Preschool

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

Matthew 19:14

Our Noah's Ark themed Preschool Ministry area is a fun environment filled with parrots and kangaroos and energetic volunteers that provide a safe and loving environment for your little one to learn about Jesus' love.

Check out all the great opportunities.

If you are new, or considering visiting us, please read our FAQ for Preschoolers on this page. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact our Children & Preschool Ministry Director:
Stacie Albritton  |  (601) 853-1090 x37

Sunday Morning Life Groups

Join us for Life Groups each week at 9AM.  Arrive a few minutes early and check-in at the Preschool Kiosk, located at the entrance to the Ark, our preschool area, where you will find specific classroom information for your infant or preschooler. Our toddlers through kindergartners enjoy biblical lessons presented at age-appropriate levels. We recognize that children learn in different ways and strive to meet those different learning styles. Click Here to see a listing of our current groups.

Sunday Morning Worship

We also offer extended care during the 10:30 AM worship service for children age 2 and under.  Our preschoolers age 3 - kindergartners attend a fast-paced large group preschool worship that includes singing, interactive Bible stories, games, and hands-on activities!

Nursery and Childcare

Our caregivers help to provide the security your little one needs while away from you. Nursery care is provided throughout the year during weekly worship services and as specified for other events. Care is provided  for children as young as six weeks old.

Wednesday Nights

Preschool Party  for children age 3 (by September 1) through kindergarten meets during the school year on Wednesday nights at 6 in the Ark.  Preschoolers will have a great opportunity to learn about God and how to have fun with music and worship in a way that's perfect for preschoolers. They will also hear a Bible story and experience hands-on activities to keep them moving. Click Here to see a listing of our current groups.

Sunday Nights

Preschool Hang Time  meets in the Ark at 6PM and is offered to children age 3 - kindergarten.  This is an opportunity for preschoolers to learn how to apply bible stories  in a  practical way while building relationships with friends. Click Here to see a listing of our current groups.

Weekday Preschool

As a year-round, half-day preschool offering separate enrollment for the school year and summer semester, Ridgecrest Preschool offers a unique opportunity for families in our community. Early room and lunch bunch are available options.  Click Here for more information.

FAQ for Preschoolers

It's my first Sunday, where do I go?
If you are visiting with your family, you should stop by the Welcome Center, located just inside the front door under the steeple.  From here, a host can escort you to the Preschool Kiosk located at the entrance to the Ark.  You will fill out a brief info card for your child, then electronically check-in to receive matching stickers.  One sticker goes on your child, and the other sticker stays with you until you pick up your child.
What should I NOT bring?
Older preschoolers should leave all toys at home.  We have plenty of great things for your child to interact with and toys from home are most often distractions.
Are there background checks on preschool volunteers?
Yes.  All volunteers with exclusive supervisory control over any minor at Ridgecrest must apply and/or interview with age-appropriate staff, and submit to a background check.  We also require that those serving as volunteers with minors be a part of our church for at least 6 months.
Is my child old enough to attend VBS?
Vacation Bible School is for children age 4 (by September 1 of the previous year) through 5th grade.  However, we do offer classes for younger children whose parents serve as volunteers in VBS.
It's my first Sunday, what do I bring? 
Babies and toddlers should bring diapers, wipes, bottle/cup, and a change of clothes.  We encourage babies and toddlers to bring a security item from home, especially on their first visit.  You will want to mark anything you bring with your child's name.



Should I bring my child if they are sick?
Out of respect for our caregivers and the other children, we ask that children be fever and symptom  free for 24 hours, before participating in all preschool activities.
Does Ridgecrest offer baby dedication? 
Yes. We believe that the act of dedicating a newborn is both a dedication of the parents to raise the child in the ways of the Lord, and a commitment from our church family to be an extended spiritual family to encourage the parents as they raise their child.

How can I serve as a volunteer in the Preschool Ministry? 
We are always looking for people who are excited about serving in the Preschool Ministry.  To start that process, click here to begin the application for service.  Also, contact Stacie Albritton to discuss how you can volunteer.

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