Preschool Ministry

Infants - 5 year olds/pre-k

The Preschool Ministry is filled with loving volunteers who provide a safe place for young ones to learn Bible stories, sing worship songs, and enjoy hands-on learning experiences. 


Learning-based childcare is offered on Sunday mornings for children from infants through Pre-K.  Friendly volunteers spend quality time with preschoolers so that parents can attend a worship service and an adult Sunday School class. 

  • 360 CAMPUS :: 8:30 , 9:45, & 11:00am :: Sunday School ::  Main Building, 2nd Floor
  • WEST CAMPUS :: 8:30 , 9:45, & 11:00am :: Sunday School :: Children's Room


The Preschool Ministry offers a semester-based program for preschoolers so that parents can attend an adult Ridge Class, go to choir practice, or volunteer in our Children's or Student Ministry. This time of learning and care is action-oriented and designed just for eager children.

  • 360 CAMPUS :: 6:30-8:00pm during semester :: Main Building, 1st Floor
  • WEST CAMPUS :: 6:30-8:00pm during semester :: Preschool Classrooms

The Ridge Plaground

  • OPEN PLAY :: Walnut Ridge has a large indoor playground that is normally open throughout the week for the community. However, due to health restrictions, it is currently open limited times. 
  • BIRTHDAY PARTIES :: The playground is open for Saturday birthday parties by reservation. Please email Beckie with questions & reservations. Click here to see the Playground Birthday Parties brochure with photos.


Walnut Ridge Baptist Church strives to provide a safe and secure environment for the minors who participate in our programs and activities, whether at authorized off-campus events or at church property. By following these practices, our goal is to protect the children and students of Walnut Ridge Baptist Church from incidents of misconduct or inappropriate behavior, while providing excellence in ministry to families. We intend for our church to be the safest place in town. All volunteers who come in contact with minors are screened and trained: (1) Submit to background check every two years; (2) Attend child safety training; (3) Take child safety test upon completion of training. These training materials are available upon request.

Upcoming Events

Sun 5/9/21

Child Dedication

Sunday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Walnut Ridge is excited to partner with your family as you child grows into the special and unique person...

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Online Sunday School Lesson


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Ridge Kids Early Childhood Preschool 


Ridge Kids Early Childhood Preschool is a state licensed, weekday program. Located at Walnut Ridge Baptist Church’s 360 Campus. 

Our Mission 

To provide a safe and nurturing environment for children to grow spiritually and academically. We are a ministry to our community alongside Walnut Ridge Baptist Church.  

Operating Times:

Tuesday- Thursday 9:00 am- 2:30pm 

Fees and Tuition: 

Registration Fee:  $100 

Supply Fee: (Due in September and January)   
$80  students who attend 2 days a week 
$100  students who attend 3 days a week  

Monthly Tuition: $210 students who attend 2 days a week  
Only available for 2 and 3 year old classes  
$270 students who attend 3 days a week 


Ridge Kids uses the “WEE LEARN” curriculum published by Lifeway Christian Resources. Our weekly lesson plans are age appropriate and include the developmental areas such as science, math, art, literacy, crafts, music, physical education, chapel and more. We strive to instill important Christian values that help your child with the journey of life.  

Our Staff 

Are highly trained and experienced in Early Childhood Education. All of our staff are background checked and fingerprinted through the FBI. We participate regularly in conferences and workshops to enrich our skills. All are First Aid and CPR certified. We are a state licensed facility. 


Contact Us

Beckie Smith
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Katie Olson
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