Celebration Baptist Kinderschool

18-Months-Old through Pre-Kindergarten

And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and with people.

Luke 2:52

About CBK

Celebration Baptist Kinderschool has been providing excellent early childhood education and childcare to families in Tallahassee for over 26 years. CBK is a Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) provider staffed with qualified early education teachers. We are a part-time program that serves children from 12 months old through pre-kindergarten. Our goal is to help children connect to God through learning and to help their parents connect to others.

Celebration Baptist Kinderschool is a ministry of Celebration Baptist Church. We serve children ages 18 months – four-years-old.  We are a Voluntary Pre-kindergarten provider.  CBK runs mid-August through mid-May, 8:00am-2:30pm for children ages 18 months to three-years-old.  We also offer an After School program under the leadership of Emily Tretter for four-years-old to fifth grade.

Our program 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!

In 2019, CBK was designated a Best Christian Workplace by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute for the third time.

2023-2024 Kinderschool
Calendar of Events

2023-2024 Kinderschool Staff


Ruth Petty- Director
Melanie Stowers- Registrar
Barbara Sessions- Administrative Assistant
Yolanda Larry- CBK Assistant
Kelly Dixon- Financial Assistant

Teachers & Assistant Teachers

Brooke Gortmaker & Mary Ann Watts- 1A
Marcelle Ferguson & Sydney Kovacs- 2A
Joanna Ayers & Aurora Craig- 2B
Kari Case- 3A
Angely Murray- 3B
Deana DeLeon-3C
Corey Corns- 4A
Tami Gentry- 4B
Alice Williams- 4C
Yolanda Larry- Before School Care and Stay & Play Coordinator


Daleen Gilpin
DJ Johnston
Erin Remy
Rachael Shultz