Weekday Preschool

at Fruit Cove

Weekday Preschool Ministry

Welcome to the Weekday Preschool program of Fruit Cove Baptist Church.
Fruit Cove Baptist Church sponsors this weekday preschool program as a church ministry because we value children and believe in families. We provide a learning environment that helps preschoolers grow as Jesus grew:  And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. – Luke 2:52


Fruit Cove Baptist Weekday Preschool (FCBWP) is recognized as a Gold Seal State licensed preschool, and as an early care and education program exemplifying excellence in the care of young children through the National Association of Child Care Professionals (NAC). NAC accreditation benefits everyone involved. Parents are assured that FCBWP meets standards that exceed the necessary minimums for licensing, the staff of FCBWP benefits from professional development and the children enrolled at FCBWP have an environment conducive to their individual growth and development.


The purpose of the weekday preschool program is to support the home and extend the ministry of the church by providing biblically based, age-appropriate education for preschoolers. It is the mission of this preschool to share God’s love and purpose with both the children and their families.

A child develops mentally, physically, spiritually, socially, and emotionally. We are committed to providing biblically based, age-appropriate experiences to allow each child to progress in these areas at his/her own ability while enjoying feelings of success. This is primarily done through hands-on activities in learning centers and Christ like role modeling by the staff.


The Weekday Preschool teachers use the biblically based Wee Learn curriculum for daily instruction. Preschoolers are active learners; they learn through play.

Our goal at Fruit Cove Baptist Weekday Preschool is to provide quality education and care for all preschoolers. We define these as the ABCs of preschool education. The “A” is for activity-based learning where all preschoolers through hands-on activities. The “B” is for Bible-based education, where children are introduced to Bible themes and stories as they relate to real life situations. The “C” stands for center-based play, where children have opportunities to play in a variety of centers that offer multiple experiences for imagination and creative play. 

We also provide weekly resource classes that include library, music, science, and Spanish.


We provide two teachers in each classroom. We strive to keep low ratios so that teachers are able to provide individual attention for maximum learning.


Upon enrollment, parents pay a non-refundable registration fee of $160.00 for non-church members or $140.00 for church members. Addition children registered in the same family is $100.00. This registration fee is utilized for new toys, equipment, supplies, and supplemental insurance. The registration fee also guarantees your child a space in our program. Parents receive a $10 tuition discount for each additional child enrolled in non-VPK classes. For VPK students a $200 suggested donation as state funds do not cover all expenses to carry out our Nationally Accredited Program. Contact the Weekday Preschool to schedule a tour of the facilities and check the availability of our classes.

You can print the enrollment form here:  2024-2025 Enrollment Packet

2024 / 2025 School Year Registration Dates:
  • Church Members:      January 12, 2024 at 9:30a.m.
  • Returning Students:  January 19, 2024 at 9:30a.m.
  • New Students:            January 26, 2024 at 8:30a.m.
  • 2024 / 2025 Tuition Rates:
    One-Year-Old Program
  • Tuesday or Wednesday: $185
  • Two-Year-Old/Three-Year-Old Program
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday: $330
  • Tuesday/Thursday: $250
  • Four-Year-Old (Non-VPK Pre-K) Program
  • Monday – Friday: $495
  • ** Monthly $10.00 discount for each additional child. This discount only applies for parents with 2 or more non-VPK preschoolers.


    When possible, it is the desire of Fruit Cove Baptist Weekday Preschool to provide an inclusive classroom environment for children requiring special accommodations. The Weekday Preschool works in conjunction with parents and their child’s therapists to provide the best learning environment for the individual child. Much research has shown that children with mild to moderate special needs learn best by interaction with typical developing children through modeling and socialization.


    “Fruit Cove Weekday program has been the best place for both of my kids. The smiles and hugs I receive minister volumes to me as a mom. My children are safe and genuinely know of God’s love through the staff.”
    Kim A.

    “Our Family is grateful for Fruit Cove Baptist Weekday Preschool. The school approaches all education from a Biblical worldview. Our children have thrived in the loving, structured atmosphere.” 
    Kristen D.

    “Words can’t describe what Fruit Cove Baptist Weekday Preschool means to me. I have three children who have attended in the past with a 3 year old currently there. I love hearing about her day when I pick her up, from what she did on the playground, to what she read in the library, what she sang in music and what she learned in science. Not only is she being taught education, but she is also learning about God in every part of the day. My older children definitely went in to school with a jump start on their education, knowing a lot of things you typically learn in your kindergarten year. The teachers and staff at Fruit Cove are amazing – always loving, friendly and eager to talk to you about your little one and their accomplishments. Fruit Cove Baptist Weekday Preschool is definitely the place you want your child to be!”
    Kelly H.

    Toni Gellerstedt

    Weekday Preschool Director

    Lic # C07SJ0054
    501 SR 13, Jacksonville, FL 32259

    Operating Hours: 9:15am – 1:00pm


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