The Child Development Center is a non-profit ministry of the First Baptist Church of Fairview Heights.   Our purpose is to provide loving care and solid foundations for growth and development to children during the early formative years. It is our goal to provide educational experiences in a warm Christian atmosphere. The Center maintains a staff of well-trained experienced teachers and daycare personnel.

Curriculum includes:

Structured Lessons for Creative Minds

Bible Stories

Hands-On Learning Activities In All Subject Areas

Seasonal field trips for age appropriate groups

The CDC is a state-licensed center and has state-qualified teachers

Nutritional breakfast and lunch meals are served daily.


CDC hours:  7:00 am until 5:00 pm

The CDC accepts children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.



Can contact the CDC by email: or by phone:   618.397.4732

Director Kayla Dempsey,
Can like us on our facebook page, FBC Child Development Center.




Kayla Dempsey- CDC Director  

Ms. Kayla has been working with children of a variety of ages for years including working in foster care, volunteering at church and children’s hospitals, and working with preschoolers. Miss Kayla enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing board games, loving on other people’s dogs, laughing at corny puns, and eating dark chocolate.

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Tammy Leonard-  Administrative Assistant
Tammy started at the Child Development Center in 2006 as a part-time teacher’s assistant in the two year old room.  In 2008 she started working in the office as an administrative assistant.  She loves being able to meet new families and helping them feel comfortable as they start at the center.  Both of her two sons went to preschool at the Child Development Center when they were younger.  Before she worked at the center she served on the CDC committee and still remains active in the church.   She serves currently as the Childcare Coordinator for First Baptist Church and enjoys serving the families who have children birth through 4 years of age.  In her free time she enjoys watching her two sons play sports and enjoys hiking and shopping with her husband of 25 years.
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