Child Development Program

The Child Development Program (CDP) of First Baptist Church is a Christian day care and preschool program for children age six weeks through pre-K. Both Full-day and Half-day care/preschool are available.

Click HERE for 2018-19 Application

Registration for the 2018-19 year (which begins August 6) is now open for current CDP student families through April 2. Registration for those on the waiting list and for First Baptist member families is April 2-16. Registration for the general public begins April 17. Please click the link above to download and print the application and return it to the CDP office in the Family Ministry Building. You may also stop by weekdays to pick up an application. There is a $50 registration fee (one fee per family).

Registration and Tuition Information


The CDP is located on the first floor of the First Baptist Church Children’s Center – 802 23rd Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401


Special Events

In addition to regular care and instruction, we also offer gymnastics, soccer and computer for an additional fee. We often have special guests and events to go along with our units of study or for fun activities. Visitors have included police, fire and rescue personnel; mail carriers and University of Alabama cheerleaders with Big Al.


Our CDP curriculum was written in-house. It is a balance of age appropriate academic activities and Biblical learning for toddlers, twos, threes and fours. Children participate in a variety of learning centers and physical activities. Threes and Fours have Chapel time Monday-Thursday mornings which includes music and a Bible lesson.