Our School Family

The First Baptist Church of Clarendon Child Development Center takes great pride in its teachers, all of whom bring valuable expertise, dedication, and a love of children. The success your child will enjoy this year is the result of the gifts and talents of each committed member of the FBCC CDC school family.

 “Young children are at the center of my heart,” Secethia, Executive Director

Secethia, Executive Director, is entering her 39th year with the FBCC CDC where she has served as a Teacher’s Aide, an Assistant Teacher and Assistant Director. In May 1998, she received the Northern Virginia Outstanding Service to Children Award. She enjoys reading literature, Country French and Tuscan antiquing, traveling, hiking, gardening, and gourmet cooking.

Julie, Assistant Director, is honored to be a part of the FBCC CDC family which she joined in March 1984. Julie served the children and families of the CDC for 15 years as a Lead Teacher and 5 years as Infant and Toddler Program Coordinator. Julie enjoys watching football, spending time with her family and friends.

Our Administrative Team

Bonnie, Educational Manager

Monica, Office Manager

Keisha, Accounts Manager

Gabriela, Enrollment Coordinator

Rudy, Camp Director

Jason, Outdoor Classroom Coordinator

Furaha, Administrative Assistant


Our Teaching Teams

The dedicated staff of the First Baptist Church of Clarendon Child Development Center is committed to providing a healthy and nurturing environment in which your child can learn and grow.  Each staff member undergoes a combined criminal history/sex offender background check, a physical examination with TB screening, and agrees to participate in a minimum of sixteen (16) hours of professional development training, workshops and/or classes every year. Most of our staff hold a Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education or a related field, and our teacher’s aides are encouraged to pursue a Child Development Associate (CDA) degree program or minimum of ninety hours of a credential training program.

Little Lambs (Infants)

Leola, Lead Teacher

Kristi, Co-Teacher

Venicia, Co-Teacher

Janice, Co-Teacher

Lotus Blossoms (Infants)

Abbie, Lead Teacher

LaJuan, Co-Teacher

Chanelle, Co-Teacher

Caterpillars (Infants)

Yelli, Lead Teacher

Elizabeth, Co-Teacher

Donna, Co-Teacher

Cheetah Cubs (Toddlers)

Terrie, Lead Teacher

Liping, Co-Teacher


Polar Bears (Toddlers)

Jenai, Lead Teacher

Delia, Co-Teacher

Loan, Co-Teacher

Brown Bears (Toddlers)

Tanganyika, Lead Teacher

Nina, Co-Teacher

Prudence, Co-Teacher

Busy Bees (Young Preschool)

Shontee, Lead Teacher

Bernita, Co-Teacher

Pumas (Young Preschool)

Halima, Lead Teacher

Evelyn, Co-Teacher

Lady Bugs (Young Preschool)

Elise, Lead Teacher

Ximena, Co-Teacher

Leaping Lizards (Middle Preschool)

Kris, Lead Teacher

Polina, Co-Teacher

Little Lovebirds (Middle Preschool)

Katrina, Lead Teacher

Adrienne, Co-Teacher

Butterflies (Montessori)

Kay, Lead Teacher

Heather, Co-Teacher

Maria, Co-Teacher

Bluebirds (Montessori)

Muditha, Co-Lead Teacher

Muntaha, Co-Lead Teacher

Roaring Lions (Pre-Kindergarten)

Amanda, Lead Teacher

Angie, Co-Teacher

Sea Turtles (Pre-Kindergarten)

Immer, Lead Teacher

Alyssa, Co-Teacher

Nature’s Explorers (Junior Kindergarten)

Bindu, Lead Teacher

Barbara, Co-Teacher

Our Resource Faculty

Chiquita, Resource

Connie, Chinese

Emanuel, Physical Education

Gwen, Librarian

Josie, Computer/Music

Morena, Spanish

Tamica, Resource