Child Development Center

The CDC of The First Baptist Church is not accepting any new applications.

At the Annual Church Meeting on May 19, 1982, the congregation of The First Baptist Church adopted a motion presented by Mrs. Elizabeth Turner to establish The First Baptist Church Child Care Center as a ministry of the church.  The Center was started with helpful advice from people at George Washington University and late church member Alvin West, who was an attorney.

The Child Care Center opened on Sept. 7, 1982.  At the time, the Center was only one of three in the Washington area that cared for infants as young as six weeks.  In 1989, First Baptist and The Child Care Center received national recognition when they were featured in an article in The New York Times acknowledging their pioneering work in providing year-long child care as a service to the urban community.  In 1999, the name was changed to The Child Development Center of The First Baptist Church.

Selecting care for your child can be one of the most important decisions you will make.

The Child Development Center of The First Baptist Church can help make that decision easier.  Founded in 1982 on the principle that young children prosper when placed in a nurturing environment, The Child Development Center offers your child a loving and safe haven—a home away from home.  Our qualified teachers shepherd your child through a carefully managed program designed to stimulate his or her spiritual, emotional, social, physical, and cognitive development.  The spiritual aspects are enhanced with a weekly Bible story time included with the weekly music class.  Each month a different Bible character is highlighted with a story, picture, and song.  The last Thursday of the month we gather in the sanctuary (except for the infants) for Chapel using our story and music.  Because the Center is a non-profit ministry of the Church, you have the added comfort of knowing your child is in a loving, secure, Christian environment.

Center Hours: 7:30am - 6pm Daily. 
1328 16th Street NW Washington, D.C. 20036
Entrance on "O" St NW, Between 16th & 17th Streets NW.