you to tour our facilities and discuss what we have to offer.  
For more information, please e-mail our Minister of Childhood Development, Vicky Donelson.


The mission of the First Baptist Child Development Center is to provide an environment of Christian care, nurture, and witness to preschoolers and their parents during the workweek.  We strive to have a clean, friendly, and, safe Christian atmosphere and to allow children freedom to grow through intentional play that reinforces learning in developmentally appropriate ways.  We strive to ensure that all children are given every opportunity to be Kindergarten-ready when they leave our program.  

We offer programming Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  

For more information, view the documents below
or call our office at (270) 842-0382.

CDC Forms & Information

  • Read our Parent Handbook to learn all about us!

  • Click here to complete wait list information and submit it to our office to get on the list today!  We offer year-round care for ages 6 weeks to 5 years.  

  • Summer fun is coming!  Ready to apply for our full-time ONLY Summerscope grade school program?  This program serves children who have completed Kindergarten through 6th grade. 

    Complete and submit this form to our office! Spaces are limited!  Program runs from the day after Memorial Day until the day before school starts.   

    NOTE:  Due to COVID space is limited and we are still working on our protocols and restrictions.

  • This Year's Theme:  All about U.S.  We'll be learning about all of the U.S. and how God made every state different.  We'll learn fun things about the states and maybe even try state related food and do activities that originated from these states.

    Looking for a Christian-based educational and fun experience for your child during the school year for your K-6th grade students.  We provide care while your children are out of school for breaks, snow days, etc?  Sign up for our school year program.  Program runs from the first day of school until the last day of school.  Spaces are limited. 

    Currently accepting applications for FALL 2021!

Emmanuel Preschool

Located on West Main Avenue, Emmanuel Preschool is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bowling Green and has been providing quality, Christian childcare since 1969.  We offer programming for children two years old through school age Monday-Friday, 5:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  For more information, please contact our office at (270) 781-3525.