The Church of St. Charles - Preschool

We still have a couple openings for the 2022-2023 school year in our Extended Day Classes.

Information about our classes and the application are found below.


Please call (301) 374-6856 and leave a message or email for tuition cost, set up a tour, or for more information. 

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We are looking for a Preschool Aide for this coming school year to help with all classes. Do you love children and Jesus? Are you looking for a part time position in a Christian atmosphere? This is great for someone looking for part time work. (Ex: Someone taking college classes in education, retired teacher, or parent who wants to be home when school age children are home) Applicant must meet MSDE and FBCSCP qualifications. Please send resume to Wendy Shumaker at or for more information about the position.

Upcoming Events

2022-2023 School Year Registration
Please contact Mrs. Wendy Shumaker at for more information and class availability.

To register you will need to bring completed Application and $80.00 non-refundable registration fee. We accept cash, check, or money order.
Please email or call (301) 374-6856 for more information.

Classes Offered For 2022-2023 School Year
(1/2 Day) 3 day-3 & 4 year-old (Born between: Sept.1, 2017-Aug. 31, 2019)

Tuesday - Thursday- 9:30am -12:30pm
Class size is 10 children to 1 teacher   

Child MUST BE POTTY TRAINED to start the class 

(Days/Times of attendance may change)


(1/2 Day) 5 day-Pre-k (Born between: Sept.1, 2017-Aug. 31, 2018)

Monday - Friday - 9:15am -12:30pm
Class size is 10 children to 1 teacher   

Child MUST BE POTTY TRAINED to start the class

Extended Day 3-Yr. Old (Born between: Sept.1, 2018-Aug.31, 2019)

Monday – Friday - 9:30am-3:00pm 

Class size is 10 children to 1 teacher 

Child MUST BE POTTY TRAINED to start the class 

Extended Day Pre-K (Born Between Sept. 1, 2017 - Aug. 31, 2018)

Monday – Friday- 9:15am -3:00pm 

Class size is 10 children to 1 teacher 

Child MUST BE POTTY TRAINED to start the class 
Before & After Care (For Extended Classes)
Monday - Friday 7:00am - 9:30am / 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Before Care (Open to all Students)
Monday - Friday 7:00am - 9:30am
After Care (For Extended Classes)
Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 5:00pm
**Please see director for specific details/pricing for before and/or after care
**Times for before and after care may change depending on enrollment

$80.00 Non-Refundable Registration Fee Due At Time Of Enrollment

Registration for the 2022 - 2023 School Year
2022-2023 Application

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Health Inventory Form
Medication Authorization Form

Emergency Card


Here is a list of our current fundraisers:

Boxtops for Education

We are listed as - FBC St. Charles Kindergarten Center


Preschool Scholastic Reading Clubs      Code: GVN4B


Overview of FBCSC Preschool & Curriculum

The First Baptist Church of St. Charles Preschool Center’s primary purpose is to provide a quality, safe, Christian environment that stimulates each child’s learning in all areas of development. Our established program has been part of the St. Charles and Waldorf community for over 45 years. We are licensed under the Maryland State Department of Education and an EXCELS school. Our small class sizes help students to form a close classroom “Family” and give teachers more one-on-one time to work with the children at the readiness level they are at.  

 The environment and the curriculum we use promote spiritual, physical, emotional, cognitive, and language development.  The Preschool Center provides a safe and stimulating place that caters to each child’s developmental and individual needs.  We promote independence so that the child will be able to accomplish skills without assistance from adults.

 We believe children are active learners.  They learn through trial and error as they engage in new, as well as familiar, explorations.  We understand that play is an important aspect of every child’s development.  During play, they learn lifelong skills in social, cognitive, emotional, physical, and creative development.  At our Preschool Center, learning is regarded as a process rather than a collection of facts.  The concepts, knowledge, and skills that children learn in their early years provide the foundation upon which subsequent learning is based. They are provided with plenty of hands on learning opportunities along with in-house and outside field trips.


Children are accepted as the individuals they are and not who the caregivers want them to be.  The teacher will put the child’s needs first and use his/her strengths and abilities as a foundation for learning experiences.  We listen to, and respect, each child as an individual. We teach problem solving, biblical character traits and self-regulation techniques to help support each child’s social-emotional health.

Activity Time

The child chooses activities such as puzzles, blocks, books, art, home-living, music, science, sensory, manipulative toys, etc.


Group Experiences

A time of planning, sharing, listening, and discovering together in the areas of music, math, reading and phonics, science, social studies, and spiritual enrichment.


Individual Teaching

Each day the teacher will have an opportunity to work  with the children, one-on-one or in small groups and at the child’s readiness level. Teachers set monthly goals for each child.


Outdoor /Gross Motor Play

Organized group games and free play help children develop large motor skills and self-confidence. Indoor gross motor play is available in bad weather.


Readiness Activities

These activities are designed to meet individual needs in the areas of reading and math readiness, visual and motor experiences, and language development. Hand Writing Without Tears is used. We provide curriculum for science, social studies, religion, math, phonics and vocabulary.


Chapel and Music

Parents and siblings are invited to our weekly Chapel time which includes Bible Stories,  learning monthly Character Traits and singing. We also have music time in the classroom .