First Irving

Children's Discovery Center


The Children's Discovery Center has been a premiere Montessori School in Irving for nearly 40 years. This creative learning school is for 3 year olds, Pre-K and Kindergarten students. The Children's Discovery Center (CDC) of First Baptist Irving provides individualized learning where the child is the center of the environment as he or she makes choices, sets the pace and discovers the joy of achievement in a highly challenging academic atmosphere.

A variety of special events will provide opportunities for students with varied talents and interests. We promote family participation and welcome your assistance. Yearly traditional events include activities such as Family Field trips, One Mile Fun Run, Thanksgiving or Christmas musicals, Class Holiday parties, Spring Musical, Mother's Breakfast, Open House, Fun Fair, and much more.



Days and Times: CDC follows close to the Irving IISD calendar. Classes held Monday through Friday from 8:15 AM to 3:00 PM. Before care is offered beginning at 7:00 a.m. until class begins at 8:15 AM and after care begins when classes end at 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 PM

Start date: August 21, 2017

End date: May 31, 2018


Enrollment Fee

$350 per child enrollment, snack and supply fee that secures your child’s position plus pays for all of the snacks and supplies for the school year. Your child does not have to bring any supplies or snacks with them, only a lunch and a drink every day.

One-time fee is non-refundable. Discounts do not apply to enrollment fees.

Partial Tuition Payment

$250 due by August 1, 2017.*

This is the only time we pro-rate tuition. You will pay the partial payment for the week and a half in August 2017, which is less than half of the monthly tuition payment.


8:15 AM to 3:00 PM classes - $615 per month

Flat rate regardless of holidays. For two children in the school there is a 15 % discount per month for the second child. 

We try to keep our fees as reasonable as possible and well under the other schools in the area.

Before Care & After Care Hours

  • From 7:00 AM until class begins at 8:15 - $75 per month
  • When class ends at 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM - $75 per month
  • Before and After School Fees - $150 per month

All fees are a flat rate. The $150 fee averages out for the school year to be $7.63 a day and $2.55 an hour. Before and after care fees are to be added to the monthly tuition from September through May.



Lisa Allard - Co-Director

Kathy Goodall - Co Director 


*Discounts do not apply to this fee