First 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.