First Baptist Academy Preschool of Naples

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PreK3 at First Baptist Academy

Engaging your child through readiness skills in a nurturing environment.
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K-4 at First Baptist Academy

Educating through care, commitment, and creativity
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Preschool Enrichment Fridays

Enriching Experiences, Engaging Your Child in a Loving Environment.
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Dear Preschool Parent,

We know that the decision as to where your child goes to preschool is an important one. We are delighted that you have chosen First Baptist Academy for your family, and look forward to getting to know each of you better! Your child’s day at First Baptist Academy will be filled with developmentally-appropriate learning in a loving environment, with a focus on kindergarten readiness. We offer a structured learning environment with hands-on activities that correlate with our learning objectives. We call this “learning through play.” We are thankful that you are part of our family this year and we are excited to partner with you in laying the foundations for your child’s education!

The FBA PreK3 and K4 preschool programs use developmentally appropriate curriculum with a Biblical Worldview, and differentiated instruction to meet student needs at their level.

Karen Purvis, Preschool Director

Karen Purvis joined the FBA family in 2009, teaching in both our K4 and Kindergarten classrooms. She earned her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida, and earned a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education from Nova University. Karen has an ACSI teaching certification and a Professional Educator's Certificate from the state of Florida. Prior to joining FBA, Karen taught first grade and Kindergarten for Collier County Schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

Parent Handbook
PreK3 Family Guide Plan
K4 Family Guide Plan

Friday Enrichment Program

Engaging Your Child in Hands-On Learning

First Baptist Academy and First Baptist Church Naples Preschool Ministry are pleased to offer Enrichment Classes for our three and four year old children.

Our enrichment classes are designed by trained teachers to enhance your child’s education, growth and development in a loving, caring environment. We invite all children to participate, whether they are currently attending a preschool program or not.

2019-2020 Enrichment Programs

Quarter 1 - Creative Cooking & Days of Creation

Quarter 2 - Holiday Art & Festive Music

Quarter 3 - Mighty Math & Fun Fitness

Quarter 4 - Storybook Cooking & Preschool Music

Afternoon Childcare

Parents have the option to add-on afternoon care to include lunch time, a rest time, outdoor play, center activities and a story time. Children are dismissed at Elementary Carline.

Typical Schedule:
Our Enrichment Program takes place on Fridays each week.

8:00-8:15 Drop-Off at Preschool Playground
8:15-8:30 Movin’ & Groovin’
8:30-9:15 Activity 1
9:15-9:45 Outdoor Play
9:45-10:15 Snack/Restroom Break
10:15-10:45 Activity 2
10:45-11:15 Circle Time
11:15-11:50 Activity 3
12:00 Carline Pickup

Program Brochure


Our Values

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"Inspiring students to discover and
achieve their fullest potential."

First Baptist Academy exists to prepare the next generation to boldly stand for Christ. Our mission is to partner with parents to develop students with Christian character and a biblical worldview, equipping them for life, learning, and leadership.



Our Values

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A Day in the Life at Preschool

PreK3 Program

FBA PreK3 is a well rounded program in which the children engage in a variety of activities that help them to practice readiness skills. Some activities that they enjoy participating in are pretending in the Housekeeping Center, painting at the easel in the Art Center, building structures in the Block Center and using their fine motor skills with playdough. The children also attend Chapel once a month. They sing songs, listen and participate in Bible lessons, and prayer time.

K4 Program

Our K4 Program is purposefully designed to promote the principles of Kingdom Education and academic excellence. We are dedicated in building a strong foundation and igniting a lifelong passion for learning in our children. K4 uses a variety of curriculum tools in a developmentally appropriate environment to ensure that students learn through a Biblical Worldview. Classroom instructional time will include literacy and letter learning activities, math games and activities, science experiences, culinary experiences, art projects, weekly chapel, and special events and socials. Students are introduced to Related Arts classes each week which include: Music , P.E. , Art , and Library time. Each day children have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of outdoor experiences. Our beautiful campus includes a new playground, an outdoor classroom area, trike path, outdoor activity area, nature walks, and gardens. There are many opportunities for children to run, jump, throw, dig, explore, discover, and investigate God’s world while playing with classmates.

Student Arrival/Dismissal

The PreK program begins at 8:00 am. Pre-K students may be dropped off beginning at 7:30 am at the PreK playground. Half day students are to be picked up at the East Porte-cochere at 12:00. Full day students will be picked up at the East Porte-cochere 3:00 pm.

Typical Day

  • Morning Time Activity
  • Pledges and Prayer
  • Calendar
  • Alphabet
  • Letter Sounds
  • Language Mechanics
  • Bible
  • Math
  • Morning Read Aloud
  • Centers
  • Morning Recess
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Lunch
  • Related Arts (Music, P.E., or Art)
  • Science/ Social Studies
  • Afternoon Centers
  • Afternoon Read Aloud

*A typical day for your preschooler varies from PreK3 to K4.