Nursery/Preschool (Ages Birth – K4)
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
We believe that children are a gift from God and should be handled with love and care. God has appointed parents as the primary religious instructors of their children and the role of the church is to assist in the cooperative effort of that task. Successful ministry is the shared responsibility of parents, ministry staff, volunteers, and the church body.
One of the goals of Kidz World is to provide a safe, secure, and loving environment for children in our care. In an effort to accomplish this, we have several security measures in place to protect the children, their parents and the church. We highly encourage parents and guardians to become familiar with these policies and procedures. For a complete copy of our policies and procedures, please contact our Nursery/Preschool Director, Shenita Hodge by email or call 706-327-5743.
Security Check-In/Out System
In an effort to increase the level of security provided for preschool children while at church, we have installed a security camera in each preschool room.
Meet our Kidz World Team
Keith Nicholson joined the staff at Cascade Hills in July of 2006. He and his wife, Sheri, have two beautiful daughters, Victoria and Meredith. Keith has served in full time children’s ministry for over 15 years at churches in South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, and Georgia. He has a Master of Arts in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Finance) from Auburn University. In his spare time, Keith enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, Auburn football, and pool volleyball.
Shenita Hodge has been on staff at Cascade Hills as our Preschool Ministry Director since 1990. She absolutely loves kids and enjoys most seeing their little faces light up when they learn something new about how God loves them. When she’s not at Cascade Hills, Ms. Shenita enjoys spending time with her 2 grown sons as well as going to the movies.
Our Kidz World also hosts a huge in house Easter event for all children from birth to 5th grade. So you can feel confident your children will have a fun filled day while you can enjoy the main event in confidence.
We also host a five-day Vacation Bible School (VBS) in June every year for children from Kindergarten to 5th grade.
If you have a child birth to age 17 that has any special needs, we have an area with trained staff that can assist your child so you can attend service self-assured that your child in in good hands. If it is your first time bringing your child be sure to come a little early so we can get some information to help us better care for your child and we look forward to seeing you!
The practice of dedicating a baby is derived from the example of Hannah in Scripture as she dedicated her child back into God’s care for his life. It was a public recognition that God, the giver of life, was being honored in a gracious manner for His gift to her.
Our Baby Dedication service is a private service for families and close friends and takes place AFTER a specifically designated Saturday night service. Each couple is invited to bring their child (age 3 or younger) before the pastor, family and friends in an intimate setting in dedication to God. They are reminded of the Biblical pattern of our Judeo-Christian teachings that parents provide Biblical guidance to their children.
If you would like to sign-up for an upcoming Baby Dedication service, please click here.
We ask that all parents of children in our Preschool area serve at least 1-hour per month in the Nursery/Preschool area. This can be either on Saturday nights or Sunday mornings. In addition to helping to provide adequate care for our children, this also allows parents to be involved in this important aspect of their child’s life. To sign up to begin serving in the Real Beginnings department, please visit iamcascadehills.com