“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”
— Proverbs 22:6

Mission Statement

The mission of Laurens First Baptist Church Kindergarten is to provide a Christian environment that focuses on the developmental progress of each unique child and encourages discovery in a classroom rich with play, language, math and science concepts.


Our first day of school at FBC Kindergarten is always the day after Labor Day. All classes are filled on a first come, first serve basis. As classes are filled, a waiting list will be formed. If you have any questions regarding our program, the classes we offer, and enrollment availablitiy, please contact our Director, Mary Beth Kennedy, at 984-7500 or by email at Registration for the following school year will always open on February 1.

Curriculum Goals

We strive to help each child grow spiritually, mentally, socially, physically and emotionally in a caring Christian environment.  Teachers use a variety of resources for lesson planning that are designed to be appropriate for the age level being taught.  Children are encouraged to interact with the classroom environment through home living, blocks, art, music, language, math, science and manipulatives. Our staff works hard to make sure that the foundations are in place to give children skills needed as more challenging and difficult work presents itself. Specific goals for each age are included with registration forms.

Many thanks to all who joined us for the Kindergarten’s 60th Anniversary Celebration on February 12, 2023!

Meet the Staff

Ellie Patterson, Base Smith, Allison Ashmore, Rita Pigg, Vicki Coleman, Karen Eggleston, Ellie Patterson, Rachel Allen, Patrice Bodie, Laura Dennie, Rita Pigg, Cindy Chandler, Susan Varner, Marianne Allmond, Emily Reynolds, Mary Beth Kennedy


is lead by the ministerial staff and includes Bible lessons and music that relate to everyday life and help the children in their spiritual growth.


classes help children learn about rhythm, beat, instruments, and music basics through a variety of songs including ones that go with our monthly Bible verses.

Physical Education classes

focus on large motor skills, balance and coordination through fun.  Children like to move and need to move!