Our Purpose

The weekday preschool is a ministry of East Hill Baptist Church.  It is the purpose of the preschool to provide a loving, caring environment where each child has a sense of belonging and feels safe and secure.  In addition, the preschool is concerned with effectively stimulating each child's growth physically, spiritually, emotionally, cognitively, and socially.  In each room, as in the school as a whole, the preschool seeks to reflect Christ's love (John 3:16).

Our Philosophy

At East Hill Baptist Preschool we treat children as individuals.  We encourage children to learn to think for themselves and therefore do not do for the children what they can do for themselves.  We seek to follow through when asking for a response or making a request of a child and we teach each child to finish a task he or she has begun.  Teachers are consistent in using the school's discipline policy and positive when correcting children by directing them in the proper behavior.  The goal of discipline is to focus on the behavior, not the child's worth as an individual.

Teachers use a soft voice when speaking to our children and aim for less talking and more listening. We avoid using symbolism when speaking of spiritual things.  We encourage creativity as we help every child to grow and develop understanding in the eight concept areas of God, Jesus, Self, Others, Family, Natural World, Bible, and Church (Luke 18:15-17; Psalm 78:5-7; Mark 9:36-37). 

State Licensure

East Hill Baptist Church Preschool is a State of Florida licensed program and meets the standards set forth in the Florida Partnership Act for School Readiness.  The program is VPK certified and continues to score in the top 10% for school readiness in the State of Florida.  The School Readiness Act, State of Florida Statue Section 411.01, was passed unanimously by the Florida Legislature, and signed into law by Governor Jeb Bush.  The act recognizes the school readiness programs increase children's chances of achieving future educational success and becoming productive members of society.

East Hill Baptist Church Preschool is licensed through the Department of Children and Families, Leon County, Florida, Certificate number CO2LE0238, which renews annually in October. Furthermore, we are recognized by the State of Florida Department of Children and Families.

2024-2025 Preschool Program Registration Information

In-house Registration opens: February 5th, 2024

Regular Registration opens: February 12th, 2024

Registration Instructions are found under the "Forms" tab