The Preschool Ministry (newborn through Pre-K) partners with parents to raise our little ones to know and serve the Lord. We 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.”
Keeping our preschoolers safe and secure is our highest priority. We have three computer check-in stations in the Preschool Hall 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.
The Preschool Hall is located on the 2nd floor of our Education Building. We provide classes on Sunday mornings at 8:40 and 10am where our curriculum takes us through the entire Bible every three years. Preschoolers learn truths about God, Jesus, and the Bible through interactive lessons, songs, crafts, and activities.
Preschoolers have the opportunity to grow through our Kids Foundation program. In Kids Foundation, we equip kids with the Truth, empowering them to defend their faith as set apart followers of Jesus. We partner with families to lay a strong foundation through Scripture, worship, and discipleship in fun and engaging ways. Click HERE for more information.
Baby dedication happens one Sunday a quarter at every Gathering hour. The next dedication is May 14 in all three Gatherings. We only have spots left at 11:20 (baby dedication will happen at the beginning of that gathering). If you are considering having your child dedicated, fill out the form below by Friday, May 5. We look forward to celebrating this special time with your family!
Please fill out this form or email Amy Granger for more info.
Please note the change in our Preschool ministry: we have Preschool classes, including nursery, at the 8:40 and 10am Gatherings, but we no longer offer classes during the 11:20am Gathering. Preschool activity bags are located at the interior doors of the Life Center for your child’s use during any of the Gathering hours.
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, email 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 three 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).
The fall/spring program meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am-2:30pm for ages 6 months through 4 years. We generally coincide with the WISD school holiday schedule.
Kids Kingdom Director
Associate Preschool Minister/Admin Assistant