Preschool {0-PreK}

Our mission at Parkside is to make church a place where preschoolers want to be. Our passion is to build relationships so that we might have the privilege of being part of each child's spiritual journey as they become a devoted follower of Christ. We believe a preschooler’s spiritual growth begins at birth, so as your child grows, his knowledge of biblical truths deepens.

Your preschooler’s faith experience begins the minute they enter Parkside. It’s exciting and fun. The children’s ministry will team up with you in reaching, teaching, and building children of real faith and character that lasts. We also offer tools to equip you as the primary spiritual leader in the home. As a parent, you will have the opportunity to participate in Sunday School and worship knowing that your preschooler is being taught the Bible and loved.

Core Values

Prayer
Prayer is the foundation of everything we do. "Ask and it will be given to you. Seek and you will find; Knock and the door will be opened to you." Matthew 7:7

Christ-centered
God's son Jesus Christ is the focus of our teaching. We show an example of Jesus Christ in all that we do.

Relevant Bible Teaching
Children need to know that God is real and the Bible is real. The Bible is filled with wisdom to help them understand life; God's message is unchanging--the same today, tomorrow, and forever.

Child-targeted
We will focus on children enjoying our Bible teaching. We will sing the kind of songs that children want to sing. We will teach lessons that children will understand. We will be an environment that children want to invite friends. Preschool and children are our focus.

A Safe Place
We want our ministry to be safe, as this might be the only safe place for some of the children we will minister to. Safety includes physical safety, emotional safety, and spiritual safety. Safety is always a priority.

Excellence
We strive to improve each year. We push ourselves to be better. We consider our service to be a calling, not just a job. Our ministry matters. We are not in the diaper-changing business; we are in the life-changing business.

The Childcare Committee has completed a new policies and procedures book for the Preschool Department. These will be made available through your child's Sunday School teacher. Please be sure to pick up and review at your leisure. Contact the church office with any questions.

Below is the Preschool Childcare Guidelines Brochure. Click on the link to view.

Preschool Guidelines