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DIRECTOR: Secethia Boardley-Davis


AGE RANGE: 3 months-5 years old


SCHOOL HOURS: 6:45 AM-6:00 PM, Year Round


EXTENDED CARE: The FBCC CDC does not offer before and after (extended day) care. Enrolled children are welcome to be dropped off and picked up anytime within our operating hours.


The FBCC CDC does offer day camps for children in Kindergarten through 4th Grade when Arlington Public Schools are closed during their school year. The FBCC CDC also offers a weekly Summer Camp program to rising First through rising Fourth Grade aged children.

ENRICHMENT CLASSES: Spanish, Chinese, Christian Education, Fine Arts, Music, Science, Math, Library, Science Wonders, Drama, Physical Education and Yoga

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Adagio Ballet, Computer Classes, and PowerTots Gymnastics

GOVERANCE: The FBCC CDC is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of members of the Church at Clarendon. The FBCC CDC has an active Parents Activity Board.

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Parents are encouraged to visit our facility at their convenience.

REGISTRATION: Enrollment Information and Forms as well Wait List Forms are available on our website.

MISSION: To provide a quality Christian preschool education designed to meet the physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of children ages three months to five years.

GOALS: The FBCC CDC recognizes that human beings are active learners from birth who construct their own knowledge from meaningful interactions with the ideas, concepts, materials and persons in their immediate environment and community. The FBCC CDC believes that each child is entitled to responsive and respectful care, attuned to his or her age, developmental abilities, individual temperament, learning style, types of intelligence, experiences and interests. Through a collaborative framework, parents and teachers work together to create an inclusive, safe, and nurturing environment where all children will grow and thrive guided by the philosophy and principles of the High/Scope® Educational Approach to early childhood care and learning in the context of the Conscious Discipline®, a comprehensive social and emotional intelligence classroom management program that empowers both teachers and children based on current brain research, child development information and developmentally appropriate practices. The FBCC CDC also offers a Montessori track.

EXCEPTIONALITLES: The FBCC CDC promotes, provides and orchestrates with outside programs and specialists meaningful and realistic care and educational experiences for child learners of all ages, all stages of development, all abilities, all learning styles and all types of intelligences.

FBCC – Child Development Center was initiated in September, 1969 as a non-profit ministry of the First Baptist Church of Clarendon. Since that time, the Child Development Center has experienced steady growth and is now one of the largest Child Development Centers in Arlington County.

FBCC – Child Development Center is organized as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, and is governed by a Board of Trustees.

Our Mission: To provide a quality Christian preschool education designed to meet the physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of children ages three months to five years while their parents work. Creativity and interaction are encouraged among the children and staff.

Licensure and Accreditation

FBCC – Child Development Center is certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Social Services and the Arlington County Department of Human Services. The Center is subject to inspection by each of these agencies, as well as the Commonwealth and Local Fire Marshall, and the local Environmental Health Division. In addition, the Center has passed rigorous accreditation standards and is thus a member of the National Private Schools Association.

Who We Are

Our Board of Trustees includes:

Joan Packer, Trustee Chair

Sharon Williams, Secretary/Trustee

Susan Taylor, Treasurer/Trustee

Matt Jones, Trustee