First Baptist Academy

Now Hiring

The First Baptist Academy is hiring teachers for infants, 2’s and pre-K to work 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. daily and  Mother's Day Out (MDO) on MWF from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Contact the Academy at 972-564-1836 to apply.

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


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.

Mother’s Day Out

Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 Tuesday/Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


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


    Tanya Nelson is the First Baptist Academy Director. Contact her at  972.564.1836 or email  .

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

    Jesus said, "Let the little Children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14