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
Now Hiring 

First Baptist Academy 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.
  • Two full-time daycare positions. Experienced preferred. a background check is required. If interested, contact Heather Girdley at or call 972.564.1836.

FBA Programs

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.


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Please contact Heather Girdley at for more information.


Daycare 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

    Costs and Fees:

    • Enrollment: $100.00 (yearly) per child
    • Supply Fee: $200.00 (yearly) per child (due August 2023)
    • Curriculum Fee: $50.00 (yearly) per child (ages Toddler-Pre-K only) (due September 2023)
    • Tuition: Infants $210.00 (FBC members) weekly per child; Infants; $230.00 (nonmembers of FBC) weekly per child
    • Toddlers    $190.00 (FBC members) weekly per child;  $210.00 (nonmembers of FBC) weekly per child
    • 2’s:  $180.00 (FBC members) weekly per child;  2’s: $200.00 (nonmembers of FBC) weekly per child
    • 3’s:  $170.00 (FBC members) weekly per child; 3’s: $190.00 (nonmembers of FBC) weekly per child
    • Pre-K:  $160.00 (FBC members) weekly per child; Pre-K: $185.00 (nonmembers of FBC) weekly per child
    • Schoolers: $100/week (school year) $150/week (summer + $400 activity fee for summer activities and field trips)


    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  .