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3223 Gallagher Road

Dover, Florida 33527

(813) 752-6150

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday

7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Christy Carbaugh, Director

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.

Wendy Skees, Office Manager

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

First Baptist Church Office

Mon – Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


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.
Walking to GG

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.

The Center is closed for: 

  • New Year’s Day
  • Strawberry Festival Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Judy 4
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Black Friday
  • Christmas Day

Preschool is closed, however Extended Care is open during Spring Break Week, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Thanksgiving Week and parts of the Christmas Holiday Break. 

Extra fees apply.

We use the Wee Curriculum for preschools. It is faith-based, play-based, hands-on type of learning style.

We are a ministry of First Baptist Church Dover. We pray with our children and teach them about Jesus and God’s love. Our older twos and three yr olds and our VPK classes attend chapel once a week with one of the pastors from FBCD.

Click here for a link to the Tuition & Fees page.

In order to provide high quality, individualized care, most of God’s Garden’s ratios exceed those mandated by child care licensing.

The ratios for the center are as follows:

Infants- 1:4

Toddlers- 1:6

Two-year olds- 1:8

Three- year olds- 1:10

VPK – 1:11

  1. GG Enrollment form
  2. Tuition & Fees form
  3. Annual Health Physical
  4. Current Shot Record or Exemption form
  5. Registration fee (cash or check)

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 means 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 means Tuesday and Thursday. A 3-day schedule is Monday, Wednesday and Friday.