First Baptist Academy

The First Baptist Academy Child Development Center is a ministry of First Baptist Church Forney with quality education based on the Word of God. FBA/CDC is state licensed and meets the standards of the TDFPS.

Purpose is to provide a safe learning environment for all children with trained teachers and loving parents working together to enrich the lives of our children through:

  • God's Word
  • Activities (promoting physical, social, emotional, cognitive and spiritual development)
  • Age appropriate curriculum
  • Learning centers


FBA Programs

Kindergarten Program Forming

First Baptist Academy is excited to announce that for the 2021-2022 school year we will be starting our first Kindergarten program. This program will have a state certified early childhood education teacher with a maximum of 12 students. The school year will follow the Forney ISD calendar and be Monday –Friday 8:30-2:30. Below are some additional details about the program:

• Students required to bring own lunch, however snacks will be provided by FBA
• Curriculum will be ABEKA
• Weekly Chapel Financial Costs: • $600/month, 9 months
• Enrollment Fee: $100, this is required to secure your spot
• Curriculum Fee: $100
• Supply Fee (for the year): $150
• Tuition is due by the 10th of each month
• Discounts: 10% discount if pay year in full; 5% discount if pay semester in full (Please note these are non-refundable, unless required military move)
• Before Care (7:00-8:30): $20/Month
• After Care (2:30-5:30): $40/Month
• Before & After school Care: $50/Month
• Before & After school care allows your child to come during FISD breaks

To find out more, attend our Open House on Thursday, July 16 at 6:00 p.m.

Click Here to Register

*Enrollment Fee is due ASAP to secure spot (cash or check only), if not received within 1 week of signing up your spot will be forfeited. **A minimum number of spots is required to have a successful program. If the minimum spots are not filled we will have to postpone the program. We will notify you by July and refund all money paid. ***Supply & Curriculum Fees are due in-full prior to the 1st day of school.

Please contact Heather Girdley at for more information.


Daycare hours are from 6:30 a.m - 6:00 p.m. M-F.

Bus to Johnson, Rhea and Claybon leaves FBA at 7:00 a.m. After school pick up provided from same locations.

Questions? Contact the FBA at 972.564.1836.

Wee Learn 

  • 2 years and younger
  • Bible based with Bible stories
  • Scripture enhanced
  • Theme topics to learn about: God, Jesus, the Bible, church, family, self and others

A Beka: (preparation for Kindergarten)

  • 3 years old and older
  • Bible based/Bible stories
  • Learning games
  • Phonics
  • Numbers
  • Language development
  • Skills Development
  • Puppets

    School age Fun: (Summer)

    • Kindergarten-4th grade
    • Bible Based/Stories,Scripture
    • Indoor/Outdoor activities
    • Learning centers
    • Large and Small groups
    • Share time

    Hours of Operation

    Full Time:
    Monday-Friday from 6:30am-6:00pm.  Year round.

    Part Time:
    Monday/ Wednesday/Friday from 9:00am-2:00pm

    Tuesday/Thursday from 9:00am -2:00pm

    Follows FISD calendar. Ends mid-May resumes Fall

    now hiring 

    We have several opportunities for employment. To find our more information and to apply, email Heather Girdley at  or call 972-564-1836.

    • Multiple full-time teaching/childcare positions.


    Heather Girdley is the First Baptist Academy Director. Contact her at  972.564.1836 or email  .