Preschool Ministry

Mark 10:14: Jesus said, “Let the children come to Me. Do not stop them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (HCSB)

During His earthly ministry, Jesus welcomed the little children to come into His presence. He continues to love children and desires that they be invited into His presence.


Portland First Baptist Church welcomes your preschooler and we take seriously the responsibility of teaching and caring for your child. Our church offers preschool programs designed to increase your child’s knowledge and understanding of God’s love for them. Your child will be taught about the love of Jesus Christ through Bible stories, songs, prayers, and other Bible-learning activities.

Keeping your child safe is a priority at First Baptist Church.  All preschoolers must check in at the Preschool Welcome Desk as they arrive on Sunday mornings.  A security tag with your child’s name will be placed on his/her back and a matching security receipt will be issued to the parent.  Your child will only be released to the parent/adult bearing the security receipt.

Sunday School

Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. for birth – Kindergarten.

Bible study on a preschool level using Bible Learning Activities.

  • Our Preschool area is secure.
  • Parents check their children in at the door.
  • Trained and qualified Christians will lovingly care for your preschoolers.
  • In class, the preschoolers will hear and experience the same Biblical concepts their parents experience in their Bible class.
  • Lessons are always presented in an age-appropriate manner.
  • The Preschool area is located at Door #2.
  • Check-in at the Preschool Welcome Desk. (Teacher list is located there)

Extended Care

Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. for birth – Kindergarten.

Extended Care is an extension of Sunday School designed to meet the child’s normal need for movement.


Mission Friends

Mission Friends meet on Sunday nights at 6:00 p.m. for 3 years old – Kindergarten during the school year.  Preschoolers learn about missions work in North American and throughout the world.  They are involved in learning, praying, giving and doing missions. (August through May)

Weekday Early Education (WEE)

Our Weekday Early Education (WEE) Program meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. beginning the middle of August through the middle of May.  The purpose of the WEE program is to support the home and extend the ministry of the church by providing Biblical based, age-appropriate education for preschoolers.  You may download the WEE Brochure that has more detailed information about our program.

We are currently accepting registration for the 2017– 2018 school year.

To enroll in our program or for more information please contact Jennifer Hanson by email ( or call 615.325.2386.

Download the WEE Brochure and WEE 2017 Registration


Sunday Nights/Wednesday Nights

Loving childcare and teaching is provided for our younger preschoolers (birth – age 2) each Sunday night from 5:30 – 7:15 p.m. and each Wednesday night from 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. for parents who are attending church programs and Bible studies.

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