FBCF Christian School

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
Now Hiring 

FBCF Christian School has multiple positions:

  • A part-time, licensed CDL Bus Driver for summer. A background check is required. If interested, contact Heather Girdley at or call 972.564.1836.
  • Full-time daycare positions. Experienced preferred. a background check is required. If interested, contact Heather Girdley at or call 972.564.1836.


Kindergarten Program 

First Baptist Academy is excited to announce that for the 2023-2024 school year we will be continuing our private Kindergarten program. This program will have a state certified early childhood education teacher who loves Jesus and wants to teach children about Him! There will be a maximum of 14 students.

The school year will be August – May, Monday – Friday from 8:00am-3:00pm.
Our school year will begin on Monday, August 14, 2023.

Below are some additional details about the program:

  • Curriculum will be ABEKA
  • Daily Bible lessons
  • Weekly Chapel
  • Weekly Music Class
  • Weekly Spanish Class
  • AM Snack, Lunch, and PM snack will be provided by FBA
  • Weekly dance class (girls only) for an additional monthly fee
  • Christmas Program
  • Graduation Program
  • Field Trips

Financial Costs:

  • $650/month, 10 months (August – May)
  • Enrollment Fee: $200, this is required to secure your spot
  • Curriculum Fee (for the year): $100
  • Supply Fee (for the year): $200
  • Activity Fee (for the year): $150
  • Tuition is late if not received by the 10th of each month
  • Discounts: 10% for FBA and FBC staff children, 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 (7:00-8:00): $20/Month
  • After Care (3:00-5:30): $40/Month
  • Before & After school Care: $50/Month
  • Before & After school care allows your child to come to FBA to our schooler class when our Kindergarten program is closed.

*Enrollment Fee is due within 7 days of receiving invoice to secure spot.
**Supply, Curriculum, and Activity Fees are due in-full prior to the 1st day of school.

Enrollment: Call 972-564-1836 to be placed on our waitlist or schedule a tour.

Please contact Heather Girdley at for more information.


Academy hours are from 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. M-F. Year round.
Closed for major holidays.  

Provide bus pickup at Claybon, Johnson, Henderson, Willett, and Rhea. Bus leaves FBA at 7:00 a.m.  After school pick up provided from same locations.

Questions? Contact the FBA at 972.564.1836.

Curriculum for all ages (toddler - Pre-K) is

  • Bible based/Bible stories
  • Learning games
  • Phonics
  • Numbers
  • Language development
  • Skills Development
  • Puppets

    School Age Fun: (Summer)

    • Kindergarten-6th grade
    • Bible Based/Stories, Scripture
    • Indoor/Outdoor activities
    • Learning centers
    • Large and Small groups
    • Share time

    Click here for daycare rates

    Click here for Schoolers rates

    Click here for Schoolers Summer Rates


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

    Chelsie Cantrell is the First Baptist Academy Assistant Director. Contact her at  972.564.1836 or email  .