Preschool

Newborn - Kindergarten

We consider it the greatest privilege and honor to care for your little ones while you worship at Great Hills Baptist Church. Not only do we take responsibility for coming along side you in nurturing those first Biblical seeds, we take our role as caretakers of your children very seriously. Our nursery and preschool facilities are clean and safe, and our workers are loving and well trained. Come worship with us! Your children will be well taken care of!

O'Chester Learning Center

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Welcome to the O’Chester Learning Center, where all children are cherished and loved for the unique individuals God created them to be. At O’Chester Learning Center we are committed to daily convey and teach God’s love in all activities and to lay a biblical foundation for Christian living within the heart of every child who walks into our classrooms.

Our program offers an early childhood setting which will be homelike, offering comfort, security, support and affirmation. Our teachers in all age levels exhibit a genuine and caring attitude for young children. Through their actions and words they show kindness, respect, and an appreciation of each child. You will find them giving frequent hugs and much praise and encouragement to each child.

Your family attitudes have a far-reaching effect on the education of your young child. For this reason, our teachers consider you, as the parent, a part of our educational team. Parents are always welcome to help and be involved in whatever capacity they wish. Whether it be bringing a snack or helping on a fun day—we have a place for you!

Each month we have “Fun Day” celebrations and on-campus activities that parents are encouraged to attend and participate in. Biblical teaching will convey God’s love daily to your child in all that we do. We will share with your child the wonders of God’s world as we teach them through hands-on learning.

Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday. We offer extracurricular activities such as Chapel, Music, Spanish, Sign Language and PE. Each of these classes has a special trained teacher. If you are looking for a loving, caring atmosphere, we would consider it a privilege to teach your children about God’s world and His love.

O’Chester Learning Center is a 9-month program from September thru May.  Please contact our OLC Director, Teresa Smith at tsmith@ghbc.org to schedule an appointment.

Parent Child Dedication

We believe that every child is a gift straight from the Lord. But with this gift comes a great responsibility and challenge that requires parents to have complete and full dependence on the Lord day by day.

At regular intervals throughout the year our pastor and church congregation acknowledges this great commission through Parent/Child Dedication.

When parents decide to take part in the dedication, they are acknowledging their need for God’s wisdom, guidance, and strength in parenting their child. During the Sunday morning Worship Service, parents bring their child before the church to pray with the pastor and church body about the responsibility of rearing their children according to God’s precepts. In turn, the congregation supports the parent’s wish to raise their children as God desires by promising to pray for these families.

Once you register your child, please remember to email one photo of the child (or children) who are being dedicated and one photo of the entire family (color, professional-type photographs) to Teresa Smith at tsmith@ghbc.org

Parent's Night Out

Parent’s Night Out is a once-a-month ministry, offered September through May, for our church member families. KidsKare is scheduled which offers parents a night to have dinner or fellowship with their adult Connect Group class. Planned activities and pizza are provided for the children for a nominal fee ($5 per child/$15 family max). Pizza is provided for children 2 years old through 5th grade. Hours for Parent’s Night Out are 6:30-9:30 pm. (December PNO has extended time of 6:00-10:00 pm and is free of charge.) Children must be picked up promptly at 9:30. Registration deadline for each PNO is 2 weeks prior to the event. No exceptions will be made. Telephone reservations will not be accepted.

MOPS

Mothers of Preschoolers

MOPS International exists to encourage, equip, and develop every mother of preschoolers to realize her potential as a woman, mother and leader in the name of Jesus Christ. We encourage each other and learn from experienced women who speak on enriching topics and create useful and beautiful crafts. Our children are cared of in the MOPPETS program which provides a safe and loving environment while we fellowship.

MOPS meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month (September-May) from 9:00-11:30 AM, in room C244. Cost is $50 per semester, with childcare provided for birth – 4 years old.

2017 Fall Semester begins September 6.

2018 Spring Semester begins January 17.

MOPS CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

Vendors needed for the MOPS Christmas Bazaar on Wednesday, December 6. Are you a crafter, baker, sewer, author, small business owner, etc.? Then we need you! Vendors do not need to be MOPS attendees or GHBC church members to sell items at this holiday event. Registration required (see link in sidebar), with a $10 table reservation fee.

Vendors will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Duplicate vendors will be notified and refunded ASAP. If you are part of a direct sales company (Scentsy, Mary Kay, etc.) and would like to inquire about duplicate vendors before registering, please contact Teal at tneighbors@ghbc.org.