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At Free Chapel Preschool it is our goal and desire to provide quality care, a nurturing environment, and valuable preschool education for your child from ages 2 through Pre-Kindergarten. We will partner with you in the total development of your child as he or she grows spiritually, physically, cognitively, and socially.

Philosophy & Mission

Mission

We are Free Chapel Preschool and serve the children and families in our community from ages 2 to 5 years old. Our Mission is to build within each child a strong foundation in God’s Word and create a desire within their hearts, joyfully serving the Lord. We provide a safe environment for children to grow, learn, develop, play, thrive, and become all God has purposed them to be. We believe every child is entitled to personal attention in a relaxed atmosphere that fosters a sense of safety, security, and love. We accomplish this with highly trained teachers that hold a strong background in early childhood education.

Philosophy

Children will learn, grow and develop as they play, socialize, listen, and experience the world around them. Free Chapel Preschool establishes their confidence, creativity, independence, and love of learning through daily opportunities presented to them by our program.

Helping Your Child Explore, Grow, & Learn

At Free Chapel Preschool, we understand that this is an important and exciting time for you as you choose a preschool for your child. At Free Chapel, we foster each kid’s growth by providing a loving, supportive, and nurturing environment where they develop a lifelong love of learning. Our educational philosophy provides a child-centered learning environment that educates the whole child – intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically.

Our educational programs, along with our caring, dedicated, and highly educated staff, are what sets us apart.

We know you have many choices in selecting a school for your child. We invite you to tour our school and learn more about our programs and meet our staff.

What We Offer

Curriculum

We provide an age-appropriate curriculum for each class. For our Pre-Kindergarten classes, we utilize the Abeka curriculum. For our Young Preschool programs, we use Mother Goose Time as our source for curriculum. We will have weekly themes that incorporate related books, crafts, and activities. Additionally, we also focus on a Bible story each week. Free Chapel Preschool provides enrichment lessons for our students, introduces varied learning throughout the year, and integrates technology and kindergarten readiness into our Pre-K classes.

 

Programs

Young Preschool (2 years)
Ratio 1:12 (one teacher for every 12 children).
Our Two-Year-Old Program focuses on learning how to live in a community by taking turns and following a routine that includes hands-on emphasis on language development. The environment emphasizes outdoor activities, ABCs, numbers, and shape recognition in a fun space. We emphasize language skills and verbal expression through learning centers, interactive play, and socialization with peers. Our classrooms accommodate our two-year-olds as we focus more on language development, attention span, and independent routines.
Potty training applies to any of our programs at an additional cost monthly so that students can learn at their own pace. As they see their peers master this skill, they are inspired to do it themselves.
Preschool (3 years)
Ratio 1:12 (1 teacher for every 12 children).
Children in our Three-Year-Old Program make choices in various classroom-learning centers that challenge them to explore independently or with peers. Number and letter recognition, art and music experiences, science experiments, small and large muscle development, and a strong emphasis on social skills are found daily in this classroom. Children will begin to print, recognize the alphabet and learn simple and basic math concepts. In addition, the children will begin to memorize scripture verses and simple poems. These children are learning more responsibilities and have more structure in their hands-on learning environment. Fun, freedom to explore, and the ability to achieve are indicators that these children will be ready for the next steps in our later programs.
Pre-Kindergarten (4-5 years)
Ratio 1:12 (1 teacher for every 12 children). 
For children turning five years old by September 1, this class is beginning to master printing their names, recognizing letters, numbers, six basic shapes, skills for pre-reading and pre-math, as well as broadening their vocabulary. They will mature in social, emotional, and spiritual character working in teams and bonding with friends. These children will test for kindergarten readiness in the spring, children leaving the preschool will join Kindergarten in the fall.

Meet Our Staff

Jentezen & Cherise Franklin

Free Chapel Senior Pastors

Jentezen and Cherise Franklin are the Senior Pastors of Free Chapel, a multi campus church in Georgia, South Carolina, and California. They are very excited to launch this preschool and partner with you in the education and spiritual development of your child.

 

Jennifer Irving

Director

Jennifer began her journey in the preschool field 17 years ago when her two oldest children were in preschool and she discovered her love of education for young children.  She has her AA and BA in Early Childhood.  She has been both a preschool teacher and director for 15 years.  Jennifer believes that children learn best and grow in a loving, nurturing environment where they can learn all about God’s love.  Jennifer recognizes how important it is for children to discover about God at such a young age and is very excited to be a part of Free Chapel Preschool and partner with families.  Jennifer has 3 children.

 

Evalynn Tucker

Assistant Director

Evalynn has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Child Education. She has worked in ministry for 5 years and is committed to providing a Christ-centered learning environment that will effectively prepare your children for kindergarten.

Gretchen Anderson

Preschool Pastor

Gretchen and her husband, Tom, have been married for 32 years and have 6 adult children and one grandchild.  Gretchen has served as a Children’s Pastor, Preschool Director, and School Principal in her 33 years of Children’s Ministry.  She will be available to minister to our preschool families and children as needed as well as providing the Spiritual Enrichment Program for the students.