The Early Learning Center Newsletter, Week of 10/1

Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:


A Message from Sarah Donovan, Principal of Extended Educational Programs
We are blessed to have our programs reside in God’s house both spiritually and physically. The First Baptist Church Orlando is a home for our programs. The staff and church family at FBCO provides a strong foundation for our Extended Educational Programs. October celebrates Pastor Appreciation Month, and each Extended Educational Program will be showing their gratitude to our amazing pastor team at FBCO. Won’t you join us in sending love and appreciation their way? A online sign up link is being sent out for a Pastor Appreciation Breakfast to TCS and TFH families, being held on Tuesday, October 6th. The Early Learning Center has created personalized thank you’s in their ME classes with Miss Mary. We pray that our pastors, and all of the FBCO team, know how love and appreciated they are each and every day by our TEEP family!

Sarah Donovan


Note From Mrs. Grayson (Director/Assistant Principal)

Praise Reports:
We are so excited to share with you that the Hazzard family has a new daughter!! Callan (Mrs. Melanie’s Class) welcomed home baby Jillian this past weekend! Mom and sweet Jillian are doing wonderful! Congratulations on your newest bundle!

We have another praise report…Alivia Ogden (who we were praying for a couple of weeks ago) is not only healed but was able to join us this week in the 2-day class! We are so excited to welcome her!

God has been faithful in helping us grow our enrollment. During the month of September we added the following classes: Mrs. Ashley 5-day 2’s; Mrs. Ashli 2-Day Young 2’s and Miss Kim’s 3-day 3’s in addition to her already 2-day 3’s class. We are so thankful for your encouraging words and positive feedback. So many new families are joining us because of your kind words! We are so blessed and thank you for all of your support!

Homecoming Update:
We will be participating in the dress up days as listed below.
Monday, October 12th: Red Carpet Day (Come dressed to impress!! Wear your Sunday best with lots of bling)
Tuesday, October 13th : Sock Day
(Wear funny socks).
Wednesday, October 14th : Glasses Day
(Wear fun glasses).
Thursday, October 15th : Hat Day
(Wear a fantastic fun hat)
Friday, October 16th : Blue & Gold Day
(Students wear your homecoming shirt or royal blue and gold spirit wear).

Home Coming Week Events:
Thursday, October 15th/Friday, October 16th (See specific class schedule above)

Friday, October 16th 1:45pm

Mrs. Grayson Merritt
Classroom Spotlight:

Welcome to Mrs. Ashli’s Class
2-Day Young 2’s


Mrs. Lawanda’s friends learning about transportation through play


I can use my fine motor skills to build a tower.


I can use my imagination to pretend I am a chef or maybe a mommy!


Officer Troy joined us for our family greeting time. We wished him well as he works hard to keep us safe every day!