The Transylvania Times -

First Baptist To Celebrate 50 Years Of W.E.E. School


May 24, 2018

Barbara Smart-Smith (left) was the first director and Cindy Carter is the current director.

Through the vision and planning of Barbara Smart-Smith and the assistance of other church leaders, the First Baptist Church Weekday Early Education Program opened its doors in the fall of 1968. The first enrollment consisted of 12 three-year olds, 15 four-year olds and 20 five-year olds. The staff was Peggy Boggs, Carol Irwin and Barbara Smart. The dream became a reality.

Now, 50 years later, the program has served more than 3,000 children and their families and has experienced several changes during this time. Bonnie Grose became the first music teacher when a two-day per week music p...

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