Preschool Ministry Director
The Preschool Ministry (newborn-pre-k) partners with parents to raise our little ones to know and serve the Lord. We strive to provide a safe and loving environment where preschoolers know that God loves them, and that His Word is living and true. Jesus said in Matthew 19:14, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Parents, please note: as you return to church for the first time, you will notice a few differences in procedures on the preschool hall. To read more click the button below.
Keeping our preschoolers safe and secure is our highest priority and we do that in several ways. One method is our electronic check-in system used on Sunday mornings. We have three computer check-in stations on the preschool floor to enable parents to quickly and easily check-in. Our system assigns a unique number to each child every week, giving our staff a way to contact parents if necessary during the Gatherings. A guardian receipt is required upon pick-up of each child in all preschool classes.
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The preschool hall is located on the 2nd floor of our Education Building. We provide classes every Sunday morning at 8:40, 10, or 11:20am where our curriculum takes us through the entire Bible every 3 years. Preschoolers learn truths about God, Jesus, and the Bible through interactive lessons, songs, crafts, and activities.
Parents: as you return to church for the first time, you will notice a few differences in procedures on the preschool hall. Read here for more information.
Preschoolers have the opportunity to grow through our AWANA program, which will be online for the Fall Semester. AWANA, for ages 3 through 6th grade, is a scripture memorization program that includes Bible lessons and games. For more information, contact Victoria Willigar.
There are special events that happen periodically throughout the year. Choose a drop-down section below for more information.
PNO happens twice a year in February and December. Online registration begins 3 weeks before the event through Church Center (see Events section below).
Baby dedication happens once a quarter at every Gathering. The next one is scheduled for December 20. If you are considering having your child dedicated, below is the information we will need in order to get the presentation ready. We look forward to celebrating this special time with your family!
Please e-mail the following info to Amy Granger.
At the beginning of each semester we have opportunities available to begin serving with preschoolers. Our first requirement is that you are a member of Highland or are on the road to membership. For more information about the volunteer application process, e-mail Ann Shirley.
Parent Volunteer Schedule
Parent volunteers are vital to our Preschool environment – we could not provide safe, loving care without our parent helpers! All preschool parents who are members at Highland are asked to serve in this capacity about 3 times per year, during both the 8:40 and 10am Gatherings. If you are unable to serve on the Sunday you are scheduled, we ask that you switch with another family on the list ASAP, and let us know about the switch. All preschool parents who help in the nursery are screened with a background check and supervised by a lead teacher.
Email Ann Shirley to find out how to serve
Kids Kingdom is our twice-a-week Parent's Day Out program. The Kids Kingdom staff works together to ensure that each child is taught according to the “age appropriate” teaching philosophy. This philosophy is based on Proverbs 22:6: “Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
“The way he should go” recognizes that God makes each person uniquely special and has a plan for the “way” each should go. Through this philosophy, each child will receive foundations that will help him/her develop as a whole child, according to God’s design (mentally, physically, spiritually, socially and emotionally).
Preschool Ministry Director
Kids Kingdom Director
Assistant Preschool Ministry Director/Preschool & Kids Ministry Admin Assistant