The FBC Kids Block Learning Center admits children of all races, religious affiliations, national origins, or ethnic backgrounds. Our major goal is to provide quality day care services in a clean, safe and secure learning environment for children ages six weeks to 12 years of age. The Center is located at 1135 37th Street, Newport News, Virginia; and is housed in an approximate 2500 sq. ft. area with five classrooms, a multi-purpose room, and full kitchen facility.
The 1-2-3 READ curriculum for infants and toddlers, the Harcourt Curriculum and the Houghton Mifflin Comprehensive Program curriculum and Your Baby Can Read Curriculum in English and Spanish have been implemented to incorporate a sequence of skills appropriate for each stage of development. Children will be encouraged to master tasks at the cognitive [mental], social, emotional, physical, and creative development. This will include the implementation of the basic principles of Christianity. The children will also participate in daily chapel from 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. that will consist of praying, scripture and singing spiritual songs
During the Center's hours of operation the Director or another adult designated by the director will be in charge of administration of the center. Our staff is comprised of caring and competent individuals with varying backgrounds and experiences. Staff that work directly with children are required to receive ongoing professional development training to keep abreast of generally accepted child care practices, policies and requirements, as well as the Center's goals and ongoing curriculum development. Before being hired, all prospective employees or volunteers are required to pass a criminal background check and the central registry for child abuse and neglect. All Staff is to submit a Staff Health Report Physician's Statement to be completed and signed by his/her examining physician. The signature of the physician's assistant, R.N., or L.P.N. is NOT acceptable since 63.2-1716 of the Code specifies the employee or volunteer "has been certified by a practicing physician to be free from any disability that would prevent him from caring for children under his supervision."