Child Development Center

We’re Hiring!

First Baptist Child Development Center is looking for full time and part time teachers to join our staff. We are looking for those who have a love and passion for working with children in an uplifting, Christian environment. We offer a generous benefit package and competitive compensation. If you have a desire to share the Love of Christ with children and their families, we invite you to apply.

For more information, contact Kimberly Whitenack at (540) 224-3357, or to inquire about the position.

Please download an application through the button below and email it to to apply.


First Place Preschool serves to care for your child in a safe, loving, fun and comfortable environment for both you and your child. Every week, your preschooler will learn truth from God’s Word through a Bible story, memory verse, and application activities. Each week’s lesson builds upon a foundational truth. Our purpose is to teach children that God made them, that He loves them, and that Jesus wants to be their friend forever!


We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30AM to 5:30PM.

We operate year-round, but we are CLOSED on major holidays and for a week at Christmas.

We provide care for children ages 18 months through 5 years.

We offer a licensed Kindergarten for children who are 5 years of age by October 15th.

Kindergarten hours are from 9:00AM to 1:00 PM with before and after care offered if needed.

We have a Summer Camp for Kindergarten through 5th Graders that runs June through August.

The preschool classes use the WEE Learn Curriculum and our Kindergarten class uses the Abeka Curriculum from Pensacola Christian College.


Fees due upon entrance for 18 months – Pre-K Classes:

  • $75 Registration Fee
  • $9 Insurance Fee
  • $150 Material Fee
  • $390 Escrow (Security Deposit)
  • First Week’s Tuition

Before a student’s first day, a classroom visit and parent orientation must be completed for our 18 months through Pre-K classes.

A nutritious lunch and a morning and afternoon snack are provided at NO additional cost for our 18 months through Kindergarten classes.

We offer a nice large gym, outdoor playgrounds, and a indoor playground.

There must be a completed application, a current medical and immunization record, and a copy of the birth certificate on file before your child’s start date.


Bunnies (18-24 months) $205 (NO DISCOUNTS)

Kittens (2’s) $195 FT / $180 PT

Puppies (2 ½’s) $195 FT / $180 PT

Giraffes (3’s) $195 FT / $180 PT

Tigers (3 ½’s) $195 FT / $180 PT

Pandas (Young 4’s) $195 FT / $180 PT

Brown Bears (Pre-K) $195 (NO DISCOUNTS)

Ducks (Pre-K) $195 (NO DISCOUNTS)

Frogs (Pre-K) $195 (NO DISCOUNTS)

There is a multiple child discount available for certain classes upon request.


Children must be 5 years old by October 15.

Registration Fee: $185

Monthly for 9am – 1pm students: $375

$195 Weekly if before and after care is needed.

The Kindergarten Program is NOT eligible for any discounts.


Students must have completed Kindergarten in order to be eligible for this program.

$75 Registration Fee

Activity Fee (Varies Each Summer)

$195 Weekly Tuition

The Summer Program is NOT eligible for any discounts.

Give us a call today at (540) 224-3357 to get a tour scheduled for you and your family to check out our preschool program.



First Baptist Academy of Music Academy Preschool Classes(additional monthly fee)

Soccer Shots (additional fee per session)

Weekly Cooking and Science Experiences






Individual Spring and Fall Pictures

Class Pictures

Graduation Ceremony for Pre-K and Kindergarten Children

Christmas Program for all ages

Muffins for Mom

Donuts for Dad

Spirit Weeks

Ice Cream Truck comes weekly in the Summer Months

Vacation Bible School

CDC Director

Kimberly Whitenack is the Director of First Baptist Child Development Center. She has been on staff with the CDC since August of 2006. During her time at the CDC she has served as an Assistant Teacher, Lead Teacher, Enrollment Coordinator, Assistant Director, and as of February 2020, the Director. Kimberly has grown up in the Roanoke Valley where she attended Roanoke Valley Christian Schools and graduated with her Associates Degree in 2009 from Virginia Western Community College. She is an active member of First Roanoke and often helps with the Children’s Ministry. She has a passion for teaching children and working alongside her staff to ensure a loving, academic, and Christ centered based atmosphere for parents to bring their children. Kimberly lives in the Cave Spring area with her husband, Brian and their 3 children.

Kimberly Whitenack

Kimberly Whitenack