White Oak Baptist Recreational Preschool is a Christ centered ministry of White Oak Baptist Church. The program allows children, infants through Pre-K the opportunity to be with other children in a structured and loving environment. Our program is designed to encourage each child to develop spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually for their own age level and learning pace. Our philosophy is that exposure to an environment based on Biblical principles and teaching, along with strong academic fundamentals, will create spiritually grounded and well-educated individuals.
Our Recreational Preschool Program seeks to equip, encourage, and engage young minds. We believe that the absolute Truth can be found in Christ alone, and that His Truth is revealed in Creation, Scripture, and of course, through learning! In our preschool, we are seeking the Truth, finding Jesus in everything we do.
Unlike traditional daycares, the purpose of our program is to plan recreation based learning, outdoor environmental playtime, structured and unstructured artistic expression, and engaging with standard preschool scholastic objectives with unique and individualized lesson plans. We fold the Christian faith into every lesson, amplifying the Scriptures and encouraging spiritual as well as academic growth. In addition to the excellent instruction given by our teaching staff, White Oak Baptist Recreational Preschool also contracts with outside preschool activities experts to provide a unique perspective and additional immersion in recreational learning and play. Our outside contractors include such programs as Soccer Shots, Loud and Proud Acrobats, and Mommy and Me Fitness, among others.
Because we are a private preschool, we receive zero funding from state or federal grants or agencies. Our budget is entirely comprised of tuition payments and donations. There are four ways you can partner with White Oak Baptist Recreational Preschool: prayer, advocacy, volunteering, and financial partnerships. Our prayer partners remember our program in prayer, daily lifting up our teachers, students, and leadership team to Jesus. When you become a partner in advocacy, you help spread the word about the wonderful program at White Oak Baptist Recreational Preschool. Volunteers are available for substituting, helping teachers during class parties and events, or during campus renovation projects. Funding raised through the generous gifts of our financial partners make such renovations and events possible. Financial gifts can be made monthly, by semester, or as one-time donations. If you are interested in discussing any of these options further, please reach out to Jennifer Cathell or Lindsey Howell.
For more information you can contact Director Jennifer Cathell at WhiteOakMDO@Whiteoakbaptist.org.
Directors Number - 423-682-9774
Fall/Spring Session 2023-2024 begins Wednesday, August 16
Regular classes are offered from 9:00am-2:00pm Monday-Thursday with 2, 3, and 4 day/week options. Please note that we are no longer offering a one day per week program.
Aftercare is offered on a month-to-month basis from 2:00pm-5:00pm. Friday care is also available on a month-to-month basis from 9:00am-5:00pm. Students participating in aftercare or Friday care must be registered for our recreational program. Aftercare and Friday care will be billed in addition to regular monthly tuition.
Fall/Spring 2023-2024 Prices
All prices listed are per month.
Registration Fee - $75 (one per family, non-refundable)
Waitlist Fee - $100 (one per family, non-refundable)
Supply Fee - $35 (2 days a week), $45 (3 days a week), and $60 (4 days a week) (per child, each semester)
Recreational Program - 6 weeks-18 months
- 1 child attending 2 days per week - $300
- 1 child attending 3 days per week - $400
- 1 child attending 4 days per week - $500
Recreational Program - 19 months and older
- 1 child attending 2 days per week - $260
- 1 child attending 3 days per week - $350
- 1 child attending 4 days per week - $440
There will be a $25 discount per sibling. For example, the price for 2 children 19 months or older attending 2 days per week is $495/month.
An early withdrawal fee of $150.00 will apply if a child is withdraws before the school year is complete.
A 30 day notice is required when dropping from our program. For instance, if you notify us on the 20th of the month that you would like to withdraw your student, you will owe for the following month as well as the early withdrawal fee. Your student may attend for all months you are billed.
Tuition is based on a 10 month plan paid monthly. For instance, 1 child 19 months or older attending 2 days a week is $2600 for 10 months, divided into 10 equal monthly payments. No months are pro-rated for holidays or partial attendance.
- 2 days/week - $95
- 3 days/week - $135
- 4 days/week - $185