handholdingFirst Baptist Church of Asheville began weekday ministry to children and their families more than 60 years ago. It started with 15 kindergartners meeting in the church parsonage and has become our Child Development Center (CDC). Along the way, this ministry has changed to respond to shifting cultural realities and community needs. What remains constant is our desire to nurture children in the name and spirit of Jesus Christ.

Mission & Purpose
The Child Development Center (CDC) is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Asheville to children and families in the name of Christ. We believe that children are gifts from God, and as such, we value their feelings, desires, thoughts and needs.

The CDC exists to help children trust that they are loved by Jesus and his followers; to give children opportunities to develop physically, emotionally, socially, cognitively, and spiritually to their greatest potential; and to minister, where appropriate, to the needs of children's families.

We are full time and serve children ages 6 weeks through PreK. Currently we have a waiting list for all ages. If you are interested in coming on our list, click here to complete the form.
We observe low ratios.
Infants are 1:4
One year is 1:5
Twos are 1:8
Threes are 1:9
Fours are 1:12.
$190/week for infants and ones
$180/week for twos
$175/week for threes and fours.
Monday through Friday from 6:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
We observe all major holidays and five teacher workdays per year.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., CDC Director, at 828.252.3234 for more information.