Welcome To Primary School

Marcy Clark

Marcy Clark

Director of Early Childhood
Mary White, M. Ed.

Mary White, M. Ed.

Primary and Lower Schools Principal

"God gives us the strength we need"

"Early Childhood is my passion! At FBA, we are blessed to have an environment filled with excitement, love and joy! Our teachers pour into their students spiritually, cognitively, physically, and emotionally."

-Marcy Harwell Clark, Director of Early Childhood

Primary

The Primary School is made up of Infants - PreK-5 students who are welcomed into an energetic, loving environment. The faculty is engaged and actively comes alongside each child, helping them develop and grow during the early years.

Infants


Early Childhood classrooms (Infant - Twos) utilize Mother Goose Time curriculum. It is a nationally recognized curriculum that nurtures the whole child and supports the child's social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth. We will inspire a joy for learning as your child explores the monthly themes.

"What I love about teaching the Infants at FBA is that I can love on them, pray with them, and teach them about Jesus. It is such a peaceful environment where the staff can sit down and reflect on why we are here - to serve these children and to teach them more about God. Parents leave here feeling secure, and know that their child is getting love in a great classroom. I have been teaching at FBA for 15 years and it is such a joy to watch these kids grow and develop into who God is making them to be!"

-Deborah Flowers, Infants Teacher

Toddlers


Early Childhood classrooms (Infant - Twos) utilize Mother Goose Time curriculum. It is a nationally recognized curriculum that nurtures the whole child and supports the child's social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth. We will inspire a joy for learning as your child explores the monthly themes.

"It is so exciting to teach my Toddlers new things and I love seeing the light go off in their heads when something clicks. The atmosphere here is so refreshing and I love the fact that we have the freedom to worship God and pray with our kids. I feel so blessed that the parents entrust their children with us at such a milestone in their life."

-Suzette Dixon, Toddler Teacher

Twos


Early Childhood classrooms (Infant - Twos) utilize Mother Goose Time curriculum. It is a nationally recognized curriculum that nurtures the whole child and supports the child's social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth. We will inspire a joy for learning as your child explores the monthly themes.

"I strive to create a sense of belonging in my classroom because that motivates engagement, communication, and productivity as students learn through social interaction. As a teacher, it is important to build a positive relationship with the students in order to actively improve my student's academic performance. The most intrinsic reward of being a teacher is getting to watch my student's academic skills transform and develop at a higher level."

-Sharon Ester, Two's Teacher

PreK3


PreK3 classrooms enjoy Frog Street curriculum. FSP curriculum integrates instruction across developmental domains and early learning disciplines. Special attention is given to social-emotional development and differentiated instruction in: Language and Communication, Emergent Literacy Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Bible.

"PreK3 is a great starting point for students because it is a transition year for them, both academically and socially. They are able to explore new things while gaining a solid foundation for their education. I love teaching PreK3 because I get to experience my student's innocence and openness to God. Seeing how much they grow throughout the year is such a joy!"

-Jennifer Millard, PreK3 Teacher

PreK4


PreK4 learns with Pearson’s Opening the World of Learning Curriculum (OWL). OWL is designed to develop oral language and early literacy skills with research-based and field-tested content, including science and social studies. OWL utilizes Singapore Math techniques.

"I find so much joy in the day to day routine of PreK4 and constantly finding new ways to nurture their developing minds. Their eagerness for life and curiosity for knowledge is contageous as they prepare for life in Lower School."

-Marybeth Neubauer, PreK4 Teacher

PREK5


PreK5 encourages each child's development in an environment focused on Biblical integration. Teachers use Bob Jones curriculum for math and phonics, as well as supplemental Neuhaus curriculum for reading readiness. STEMscopes and Handwriting Without Tears are also implemented beginning in PreK3 and throughout the lower school years.

"PreK5 is a unique opportunity that FBA offers in order to enhance social, emotional, and cognitive growth prior to Kindergarten. Students are exposed to a wide variety of hands-on and active learning experiences. I am also proud and thrilled to say we will be one of the first classes this next year to have an Activ Panel in our classroom! This new cutting edge technology will better allow for student collaboration, as well as developmentally appropriate technology integration."

-Laura Redman, PreK5 Teacher