First Baptist

Nursery School


Who We Are

We are all about making what we learn fun. Kids, regardless of age and grade, learn through play, by using their imaginations, and by expressing themselves in their own way.  Here at FBCM, we engage kids through LEGOs, painting, games, and so much more!
We are social beings at our core, and kids are no different even at the youngest of ages. We all desire to be known, develop new friendships, learn to work with one another, and overcome challenges together. Our kids learn about who they are and how to interact socially with others around them.
More than learning, more than fun, we are an extended ministry of First Baptist Church of Maryville, a church who desperately seeks to make a difference in the community. Through the years, the community has responded, and we are thankful for the opportunity to serve the amazing families of this community.

What to Expect

The Nursery School

Nursery is school is so much more than childcare. Our trained staff seek to provide you and your children with a place where your child will have the freedom to explore God’s amazing creation. Our purpose is to provide each child with a safe, nurturing experience in a comfortable Christian environment. We allow all children to to learn and experience new challenges that will help build their confidence while they play. Those of any religion, race, or disability are invited to go on this journey with us!

 Nursery School Calendar

 Fall/Winter 2019

  • July 29- 1st Day of School
  • September 2- Labor Day/Closed
  • October 7-11- Fall Break/Closed
  • November 27-29- Thanksgiving Break/Closed
  • December 23-January 3- Christmas Break/Closed

 Winter/Spring 2020

  • January 6- 1st Day of School
  • January 20- Martin Luther King Day/Closed
  • March 16-20- Spring Break/Closed
  • April 10- Good Friday/Closed
  • May 22- Last Day of School**
**Date subject to change based on school closings due to inclement weather

A History of Excellence

First Baptist Nursery School has been around since the 1950’s, operating only on a single day through the week. As the need grew in Maryville, the program grew as well. Through the years, more days and hours have been added to meet the needs of the community. Today, the Nursery School prides itself in teaching and allowing the kids to explore a wide array of topics such as new cultures, languages, arts, crafts, mathematics, and so much more. Over the course of 60+ years, kids who were first brought to the First Baptist Nursery School are now bringing their children and grandchildren, continuing a tradition and making our name known throughout Maryville, TN.

The Art of Exploring

 Safety First

While we pride ourselves on providing a fun, engaging atmosphere and the most educational program possible, we place the safety of
your child above everything else.
Our staff is certified in CPR and first aid and receives a minimum of 18 hour early childhood training per year. The director receives a minimum of 30 hours of training per year. We are licensed by the Department of Human Services as a 3 Star Care Facility; the highest possible rank.

Judy Tucker
FBCM Nursery School

 About Judy

Judy has had the privilege of being a part of the Nursery School since 1976. Over the years, the children have brought her great joy, and she greatly values her role in supporting moms and dads in their parenting journey. Judy is supported by her loving husband, Tommy, her son, Jeff, and grandson, Yves, not to mention the ever-growing community of parents and students who cherish her leadership and friendship.