About Us

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.


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.
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Our History of Commitment to Young Students

Children’s individual differences and learning styles are considered as they learn through play and interactions with supportive teachers to maximize each child’s learning potential.
  • Faith-based All of our children, from Infants through Four-year-olds use the faith-based Wee Learn Curriculum.
  • Play-Based 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.
  • All Aspects This curriculum focuses on all aspects of a child’s development- cognitive, spiritual, social, emotional, and physical.
  • Small Groups Preschool children also participate in small group literacy, math, science, art, and music activities.