2023-2024 school year

Please note that we follow the Fayetteville School District Calendar for most major holidays and breaks. 

Our inclement weather policy follows the Fayetteville Public School guidelines, if FPS closes early Play Learn will dismiss 30 minutes prior to their dismissal time. 

Our 2023-2024 Year at a Glance:

August 14th - Open House (Drop In: 9:30-11:00am)

August 15th - First Day of School

September 4th - Labor Day, No School

September 11th-15th - Parent Teacher Conferences (PK Classes Only)

October 20th - No School

October 26th & 27th - Fall Parties

November 16th & 17th - Thanksgiving Feasts

November 20th-24th - Thanksgiving Break, No School

December 14th & 15th - Christmas Parties

December 18th- January 2nd - Winter Break, No School

More details/dates available on the Play Learn School Calendar

emailed to parents at the beginning of school year

about our school

Play Learn School is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Fayetteville Arkansas. Play Learn School began in September of 1970 as a mission project of the Women’s Missionary Union. Through the years, Play Learn has grown to meet the needs of the Fayetteville community and currently operates as a preschool serving children ages six weeks through PreK. 

Play Learn is licensed by the State of Arkansas under the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education.


Our purpose is to provide a positive and fulfilling learning experience for preschool-aged children in a safe and secure Christian environment. Our goal is this experience will help all children grow and develop under the care of our trained and qualified teachers. We believe that children learn in many ways and we provide a curriculum that offers a variety of learning opportunities. We use Adventures in Learning, a program that allows children to grow and develop as Jesus did: “in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man "(Luke 2:52).  Adventures in Learning uses a learning-center type of approach that provides age appropriate activities which relate to a specific unit of study. These resources are designed to provide hands-on activities to encourage each child to develop mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially/emotionally at her/his own pace. 

admissions guidelines


Pre-registration for the up-coming fall classes begins in February with children already enrolled in Play Learn having first opportunity for enrollment. Enrollment is then offered to Fayetteville’s First Baptist church members and then registration is open for other interested families. Registration forms must be completed and a non-refundable $75 registration fee paid before a child is considered enrolled. Children attending Play Learn must keep all immunizations records up to date with a copy provided for the school to be kept in the child’s file with their data form. When the classes are filled families may place their child on our waiting list. The registration fee is not required to be placed on the waiting list. Names on the waiting list will be called in the order they have been placed on the list when an open spot is available. All enrollment decisions are made by the Play Learn director with consideration given to balancing classes and maintaining Arkansas Licensing staff/child ratios. Please consider the Kindergarten Readiness Calendar and the Play Learn Parent Handbook before registering your child for classes.


PK classes have openings for Tuesday/Thursday.

Please feel free to email us for more information.

For current enrollment information, please email fbcplaylearn@gmail.com or call 479.442.3992