Celebration Kinderschool is a parttime program that serves children from 1 year old through Kindergarten. Our goal is to help children connect to God through learning and to help their parents connect to others. Our programs runs on a calendar similar to the Leon Public Schools calendar. Our normal school week is Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Extended care is available. See below for more information!

Kinderschool direct phone line:
(850) 893-2229

And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and with people.
Luke 2:52

February 2017

Registration for 2017-18 has already come and gone! I would like to personally thank each and every one of you for choosing and supporting CBK. We know that the reason our registration and classes fill up so quickly is because you are out in the community telling your friends and family about our preschool. We only have about three spots available in our one-year old room. The rest of the school is completely full. THANK YOU!!!

Our annual Snow Day was definitely one of our best events this year! Due to having MOPS and the Compassion International Village on campus the same day as snow day, our senior Pastor David Emmert suggested that we move our location. It was much closer to the preschool and much safer. This event is so much fun! So thankful for all the families that came out and played in the snow and went down the slope with the children. We were blessed with Laura Freeland and Erin Remy our Special Area teachers who led the event. We also had two student volunteers Noah Freeland and Declynn Holmes who assisted the children up and down the slopes. We were even on the WCTV evening news.

On Thursday, April 13, construction on the second floor will begin. However, we will most likely have the construction crew moving about on our campus prior to April 13th. Many of you may not be aware that the second floor has not been utilized until reading this newsletter. As I receive more information, I will share with you. Please know that safety of the children is always our first priority.

If you do not already have a church home or you are considering even looking for a new church home, I want to really encourage you to check Celebration Baptist Church out one Sunday! The Lord is moving among his people here and it is a wonderful church family. While we are not a perfect people, we are growing in the Lord.

Our annual spring program is just around the corner. The three, four and five year olds are sharing a program entitled Jesus is the Rock. It will be in the worship center on Friday, March 3 at 12:00 noon.

Just a friendly reminder about our illness policy ~ children may return to school once they have been fever-free for 24 hours AND fever reducing medication free for 24 hours. Unfortunately, the flu is going around Tallahassee. Please keep your child at home if they are having any flu-like symptoms. Mutual respect really does keep our preschool healthy. Thank you!

Psalm 117:2, “For great is His steadfast love toward us and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD!!!!”


About CBK


Celebration Baptist Kinderschool uses "WEE Learn" which stands for Weekday Early Education. This Christian material uses preschool centers to promote the child's development in all areas. The purpose of this guide is to provide a framework on which teachers can build an early childhood program that allows children to grow and develop as Jesus did... "Jesus grew in wisdom and stature; and in favor with God and man." (Luke 2:52) We use an additional curriculum called ABC Jesus Loves me. Parents and teachers may also join their page on Facebook as well as utilize their webpage for additional resources. The curriculum for the Kindergarten program is multi-faceted. The ABeka curriculum is used to teach Reading, Phonics, Social Studies, Handwriting, and Science. The math curriculum we use is Saxon Math. A computer lab with age appropriate computer software also enhances the curriculum.

Chapel Time

Chapel Time is provided for the four and five year olds and is located in the Broom Tree Cafe on Mondays with our Children's Pastor Tommy Hendricks. We learn Bible stories that relate to the monthly themes being taught in each classroom as well as our Sunday school curriculum. We sing praise songs while "signing' them and we learn to pray together. This is a special time for everyone. Parents are always welcome to join us at 12:10 in the Broom Tree Café.

Music, Movement, and Media

Every week the three, four and five year olds will have Special Area. This is where the children will participate in extracurricular activities like Bible, Art and Science, Music and Movement, Physical Education and Library/Media. Music is a great teaching tool for children. All the classes will use music as a learning tool. During the Special Area time, the teacher will be using instruments, CDs and other fun ways to appreciate music. For all other ages, music time will be incorporated into their classroom schedule. Each class will use movement as a gross motor learning tool. Also during Special Area, the teacher will use activities where the children can develop an awareness of their bodies, physical skills and creativity. The activities are simple and can be done in a spirit of enjoyment.

Required Health Forms

  • Current Immunization Form- Request this by phone from your pediatrician; they will inform you if you need an appointment. We will need an updated Blue Card immunization form.
  • Current Student Health Form (Yellow Sheet)- Request this by phone from your pediatrician; they will inform you if you need an appointment. The state has recently updated this form and there is a parent section on the back that must be completed as well as signed a parent.

Before School Care

We offer Before School Care from 8:00-9:00 am in the event that parents needs to drop off their child earlier than 9:00 in the morning. We are unable to accept drop-ins at any time.

Stay & Play

We offer an extended day program from 1:00-2:30 called "Stay & Play!" It will be available for ALL ages! If you are interested in having your child "Stay & Play," sign-up is a one-time event for the school year. Please see the front office if you need to modify. We do offer a drop-in opportunity since we have staff available in the afternoons.

It is our prayer that your child will grow in many ways through our program. God helps us to grow mentally, physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. In Luke 2:52 it says “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.”

We look forward to connecting with all of you as we work together to foster the best year for your child! Our heart’s desire is to love you and your family as Christ loves you! Thank you for giving us the wonderful privilege of serving you and your precious family!!!!

‘We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.’ I Thessalonians 2:8

2016/2017 CBK Staff

Administrative Staff
Pam LueckDirector
Laurie ArnaldoAdministrative Assitant
Melanie StowersRegistrar
Barbara SessionsFinancial Assistant
Teachers & Assistant Teachers
Michelle Magruder & Shelby Lueck1A
Alana Giesecke & Meg Holley2A
Lindsey Freeman & Samantha Paladino2B
Allyson Sheffield & Jennifer Sadberry3A
Melanie Callaway3B
Ashlynn Adank4A
Alice Williams4B
Cindy White4C
Yolanda Larry4D, Before School Care Coordinator
Daleen GilpinKindergarten
Laura Freeland & Erin Remy3, 4, and 5 year old Resource
Raven Diggs1 and 2 year old Resource
Laurie Arnaldo & Pam LueckStay & Play Coordinators
Jessica Ammerman
Debbie Batts
Natalie Carruthers
Sam Falstrom
DJ Johnston
Charlotte Lewis
Jessica Gonzalez Loumiet
Dana Kallinger
Danielle Peacock
Linda Russell
Stephanie Weaver
Johnna Wilcox