Welcome to God's Garden Preschool!

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A ministry of First Baptist Church Dover

Take a walk with us...

through God's Garden Preschool where we help children develop and learn their academics with developmentally age appropriate activities, social and communication skills through play-based learning.
  • Faith Based
  • Play Based
  • Hands On
  • Age Appropriate
  • Music
  • Webby Dance
  • Soccer Shots
  • Aligns with local and state, guidelines;
  • 20 hrs of Continuing Education required of teachers annually
  • Outside Playground
  • Center-based free play
  • Gymnasium

Our Classes

We believe that children learn best through play and as a result, we embed extended blocks of time throughout our schedule for children to engage in meaningful play experiences.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are open from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday. We follow the School District of Hillsborough County calendar for the Preschool portion (8;30-11:30) of the day.  If SDHC is closed, then Preschool is not in session. However, we are open for those children enrolled in Extended Care (after 11:30). There are a few exceptions to this and those days are listed on the God’s Garden Preschool calendar.

Click here to go to the Tuition & Fees page.

Families of infants and toddlers may choose a 2, 3, 4 or 5-day schedule. We do not offer a part day program for infants or toddlers.

*Please note, a 2-day schedule is Tuesday and Thursday. A 3-day schedule is Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Families have a variety of options from which to choose, based on availability. These options include attendance for 2, 3, or 5 days per week with the following schedule choices:

Preschool Only: 8:30am – 11:30 am

Extended Day: 8:30 am – 3:30pm 

Full-Day: 7:00 am – 5:30

*Please note, a 2-day schedule is Tuesday and Thursday. A 3-day schedule is Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Enrichment Activities

Our older twos, three yr olds and VPK classes attend music and chapel once a week. We have a well-stocked library the classes visit on a regular basis.
Soccer Shots and Webby Dance are offered once a week through an outside vendor.
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Meet our team

Our staff and teachers are professionals who love Jesus and are committed to children
Lead Teacher - VPK A

We have one spot in VPK available. The other classes are full for the 2023-2024 school year. Please check back in February 2024 for information on how to enroll for the 2024-2025 school year.

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Nothing better out there!

I could go on and on about how much we LOVE this preschool! My little girl is always so excited to go and runs right up to all the teachers and staff when she gets there (which makes it a little easier on her momma and daddy to leave her) She is learning new things daily and is talking up a storm about all her friends! Can't wait for her brother to join her next year! ♡♡