After much prayer and thought, we are sad to announce that First Academy is closing its doors. Our last day of operation will be May 27, 2016. Thank you Gadsden for allowing us to minister to your children for these past 40 years.

First Academy is a weekday ministry for preschoolers. This Christ-centered program is committed to providing children with a Christian environment and sound educational opportunities. FBC’s “Wee Care” ministry has been molding children’s lives since 1976 and is now serving the third generation of children. Our goal is to offer an environment of love and care second only to home, and to minister to the families of the preschoolers God sends to us.

Enrichments offered:

Bible memory & stories, music, computer, roller skating, creative movement, field trips & much more.


6 weeks through 4 years


Ratios are low so that we can provide quality care.


Our staff of well-trained Christian teachers will lovingly care for your child.


Curriculum includes the Wee Learn series by Southern Baptist as well as a variety of other creative learning experiences.

For more information, please contact:
Interim Director
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”
Proverbs 22:6

Rate Sheet

Registration Fee $100.00

Supply Fee $75.00

Snack Fee $75.00

FOB fee $30.00 each (1st FOB is included with the registration fee)

6 weeks to 24 months Daycare (7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)

Weekly Tuition

5 days per week $135.00

4 days per week $120.00

3 days per week $ 90.00

Option 1 – K2, K3, & K4

Preschool & Daycare (7:00 – 5:30)

5 days – Weekly Tuition $115.00

4 days – Weekly Tuition $96.00

3 days – Weekly Tuition $72.00

Option 2 – K2, K3, & K4

Preschool Only (8:30 – 12:00)

5 days – $65.00/week

3 days – $45.00/week

2 days- $35.00/week


*Total tuition should be paid by the Wednesday of each week.

After Wednesday, a $15.00 late fee will be charged per week, per child, until account is current. All debts must be kept current or services will be discontinued.

No reduction of fees will be made for absences, holidays or bad weather which may cause the school to close.

10% discount for 2nd child

10% discount for FBC of Gadsden church member

25% discount for church/daycare staff

Registration paid yearly – non-refundable


Welcome Letter

Ways Parents Can Help


Schedule for Babies

Infant and Toddler Registration

Registration Form – Older Children

Payment Policy

Parent Center Agreement

Child’s Medical Report

How Can We Help?

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