First Baptist Church St. Simons Island

First Baptist Preschool


It is with great excitement that we announce our new preschool opened in August 2018! In April 2020, our preschool became a 3 star Quality Rated Program, the highest standard of care in Georgia. 

Conveniently located directly next to St. Simons Elementary, First Baptist Preschool has a warm Christian atmosphere with appropriate levels of early academic education and plenty of active play in our indoor & outdoor playgrounds plus full sized gym!

With a focus on quality,the school will maintain small classroom size and low student/teacher ratio – all with a comparable (or even lower!) tuition to other, larger schools. Please contact us at 912-634-1454 to meet the director and take a tour of our facility.

Registration for the 2020/2021 school year is now open. The school year begins on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. To register your child, download and print the 2020/2021 Registration Form. Once you’ve completed the registration packet, please bring it to the school.

If you have questions about our policies concerning COVID-19, please review our FAQ page.

Download the FBP 2019 -2020 Handbook here: FBP 2020-2021 Handbook

Check out some frequently asked questions below!


What ages does First Baptist Preschool (FBP) serve?

Classes are available for children age 6 weeks- 5 years.


How much is monthly tuition?

Infants (6 weeks-11 months):                                                        $860/month

Toddlers (12 months & walking by Sep 1):                                  $700/month

Early Preschool (24 months by Sep 1):                                         $620/month

Preschool (36 months and potty trained by Sep 1):                  $600/month

Pre-K (48 months by Sep 1):                                                           $600/month

Annual One Time Supply Fee:                                                        $250

Annual One Time Registration Fee:                                              $100 *                                                                                                                                                                                                        (*Due at time of registration. Registration is not complete until the registration fee is paid in full).

Summer Registration Fee For Current Students:                        $50

Summer Registration Fee For New Students:                             $100


What are FBPs hours of operation?

The Preschool is open from 7 a.m.- 6 p.m., Monday- Friday.  We follow the Glynn County School calendar from August to May, and we are open on Glynn County School teacher work days. We offer a summer program in June and July. The first day of the fall semester is Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020.


Does FBP follow a specific curriculum?

As a facility licensed through the Georgia State Bright from the Start Program, we follow the educational guidelines set forth by the State of Georgia.  Teachers also utilize the Creative Curriculum, a Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning approved curriculum that supports the Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards.  This curriculum provides children with developmentally appropriate learning activities that encourage physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and language development.


If a child is enrolled at the school during the school year, do they have to also attend during the summer?

Children do not have to attend during both the school year and the summer. Registration for the school year and the summer sessions occurs independently. Children may attend both sessions but will need to register for each session separately.


What are the teacher to child ratios?

It is the goal of our preschool to provide children with the best quality care and attention. In keeping the teacher/child ratios low, we believe we will be better able to serve the children in our care.  We follow the Georgia Bright from the State Guidelines for staff to child ratios, and supervision and requirements are different for each age group. There are usually 2 adults in each room and sometimes 3.  We also have a Floater who is able to assist in classes when needed.


What are the security features at the preschool?

The safety of the children at First Baptist Preschool is our top concern. The doors of the preschool are locked during school hours with parents and staff obtaining access through a fingerprint scan. The classrooms, playground and indoor play space are also equipped with security cameras.


Is there a part time option?

Due to the small size of the school, which we feel provides children with the best, personalized care possible, all enrollment at the school is on a full-time basis.


When is registration for the 2020/2021 school year?

Registration opens on Monday, May 4, and is on a first come first serve basis. There are limited spots available.  Once spots are filled you can ask to be placed on our waiting list. You may print and email the registration form to, print and mail it to 729 Ocean Blvd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522, or fax it to 912-638-5793.


Who do I contact with further questions?

If you have further questions or would like to schedule a tour of our facility, please contact our Director, Alicia Shell at 912-634-1454 or  You are also welcome to visit our Facebook page