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 (7:00-8:30a): $20/Month
• After Care (2:30-5:30p): $40/Month
• Before & After school Care: $50/Month
• Before & After school care allows your child to come during FISD breaks

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*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 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. M-F.

Provide bus pickup at Claybon, Johnson, Henderson, Criswell, 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 Abeka and ABC Jesus Loves Me: 

  • 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 7:00am-5:30pm.  Year round.

    Closed for major holidays. Follows FISD calendar.  

    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  .

    Lisa Chandler is the First Baptist Academy Assistant Director. Contact her at  972.564.1836 or email  .