Walnut Ridge Preschool Ministry

COVID Update: Preschool Sunday School Available During 8:30am & 9:45 am Services

WHAT TO EXPECT: Before being admitted to your child’s classroom, temperature and verbal COVID screening will be assessed. Once screened, you will proceed to the greeter at the computer check in station who will help print your preschooler’s security sticker. Once you securely place your child’s sticker on them, you may proceed to their assigned class. We are still asking that only ONE parent be the designated pick up and drop off guardian to facilitate social distancing in the hallways. Adults, parents, and leaders are required to wear masks, but children under the age of 10 do not have to.

Online registration is no longer required; however, you will still need to self-screen before arriving on Sunday morning. Please look for and monitor the following symptoms:

  • Fever (100.4 Degrees F or Higher)
  • Sore Throat
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with fever.
  • Has had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with a confirmed positive COVID-19 person.

If any of the above symptoms are present, your preschooler will be asked to refrain from Sunday School classes for the day.

Beckie Smith
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Katie Olson
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WR Preschool Ministry provides Biblical teaching and childcare services for children from Birth to Pre-K during church services and Sunday School hours.

The preschool ministry at WRBC offers various programs and events throughout the year to engage the preschooler with Biblical principals as well as build strong family relationships.


WHERE TO GO // Preschool is on the first floor of the building. If you enter through the main doors of the building, we are to the right of the staircase, through the double glass doors.

HOW TO SIGN IN// Stop at the preschool welcome desk. One of our preschool volunteers will help you with signing in and getting your child in the appropriate class. Your child will receive a numbered name tag and you will receive a tag with their number. For security during pick up, you will need to give your tag to your child’s teacher.

Ridge Playground

The playground is open for Saturday birthday parties by reservation only at this time.

Please email Beckie@walnutridge.org for questions & reservations.

Click here to see the Playground Birthday Parties brochure

Click here to see photos of the Indoor Playground.


RidgeMoms is place for moms of preschoolers to connect with God and one another while enjoying breakfast, childcare, and a chance to catch your breath during these weekly meetings and playdates. We will meet in our Indoor Playground.

Ridge Kids Weekday Program

Children are a Gift from God, Psalm 127:3

The purpose of Ridge Kids Early Childhood, as a ministry to the community, is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children to grow spiritually, socially, physically, and emotionally. We believe that young children learn through their five senses and that these senses are developed through hands on activities. Playing is learning.

We want our children to feel loved, safe and secure. Our goal is to help children grow and develop in Jesus. Growth and development is a process, not an event in children.

Ridge Kids uses the WEE LEARN curriculum published by Lifeway Christian Resources. Our weekly lesson plans are age-appropriate and include the developmental area of science, math, art, crafts, music, physical education and chapel. We offer an optional Computer Lab twice a month for children 3-5 years old. We strive to instill important Christian values that help your child with the journey of life.

Our staff is trained and experienced in Early Childhood Education. Our teachers are CPR and First Aid Certified. Our staff are both background checked and fingerprinted through the FBI. We participate regularly in conferences and workshops to enrich our skills. We are a state licensed facility.


  • We accept children 2 years of age by September 1st through 5 years of age.
  • All children entering a 3 year old class or older must be completely potty trained.
  • Hours of operation: 9:00am-2:30pm each Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

2 & 3 year old classes have the option to attend:
Tue – Thu
Tu -Wed -Thu

Pre-K 4 & 5 year old classes attend
Tue – Wed – Thu

We do reserve the right to exclude children who require special physical, emotional, intellectual, or social care which limits participation in the activities of our school.


Open Enrollment for Fall 2021 begins February 2nd 2021.

Email Director, Katie Olson for a registration form and for any questions. Katie@walnutridge.org

Completed registration packets and registration fees can be dropped on site from 10:00-2:00, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Click here for the 2021 registration packet

Registration Fee: $100.00 (non-refundable, due at time of registration)

Supply Fees: (Due with September and January’s tuition)

$80.00 – children who attend 2 days a week
$100.00 – children who attend 3 days a week

Tuition Rates:

2 days a week 9:00-2:30 | $210.00 per month

3 days a week 9:00-2:30 | $270.00 per month


Please contact the ECP office for further information
Director Katie Olson: Katie@walnutridge.org

WRPM Contacts

Beckie Smith
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Katie Olson
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