Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and don’t try to stop them! People who are like these children belong in God’s Kingdom” (Matthew 19:14; CEV).
Babies through kindergarteners are loved and nurtured in our Preschool Ministry. We are sensitive to the needs of families and provide a safe and loving environment in which preschoolers experience the love of God through the actions and deeds of loving teachers and care-givers. In addition to the regular activities and programs for preschoolers, the Preschool Department is staffed during church services and special events as well. We want our preschoolers to learn about God’s love in a warm, safe, secure, and caring environment. We utilize security tags and a pager system to ensure the safety and welfare of our preschoolers. We also have “Child Protection Policies” in place to protect our preschoolers and our volunteers.
If you have questions or need additional information regarding the Preschool Ministry at The Baptist Church of Beaufort then please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the church at 843-524-3197.
First Time Guests
If you are visiting Sunday School:
Our Preschool Suite is located on the 1st floor of Building B (you’ll see directional signs on the building). A smiling face will greet you at the entrance of Building B and will assist in getting you and your preschooler to the right classroom. Our Preschool Coordinator will help you get checked-in on our computer system. Your preschooler will receive a name badge and you will get a parent security badge. Please let our Preschool Coordinator know any special information to help us better take care of your preschooler while they are in our care. Each volunteer and teacher has passed a background check to help us ensure your preschooler will be safe at all times.
If you are joining us for Worship:
We provide care for all babies through kindergarteners during worship on Sunday mornings in our Preschool Suite, which is located on the 1st floor of Building B. Our Preschool Coordinator will help you get checked-in on our computer system. Extended Care for preschoolers includes a Bible story, age-appropriate activities, and a snack Older preschoolers participate in Children’s Church in the Preschool Suite during the morning Worship Service. Children (Grade 1-5) are encouraged to worship with the church family each week. We provide Children’s Activity Bags with age appropriate activities for younger children to use during worship. Children are also invited to come forward for a Children’s Moment each Sunday. Children’s bulletins are provided for our children following the Children’s Sermon each week.
Classes are provided for babies through kindergarteners each Sunday from 9:45 until 10:45 a.m. in our Preschool Suite in Building B. Our teachers and care-givers provide age appropriate activities and opportunities for preschoolers to learn more about God and God’s love for them.
Sunday AM Extended Care
Childcare is provided during worship in the Preschool Suite in Building B on Sunday mornings for children 5 years old (Kindergarten) and younger. Children in first grade and older should attend the worship service with their family.
When you and your child arrive, please bring your preschooler to the Preschool Entrance in Building B. You will check your preschooler in at the computer kiosk (located in the Preschool Lobby) to receive your child’s name badge and a parent security badge. Our Preschool Coordinator will greet and welcome you!
While your preschooler is under our care, trained workers and volunteers will love and nurture your child. During your preschooler’s time with us he/she will participate in various activities such as hearing a Bible story, playing games, crafts, singing, and eating a snack. Our Preschool Ministry is a peanut and nut free ministry. For children 18 months and older, we serve goldfish crackers and Teddy Grahams for snack. If your child is allergic to one of these items, please let your child’s teacher know. We have “Allergy Alert” stickers for preschoolers to wear to ensure that our volunteers refrain from giving your child the wrong snack. These stickers are available at the Preschool check-in center.
Meets during the 11:00 a.m. worship service in the Preschool Suite and provides opportunities for preschoolers ages three to five to grow and learn more about God’s love for them. Extended care is offered and provided during the Sunday morning worship service for infants and preschoolers through Kindergarten.
Parents always wonder what items they need to bring from home. Here is a list that will help your prepare to bring your child to church.
- Diapers and wipes
- An extra set of clothes
- Bottle or sippy cup (please label with child’s name)
- Child’s comfort item (pacifier, blanket, etc.)
- Alternate snack (only if your child cannot have the provided snacks.)
Family Night Meal – Families are invited and encouraged to join us for the Family Night Meal in the Fellowship Hall (Building C) from 5:00 until 6:00 p.m. during the traditional school year (September through May). Contact the church office at 843-524-3197 to make reservations for the meal.
JAM (Jesus and Me) meets on Wednesday evenings in the Preschool Suite (Building B) from 6:00 until 7:30 pm (September – May) and provides opportunities for children ages 3 through Kindergarten to learn and prepare music for worship participation. Our preschoolers learn age-appropriate Bible stories regarding God’s love for them. Preschoolers also learn about missions and missionaries in addition to crafts, games, and other activities.
Vacation Bible School – This week long, fun-filled annual event is typically held in late June. Activities include: appropriate Bible stories, music, crafts, games, snacks, and tons of fun for preschoolers!
Other activities for Preschoolers include: “Breakfast in Bethlehem” (Christmas), Winterfest, Easter Party, Splash Day , and the Fall Carnival.
We offer occasional seminars and opportunities for parents of preschools to grow and enhance parenting skills. Parent/Child Dedication services are always meaningful and special in the life of the church for both the parents and the church family. “Parents Night Out” is typically offered once each quarter during the school year.