The Body of the Lord
EvFree Preschool is more than a preschool, it is a community with a rich past. In 1980, Pastor Chuck Swindoll had a vision. He wanted to create a safe and loving environment for stay at home moms to drop their children off, and have a few hours a week to themselves. Originally, this was known as Mother’s Day Out (MDO). Over the decades, more and more parents were told about the home-like environment provided at MDO. In the mid-1990’s, MDO became a state licensed preschool. Years later, infant and toddler classrooms were added.
EvFree Preschool offers a unique curriculum including weekly Bible class, bi-weekly Chapel, and weekly sports class. Our monthly lesson plans revolve around the theme “God Loves Me So Much…”. In 2016, our church provide an additional Director role focusing on the philosophy of the preschool: “We respect each child as a unique individual of God. We believe that a young child’s contact with caring adults an exciting adventure. We believe that the attitudes that are developed during a child’s early years will remain for a lifetime, and therefore, we are committed to making EvFree Preschool a safe, loving and nurturing environment as well as a carefully planned Christian program which encourages spiritual, social, emotional, physical development, health, language and literacy, mathematics, science and visual arts and performing arts development for each child reinforces a personal sense of self-worth and makes learning.”
Due to our wonderful reputation, we have the opportunity to share our faith and testimonies with many non-believer parents, that send their children to EvFree Preschool. Families are invited to attend Bible class and Chapel, along with the family focused events throughout the year. Last year, a non-Christian father approached me to ask why we put on such a large, free carnival for the preschool families. I told him it was a way to connect with other parents within our community, and our way of showing love to our families through the love we have received from Jesus. The Bible tells us to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength,” Deuteronomy 6:5 and “Do to others as you would have them do to you,” Luke 6:31. Our preschool is our mission field where we are the hands and feet of Jesus.