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Preschool & Children

Nurturing your child with God's love, grace, and generosity 

Do you have a vision for your child's life? A dream of who your child will become? At Mountain Brook Baptist Church, we have a vision for the children in our care. We want to see children become believers in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and help parents have confidence that their children are in a safe, loving Christian environment at MBBC.

We understand the responsibility we have to care for your children. We take this responsibility very seriously. We offer quality Bible teaching and are seeking to open, guide, and strengthen the minds and hearts of children to the teachings of Jesus Christ.

The spiritual foundation of each child begins in infancy and grows and develops each year. It's our goal in the Preschool/Children's Ministry for each child at Mountain Brook Baptist Church to make his profession of faith in Jesus Christ and to mature as a Christian. Our ongoing ministries and special events are all planned to help children as they grow as Jesus grew: physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually.

Sunday Morning Bible Study

We are blessed to have faithful teachers and look forward to a great year of Bible study. Almost all of our children's classes are on our second floor with the exception of our Preteens class, which meets in PT's Diner on the fourth floor. Here's a complete listing of teachers and room locations:

Preschool Class Rooms

Infants - Room 223
Gloria Gaines, Barbara King, Autumn Stisher

Creepers - Room 225
Valencia Dowdell

Toddlers - Room 225
LaKendra Gaines

Preschool 1 - Room 229
Jennifer Jordan

Preschool 2 (3 by 9-1-19) - Room 220
Bethany Stewart, JoAnn Stewart

Preschool 3 (3 by 9-1-19) - Room 222
Melissa & Greg Whetstone

Preschool 4 (4 by 9-1-19) - Room 224
Hiram Hyde, Irene Stutts, Jo Wills

Preschool 5 (5 by 9-1-19) - Room 226
Ellen Keith, Mary Ponder & Adam Porter, Katie Voss

School Age Classrooms

1st Grade - Room 240
Lara Dobbins, Kim Hardwick, Catherine Loveman, Emily Wells

2nd Grade - Room 234
Monique Newman, Jennie & Dan Pickett, Elizabeth Powell

3rd Grade - Room 232
Stacey Blakemore, Lori & Brian White

4th Grade - Room 206
Leslie & Chris Corts, Kelly Rollow

5th & 6th Grade - Room 411
Melanie Toranto

Kid Check Security

We use KidCheck as our check-in system. Parents, please create a profile for each of your preschool children. You can download the mobile app and begin the process on your phone or iPad. You must check-in two times here at church before they can use the wireless check-in. After the second time, your child’s label will automatically print when they enter the building.

Worship Care

Worship Care is available for both worship services from bed babies to completed 4K. Worship Care dropoff is in the Early Learning Center; we have greeters available for both services who can assist you with finding the dropoff rooms. Children entering kindergarten attend worship with their parents. When dropping your child off for worship care, please make sure your child has a completed security card or guest tag. Please label all bottles as well as your child’s bag. Let the teacher know if your child has allergies or special needs. We look forward to loving your child and teaching him or her about Jesus.

Wednesday Night Missions & Music

Join us for dinner, missions, and music on Wednesday nights! After dinner, our missions organizations will meet. Mission Friends is for preschoolers, GAs is for school-age girls, and RAs is for school-age boys. The theme this year is Unshakeable based on 1 Corinthians 15:58 - “Therefore, my dear brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the Lord's work, knowing that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” We want your child to be unshakable in their faith, in their faithfulness to service and missions and faithfulness to scripture memory. The RAs will meet in the Christian Life Center gym and do recreation with an intentional purpose. Following Missions, our Children’s Choirs will meet. 

Missions Classes and Teachers

2K & 3K Mission Friends
Caroline Hatley & Amy Hirsch

4K Mission Friends
Hannah Grace Hatley, Sarah Cate Hatley

5K Mission Friends
Christian Lowman, Elizabeth Lowman

Grades 1-3 GAs
Maegan Smith, Melissa Whetstone

Grades 1-3 RAs
LeAnn McMillan, Sean McMillan

Grades 4-6 GAs
Katherine Davis

Grades 4-6 RAs
Drew Smith, Wayne Splawn

Children's Choirs

Preschool 3’s Choir
Co-Director: Jo Wills, Laura Beth Winder 
Leaders: Michaela Slocum

Singing Cherubs (Preschool 4’s & 5’s)
Co-Directors: Sara Burks, Hannah Grace Hatley
Leader: Caroline Hatley 

Music Makers (Grades 1-3)
Director: Lassie Hatley
Leaders: Jeff Calvert, Laura Melton, Natalie Smith
Accompanist: Paul Mosteller 

Young Musicians (Grades 4-6)
Director: Sarah Rich
Leader: Chris Farley, Joseph Bateman
Accompanist: Joseph Mendum 


Face to Face

A good way to start conversations with your family

Kids Visual Study Bible

Study Bible for 4th-6th graders

What About Me?

A book recommended for preteen girls and their moms

Well Versed Kids

1st-6th Grade Bible verses for Bible Drill

When I Go to Church

How to prepare your preschool child for worship

Music and Bible Verses for Preschoolers

Preschool Music & Bible verses used in Preschool Worship on Sunday mornings

Parenting in the Pew

A guide to guiding your children into the joy of worship

Kirby McCook and the Jesus Chronicles

A great resource for preteen boys

Right Now Media

We have a church subscription to Right Now Media - get signed up today (there's even an app!) and check out these resources (contact Amy Hirsch at to get signed up):

What Is a Christian?

What’s in the Bible?

Other Resources


Books, DVDs, and reference materials for your entire family.


Christian Life Center

Enjoy public recreation in a positive, Christian setting.


Weddings at MBBC

Our staff will assist in making each wedding a memorable experience.


Our Blog

Keep up to date with recent news around the church.