First Baptist Children's Center - Marion NC Five Star Center License

(828) 652-3937

About the Provider

Description: First Baptist Children’s Center has been a part of the Marion Community since it opened on July 11, 1966 as the first state licensed daycare in McDowell County. As a mission of First Baptist Church of Marion, the center seeks to provide the best care for all the children of McDowell County. The center is owned and operated by First Baptist Church under the oversight of a Board of Directors comprised of 9 church members and the management of the Center’s director and staff. The pastoral staff of the church also provides vital support to the Center. All of these leaders in FBCC seek to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children that is shaped by our Christian beliefs. We believe that children are a gift of God. Therefore, we rejoice at the opportunity to minister to these children and their families, sharing the love of God in the name and spirit of Jesus Christ.

First Baptist Children’s Center was originally opened to provide child care for 42 children. Currently, FBCC provides care for up to 99 children, age 2½ to 12. The center provides full-time, drop-in, and before and after school care, as well as full-time summer care for school-age children. FBCC has competitive rates for McDowell County and also works with local subsidy programs to provide care for all children in need. The Children’s Center participates with CACFP, a federal food program that provides reimbursement for meals served at the center. Also, FBCC participates in the state funded TEACH program that helps fund continuing education for the teachers.
The director of First Baptist Children’s Center is Melissa Ollis, who has served on the staff since March 2006. The center has nine full time staff members. Our Lead Teachers have a minimum two-year degree in childcare.

First Baptist Children’s Center is PROUD to be a state licensed 5 star center (the highest certification by the State of North Carolina!). To maintain a five star rating, the center must meet staff education requirements, pass several state (NAEYC) and county inspections, and comply with ECKERS and SACERS evaluations. In addition, FBCC has been voted as the #1 Childcare Center in McDowell County for the last three years and many years prior.

Additional Information: Four Star Center License

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 5950374
  • Capacity: 99
  • Age Range: 2 through 12
  • State Rating: 5
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • District Office: North Carolina Dept of Health and Human Services - Division of Child Development
  • District Office Phone: (919) 662-4499 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

Where possible, ChildcareCenter provides inspection reports as a service to families. This information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed. We encourage families to contact the daycare provider directly with any questions or concerns, as the provider may have already addressed some or all issues. Reports can also be verified with your local daycare licensing office.

Date Type Violations Rule
2023-06-12 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2023-06-12 Violation 1033 .0701(a)
On or before the first day of work, all staff, including the director and individuals who volunteer more than once per week did not provide results indicating that they were free of active TB and/or TB test or screening was older than 12 months. One staff employed on April 24, 2023 did not have a copy of the TB test results on file. A copy of the TB test results must be on file before the first day of employment.
2022-12-05 Announced Inspection No
2022-11-28 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2022-11-28 Violation 1321 GS110-91(1)
Medical exam or health assessment record was not on file before or within 30 days after admission. One child enrolled on 8/29/22, did not have a medical exam on file.
2022-11-28 Violation 1324 .1804(c)
Signed and dated statement by parent that discipline policy received and explained at enrollment was not in child's file. One child enrolled on 8/9/22 did not have a statement, signed by the parent, of having received a copy of the discipline policy.
2022-11-28 Violation 1874 .0608(d)(1-4)
The Prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome and Abusive Head Trauma policy was not reviewed with new staff prior to providing care with children and/or a signed acknowledgement with all the required information was not maintained in the staff person's file. One staff, employed on November 2, 2022, did not have a signed documentation of having reviewed the Prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome and Abusive Head Trauma policy on file.
2022-11-28 Violation 1908 .0608(b)(1-6)
A child's file did not have a statement with parent signature acknowledging receipt and explanation of the Prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome and Abusive Head Trauma policy and/or the acknowledgement did not have all the required information. One child enrolled on 8/29/22 did not have a statement, signed by the parent, of having receive the Prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome and Abusive Head Trauma policy.
2022-04-27 Unannounced Inspection No
2021-12-06 Unannounced Inspection No
2020-12-14 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2020-12-14 Violation 840 .2820(b)
All corrosive agents, pesticides, bleaches, detergents, cleansers, polishes, any product which is under pressure in an aerosol dispenser, and any substance which may be hazardous to a child if ingested, inhaled, or handled were not stored in a locked room or cabinet. In Space #12 and #13, there was one (1) aerosol can of HDX disinfectant spray in an unlocked cabinet.
2020-06-18 Unannounced Inspection No

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