About Us

Overview

First Baptist Day School is an early childhood community where children, educators, and families collaborate, wonder, research, and learn together. Licensed by the state of South Carolina, the school is inspired by the preschools and infant toddler centers of Reggio Emilia, Italy, where children are perceived as competent and capable. Located in a church adjacent to Greenville's Reedy River, the school embraces the natural world and encourages a strong connection with our city.

Founded: 1952

Ages: 8 weeks through 5 years

Enrollment: Approximately 230

Staff:

  • Teaching Staff — 50
  • Administrative Team — 5
  • Auxiliary Educators

Licensed by: South Carolina Department of Social Services

Hours:

  • 9:00 – 2:00 Infants and Toddlers
  • 9:00 – 12:00 Preschoolers
  • 12:00 – 2:00 Preschool Late Stay
  • 7:55 – 9:00  Early Stay
  • 2:00 – 5:30  Extended Care

Classes: 16

Professional Development:

  • At least 15 hours annually per staff member
  • First aid and CPR biannually

Student/Teacher Ratio:

  • Young Infant 2:6
  • Older infant 2:8
  • Toddler 2:10
  • Two-Year-Old 2:12
  • Three-Year-Old 2:17
  • Four-Year Old 2:18
  • Five Year Old from 2:18

Memberships:

  • North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA)
  • Project Infinity, Inspired Practices in Early Education, Inc.
  • Greenville County Childcare Association

First Baptist Church: Approximately 2100 members