JIBC Day School

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me..."

Matthew 19:14

Exceptional Care  |  Intentionally Christ-Focused  |  Loving & Nurturing Teachers  |  Safe Environment 
JIBC Day School at Riverland Terrace 

We at JIBC Day School want to thank you for choosing our program to entrust your child’s early learning education. My name is Laura Holmes and I am the Director of the program. I myself had a young child who attended and completed the school program. We believe that our program offers a wonderful loving environment for your child to learn critical social skills and the fundamentals needed for their journey into Kindergarten.  

I am looking forward to another wonderful school year. I believe that children thrive with love and interaction with children their age. My promise to you is that each day my staff and I will show God's love to your child through our care and attention. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by email - click here.  May God’s love protect and surround you always.
Laura Holmes
Director,  JIBC Day School

Currently we only have spaces available in the 4K classroom for the 2023-2024 school year.
August 23School begins
September 4Labor Day School Closed
November 7Teacher Workday School Closed
December 18-31Christmas Break School Closed
January 3School Resumes
January 15Martin Luther King Day School Closed
January 24Teacher Workday School Closed
February 19President's Day School Closed
April 1-5Spring Break School Closed
April 8Teacher Workday School Closed
May 24Last Day of School

There are no makeup days for days missed during the school year for Holidays and Teacher Workdays.
The purpose of the JIBC Day School is to support the home and extend the Ministry of James Island Baptist Church by providing Biblically based age appropriate education for preschoolers. We strive to effectively work towards the common purpose of fulfilling the Great Commission, and in doing so, we commit to the following goals;
  • Provide a nurturing, developmentally appropriate environment that encourages each child to develop physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.
  • Provide ministry to the families.
  • Provide a witness of Christ and His church to the children and their families.
In order to achieve these goals we commit to the following;
  • A quality program built on developmentally appropriate practices.
  • A curriculum that is biblically based and includes bible stories and thoughts on the level of the child’s understanding.
  • Staff who profess Christ as Savior and exhibit Christian traits in caring for children and in interaction with families and co-workers.
  • Positive guidelines for children that encourage problem solving and managing negative emotions.
  • Respect and understanding of others without regard to race, gender, nationality, religion or background.
  • Planned activities that permit each child to progress and enjoy success.
  • Bi-weekly units using the WEE Learn curriculum with age appropriate lessons for ages 2-4.
  • Bi-weekly chapel for all children with prayer, songs, and story.
  • Weekly music time with fun songs, finger plays, and songs about God
  • Activities that help a child’s development for each individual age including; names, letter, number, color, and shape recognition. Also teaching 3’s and 4’s to write their names and letters.
  • Fine and gross motor skills are developed through music, art, reading, and numbers.
  • County Librarian reads monthly to all the children.
  • Early care for children that need to be at school early. (for a minimal fee)
  • Small class sizes to ensure individual attention.
  • The school begins at 2K. Unfortunately, there will be no Infant or 1 year old classroom beyond the 23/24 school year.
  • 3K and 4K programs do not offer 2 days a week.
We are open from 9:00 am-12:00 pm Monday through Friday.
We follow the Charleston County School Calendar for holidays.
Our school year begins in August and ends in May.
Our teachers are have years of experience working with and caring for children.  Teachers are encouraged to stay up to date on all the latest and effective methods in aiding a child's development at each growth stage.
Annual family registration fee of $110/single child $130/multiple children
** 15% discount for 2 or more children attending from a family **
Monthly tuition fees:
                                 Infants–2.5 years    2.6 years and up
5 days a week        $470                           $407
4 days a week        $433                            $375
3 days a week        $375                            $333
2 days a week        $323