Children ages 2 through kindergarten can take advantage of classes during all three services on Sunday mornings.

9:00am and 10:15 am
Children gather together for a time of worship, which includes a Bible lesson, music, and fun. The children then return to their classrooms for an activity based on the lesson and a snack.

Each classroom has a Bible lesson, activity, and snack as the children learn simple Bible truths and discover more about the God who loves them.


First-time families should report to the Preschool Welcome Center, which is located at the beginning of the blue hallway to the right of the Worship Center, for assistance in getting their children checked in. 

Members and regular attendees can report to the child check-in station located in the lobby, in the blue hallway to check their children into programming and receive a security code sticker. The purpose of the sticker is to reach the parents. If the parent is needed, the code number will appear at the bottom of the large screen in the center of the Worship Center. Each child has a unique code, even within a family. If the number appears on the screen, the parents should promptly report to the classroom of the child needing assistance.


The people who work in our preschool area are volunteers who are willingly sacrificing their time. We strongly encourage all parents to serve. To volunteer, please contact Jen Reed. For the safety of the children, all workers are trained and screened.

Children are promoted from one classroom to the next based on their age until they reach 4 years old. When they are in the 4 year old class they will stay there until the January before they enter Kindergarten. At that time all those who will be entering Kindergarten in the fall will be promoted to the Pre-K class.

The following are a few of the most common questions about our preschool programming, along with the answers. If you have additional questions, please contact Jen Reed.

  • How do I find the preschool area? If you enter Mt. Gilead through the main front doors, stop by the Information Center located in the center of the lobby. You will be directed down the hall on the right side of the Worship Center to the Preschool Welcome Center where a volunteer will be available to assist you in getting your child(ren) checked-in and situated in the classroom.
  • What if my child cries when I leave? In most cases, children will quickly adjust. Once they see toys or are being rocked by a loving volunteer, they will become involved and calm down. The teachers are trained to deal with upset children; however, if your child continues to cry for more than 10 minutes, we will page you.
  • How can I be sure that no one else picks up my child? When you check in your child, you will receive two stickers that have your child's name on them. One is to place on your child's back and one is for you to keep with you. When you pick up your child, you must present your sticker so that the volunteers can match it with your child.
  • How can I be sure that the volunteers can be trusted? All workers must fill out an application. We request two references for each volunteer, plus we do a criminal background check. All workers are screened and trained.


Jen Reed

Jen Reed

Women's and Preschool Minister
317.831.1900, ext. 2015

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