At this age, children are curious about the world around them.  Their curiosity allows us to truly introduce them to the Creator of all things.  We are excited to work with parents in introducing our all-powerful, loving God in ways that are fun and unforgettable. 


Currently, we are using the Faithweaver Curriculum by Group Publishing for our nursery children.  Faithweaver allows us to partner with parents in in helping the very young take their first steps toward learning about God.


The safety of your children is a priority to us at Columbia Baptist Church.  All of our trained volunteers and staff working with your children have gone through a criminal background check. 

Checkpoint Electronic Check-In Procedures

We are currently using an electronic system called Checkpoint.  We feel it will not only contribute to the safety of your children but will also allow parents to rest easy while you worship.  

The process is simple:

(1)   Click on the NAME icon

(2)   Type your last name then a comma and your first name or first initial (i.e. Smith, Mary or Smith, M)

(3)   Find your family’s name in the list and click on the SELECT icon

(4)   Click in the empty box next to each activity or service that your child will be attending (i.e. 9:45 IG,
11:15 IG, and/or Kids Praise).  A green check mark will appear when properly checked in.

**You should ONLY check in the child that you are dropping off**

**If you and your spouse will be picking up your children separately, you will need to check in each 
child separately so you will have different security badges for each child**

(5)   If this is your first time using the Checkpoint system, click on the Add Pager icon and enter the phone Number that we can reach you on if necessary.  For each subsequent check in, you do not need to click on 
this icon unless you need to change the contact phone # and in this case, you would click on the Edit 
 icon and input the new contact phone number.

(6)   Click on the Next icon in the bottom right corner

(7)   Click on Print All Security Badges icon in the bottom right corner

(8)   The printer will print out one Parent security badge (this one will have only numbers on it with 
no name) and one or more name badges with your child’s name, matching security number, phone 
number, and list of the activities they will be attending.

(9)   Please keep the parent security badge with you and present it to the Greeter upon entering 
the classroom and to the Greeter or Teacher when picking up your child so they can compare to ensure 
they match before your child leaves with you.  This will allow an additional layer of security to the pickup process.  

If for any reason we need to get in touch with you while your child(ren) are in our care we will send a text message to your cell phone.

Preschool Leadership

*Amy Brereton, Minister to Preschoolers 
Amy oversees all of the preschool programs that take place at Columbia. 

*Ashleigh Wykle, Director of Preschool Ministries 
Ashleigh is the Full Day Director for the Child Development Center. She is also the lead on the Wednesday night Preschool Program and Preschool Special Events. Ashleigh works closely with Amy to oversee preschool programs at Columbia. 

*Megan Hunt, Child Care Coordinator 
Meghan leads the Child Care team. Child Care is offered during week day Bible Study, for special events and meetings and on Wednesday nights for children under the age of 3 years old. 

Buddy Rhodes, 9:45 Preschool IG Coordinator 
Buddy leads the 9:45 teaching team for children ages 1-5 years old. 

Jill Arvanitis, 9:45 Nursery Coordinator 
Jill leads the 9:45 IG teaching teams for the infants and crawlers.   

Kathi Ayers, 11.15 Nursery Coordinator 
Kathi leads the 11.15 IG teaching teams for the infants and crawlers. 

Sharon and Ed Cho, 11:15 Preschool IG Coordinator
Sharon and Ed lead the 11:15 teaching team for the children 1-5 years old. or

Jenny Harris, Greeter Coordinator 
Jenny leads the Preschool Greeter Teams for Sunday IGs.

Lois Stubbs, Hospitality Coordinator 
Lois leads snack planning and preparation for Sunday morning Preschool IGs. 

Catherine Davis, Family Dedication Coordinator 
Catherine is the point person for Family Dedications at Columbia Baptist Church  

* Indicates Staff Member