Our history, vision & mission
Sharing the love of Jesus
God’s Garden Preschool, is a Ministry of First Baptist Church Dover. We offer full and part-time care for children 6 weeks through 5 years old, with VPK being offered for 4-year-olds. Full-time care is from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Our morning preschool program for 2, 3 and 4-year-old children runs from 8:30-11:30 AM with options to extend the day before and/or after this time.
We are a faith-based program devoted to sharing the love of Jesus with the children and families we serve. We strive to provide a solid foundation built on biblical principles because we know that if we “train up a child in the way he should go, when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law."
Our theme for the preschool is based on the fruit of the Spirit as described in Galatians 5:22-23 and is embedded throughout our curriculum. We want to plant the seeds of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control in all of the children we teach. Imagine a community or world full of young people and adults who exude these qualities!
That is our vision at God’s Garden Preschool – to help our children blossom into adults who love Jesus and love people.
Our School History
We had a vision in 2013 to start a preschool and share God’s love to the children and families in our community. God’s Garden’s Director Christy Carbaugh – worked alongside church members and pastors to bring God’s Garden from vision to reality. God’s Garden Preschool opened its doors in August 2014 to 54 children ranging from 6 weeks old to 5 years old with 9 staff members. and is still the Director, now with 120 children and 22 staff members.