Stuart Heights Baptist Church offers an Early Education Program to children 12 months through Pre-K, at both our Hixson and Soddy Daisy campuses from 9 am-2 pm, September through mid-May. A child may attend our program at the Soddy Daisy campus on Monday and/or Wednesday or at the Hixson Campus on Tuesday and/or Thursday.
Child must be 12 months old by August 15, 2018 to register.

Children may register to regularly attend one or two days a week. Class space is limited and filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. To reserve your child’s placement, a registration form and the $50 registration/supply fee are required. We also offer drop-in attendance, on a space-available basis, to help parents with last minute childcare needs.

Our goal as a Christian Mother’s Day/Early Education Program is to introduce children to the love of God and share Christian values found through the Bible. Our teachers provide loving care, along with structured teaching and play. Each child will be exposed to age-appropriate number and pre-reading skills, literature, music and Bible stories. All teachers are CPR certified and trained in basic first-aid.

For more information, please contact Dani Vetterick or Natalie Cierley at 423.877.2643 or e-mail

  • Registration & Fees
  • Teachers
  • Curriculum
  • Calendar
  • Closings Policy


2018 – 2019 Registration Form

Parent Handbook


Registration for the 2018-2019 school year will begin March 1 for our current Early Education Program families and church members. Open registration will begin March 15 for new families.

Register early to reserve you child’s spot for Fall. Class space is limited and spaces may fill up quickly.

A $50 registration/supply fee is due with your child’s application to reserve your child’s space in class.

You may inquire about availability by either calling the church office at 423.877.2643 or by e-mailing

Registration/Supply Fee: $50 (For each child and can be paid in one or two installments. If payment is split, the first $25 must accompany the registration form and the second $25 must be paid by the first day of class)

Tuition: $20 per day; siblings $15 per day


Our teachers provide a warm, loving, and safe environment filled with age-appropriate learning activities that enhance the development of each child. Teachers are also CPR certified.

Director, Dani Vetterick & Natalie Cierley



Each classroom uses age-appropriate and theme-based curriculum, which includes quality literature, learning centers and structured playtime. Each thematic unit will build upon pre-reading and pre-math skills, handwriting, comprehension, creative play, problem solving and art. We hope to build an enthusiasm for learning as you child makes friends, develops a positive self-esteem and matures in both fine and gross motor skills.

Our Early Education Program will observe the same major holidays as Hamilton County Department of Education and will follow their snow day/inclement weather closures.




Inclement Weather Policy:

  • If the Hamilton County Department of Education (HCDE) closes for the day due to inclement weather – we are closed.
  • If HCDE is delayed 2 hours or less – we will start at our REGULAR time.
  • If HCDE closes early because of bad weather, please pick up your child as soon as possible.

Even if we do not officially close, please use your best judgement and be safe. We don’t want anyone in a driving situation where they feel unsafe.


You may call the church office at 423.877.2643 to have messages delivered to your child’s teacher if circumstances warrant it.