Early Childhood (Birth to Pre-K)

lil_fittersLil’ Fitters

Psalm 78:4: We will tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.

The Early Childhood Department, Lil’ FITters, at Bible Center Church exists for two reasons:

  1. Our main objective is to assist parents as they teach their young children of God and his love.
  2. We also provide a clean, safe, secure environment for children so their parents are able to worship distraction free.

kidsOur Early Childhood area features clean, modern classrooms and nurseries that are age appropriate from birth to age 5. These rooms are located in a secure area that may only be accessed by parents and volunteers.

Parents check their children in at our computer kiosks and are given a security tag assuring that they are the only individuals who may pick-up their child.

All of our preschool programs are run simultaneously with our adult ministries and are for children whose parents are volunteering or attending adult ministries.

Our Sunday ministries include nurseries and Sunday School classes. On Wednesdays evenings we offer the preschool Awana programs, Puggles and Cubbies, as well as, nurseries.

Jessica Backus • Early Childhood Director

Jess Backus was born in Baltimore, Maryland, but spent much of her youth in the Kanawha Valley. The daughter and granddaughter of missionaries, Jess grew up traveling West Virginia with her parents and grandparents. Her travels continued throughout high school, as she assisted her parents in raising support for their mission to Poland. While in college, Jess spent time serving at Word of Life, Poland. From2011-2013, Jess served with her husband, Andy, at National Community Church in Washington, DC.  She has spoken at parenting and women’s events around the country. Jess and Andy have six beautiful children: Drew, Reagan, Lincoln, Jefferson, Ford, and Hayes.

Sunday Schedule


  • Birth – 6 mos
  • 6 – 12 mos
  • 12 – 18 mos
  • 18 – 24 mos

Sunday School Classes

  • 24 – 30 mos
  • 30 – 36 mos
  • Kindergarten

Wednesday Evenings at 6:30 PM (during the school year)

AWANA Programs

  • Puggles (2 yrs old by September 1st)
  • Cubbies (3 & 4 yr olds by Sept 1st)


  • Birth – 15 mos
  • 16 mos – 2yrs