Ministries

Preschool

Join us in Preschool! Our ministry is Bible-based and designed to meet the developmental needs and characteristics of preschoolers from birth through age five. Our goal is to partner with you as you begin your discipleship journey with your family.

Nine Mile Campus

Sunday

8:15A, 9:30A, & 11:00A | Preschool Connect Groups
All kids go to small group/classrooms from check in.

Wednesday

6:00P | Wednesday Night Small Groups
All preschoolers go to small groups/classrooms from check in.

Spanish Trail Campus

Sunday

9:30A & 11:00A | Preschool Connect Groups
All kids go to small group/classrooms from check in.

Wednesday

6:00P | Wednesday Night Small Groups
All preschoolers go to small groups/classrooms from check in.

Congratulations!

FAMILY DEDICATION

Congratulations on the birth of your new baby! In the midst of all that is changing in your home with the addition of your new baby, we invite you to take a moment to focus on what really matters most.

No one will have more influence on your child than YOU! We believe that what happens at home is more important than what happens at church. It is our hope that we can partner with you from the beginning. We want to be your biggest fans, your strongest supporters, and your trusted guides as you raise your child to know what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

We believe it is important to take some time at the beginning of your journey as a parent to really think about what will matter the most in the life of your child; to really talk together and decide what you can do today that will have the greatest impact on your child’s future.

Family Dedication Q&A

Family Dedication is an opportunity to pause as you begin your parenting journey and seek God’s wisdom, dedicate your parenting efforts to Christ and allow your church family to support you as you commit to being the spiritual leader of your home.

Parents will attend a Dedication Orientation and Parent Class in order to sign up for the Dedication Celebration. After the class each parent will listen to three parenting messages and complete homework pages documenting the ways you will invest in your child’s eternal future.

Here are the three parenting messages:

Imagine the End
Make it Personal
It’s a Partnership

At the Nine Mile Campus, we have Family Dedication Celebrations twice a year. At the event we have pictures of the family, a short message from the pastor and a time for each parent to share with the friends and family they invited why Family Dedication is so important to them.

At the Spanish Trail Campus we include Family Dedication in the Sunday morning service twice a year with a short meet-and-greet time afterward in the FLC.

Contact us today for more information!

Heather Ball at Nine Mile Campus
Heath Wilson at Spanish Trail Campus

How you can help

volunteer opportunities

If you have a heart for preschoolers and want to minister to young families, come join our team! There are many different jobs in preschool and we’d love to help you find the right place to serve. We also ask each preschool parent serve on a rotating basis to supplement weekly teachers in the classroom.

Sign up to volunteer

Contact our Preschool Department for information at 850.476.2233 with
Heather Ball at Nine Mile Campus
Heath Wilson at Spanish Trail Campus

keep up with us
weekly
parents

We ask that each preschool parent serve on a rotating basis to supplement weekly teachers in the classroom.

sunday mornings
Check-in/out Team

The Check-in/out Team assists children and their families with the check-in/out process by gathering information, assigning a classroom and inputting the information into Parent Pager.

Greeters

Greeters welcome preschoolers and their family, as well as providing assistance and direction to their assigned classroom.

Connect Group Leaders

Preschool Life Group Leaders provide spiritual leadership and form a mentoring relationship with the children in their group. You should expect 1-2 hours of class preparation. An application and training is required.

Connect Group Leaders

Preschool Life Group Helpers assist the Leader in classroom management. There is no preparation required. An application and training is required.

 
*All positions require a background check.

Wednesday nights
Childcare Workers

Childcare workers provide care for Infants and Toddlers from 5:45-8:20 on Wednesday nights. This is a paid position. We do have other days to work that are available throughout the year. An application, an interview and training are required.

 
*All positions require a background check.

Safe and caring environment

DAY CARE AT SPANISH TRAIL

Hillcrest Day Care is a Christian based preschool program hosted at our Spanish Trail Campus for children ages six weeks to 5 years. Children receive loving care while participating in creative learning activities based on biblical principles.

We also share a common commitment to helping each child develop fully; physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively. We do provide VPK as well. All activities are developmentally appropriate for the age level of the children using them.

schedule

Mondays – Fridays
6:30a – 6:00p
Year-round with Limited Holiday interruption

Enrollment

We accept enrollment year round as space is available.

Registration

$25/non-refundable

Tuition

Due on the Monday of each week.
1 child, under 2 years: $140/week.
1 child, 2 years and older: $135/week.
2 children, any age: $255/week.

Questions?

Phyllis Hinnant
Director of Day Care at
850.434.6612

Fun learning for little ones

Hillcrest MDO At Nine mile

Hillcrest MDO (Mom’s Day Out) is a Christian based part-time preschool program hosted at our Nine Mile Campus for children ages one through four. Children receive loving care while participating in creative learning activities based on biblical principles.

We also share a common commitment to helping each child develop fully; spiritually, physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively. Each child is valued as a unique individual created by God with a unique learning style. All activities are developmentally appropriate for the age level of the children using them and take into account the difference as which children mature.

schedule

Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays
(According to the Escambia County School Calendar)
9:00a – 1:00p

Enrollment

Children must be one by September 1 of the school year to attend MDO. Children will be placed in the classroom corresponding to the age group they are in by September 1 of the school year.

Registration

$100/child/non-refundable

Tuition

$195/child/month. Due by the 10th of each month.

Questions?
Zulma Hestres Director zhestres@hillcrestchurch.com

We’re here to help

Preschool Staff

We may be biased on this one but we have a great team here at Hillcrest.

HEATHER BALL
Preschool Director Nine Mile
Heath Wilson
Family Pastor | Spanish Trail
STEPHANIE COOK
Preschool Ministry Assistant | Nine Mile
LAURIE CUMMINGS
Preschool Ministry Assistant
Zulma Hestres
Mom's Day Out Director
Phyllis Hinnant
Day Care Director | Spanish Trail
Amy Pappal
Preschool Coordinator | Spanish Trail
Jeanette Rockstad
Day Care Assistant | Spanish Trail
HEATHER SALON
MDO Assistant Director | Nine Mile

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