Our Mission

is to embrace, encourage, engage, and educate every child, helping them explore the world around them

and learn about God’s Word, His Grace, and His Love, every day.

Current Students

A Message from the Director

Dear Families,

Thank you for choosing VBMS as your child’s preschool.  We know that this is not a decision you have made lightly and we are honored to welcome your child and  family into our program.

I have three main goals for this program: happy children who feel encouraged, happy parents who see their child learning, and happy teachers who love what they do here.

With those being my goals, I have even written these words on our hallway wall as reminders.  Our church has been praying over this morning school, and these are our prayers:

Growth: that the children grow in their physical skills, knowledge, social relationships, and in their personal confidence.

Joy: that the families of VBMS find joy in what their child is learning, in time together, and through God’s Grace.

Love: that each of us will come to know how much our Lord Loves Us, just as He created us to love Him and each other.

Kindness: that the children will be kind to each other, and in turn, share kindness with the world

Peace: that these classrooms will be a place of peaceful learning, that we are attentive to the needs of these children as they learn, and that they move on from our program calm, strong, and prepared.

Our classrooms, toys, and curriculum are designed to engage and excite children about learning while helping them discover the gifts and talents that God has given them.

We look forward to this being an incredible year!

Mary Catherine O’Neal

VBMS Director mconeal@vbcmacon.org 478-743-9366

 

 

 

Upcoming Special Events
Crazy Hair Day

Wear your Crazy Hair on Tuesday, Nov 8th! Different colors, different styles, add in a bunch of clips, wear all the hairbows, spike it, mohawk it, but just have fun being crazy!

Thanksgiving Holiday

Our school will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday November 21, Monday, through November 18, Friday.  We hope that your holiday is full of family, friends, and thankfulness!

Elf Camp Registration 

December 1 is the deadline to register for our optional Elf Camp, which takes place during the Christmas holiday Dec 21, 22, 27-30, and payment is due on December 5th.  Having everyone registered by the 1st will tell us if we have enough students attending to have camp.  

 

 

Monthly Calendars

See what we are doing each day (or what we did last month)!

August 2022

September 2022

October 2022

November 2022

December 2022

Monthly Newsletters

Each Month, these newsletters will give you a good idea of what your children are learning on as we focus in on specific lessons!

August 2022 Newsletter

September 2022 Newsletter

October 2022 Newsletter

November 2022 Newsletter

December 2022 Newsletter

ELF CAMP Info
Dec 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30

We are so excited to be able to offer Elf Camp this year!  An exciting 6 days of camp, while school is out for the holidays, we’ll be making holiday cookies, showing off our Christmas jammies, using science to make “snow”, and so much more!

Camp drop off begins at 8:30am and our activities begin at 9!  All children age 2-6 years old are welcome, limited space available, so register as soon as possible!  Registration form due December 1, full payment due December 5.  Remember, we have to have enough campers register or else we will not be able to have Elf Camp this year. Tuition is based on each day, so you are welcome to choose as many or few days as you need.

Download our registration form ELF CAMP Registration 2022 and you can email it to mconeal@vbcmacon.org or drop it by the VBMS office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prospective Students

Start Here!

We would love to have your child join our Morning School Program!  We have a few options available and are ready to help you determine which option is best for your family.

School Year
~  We provide 180 instructional days, Monday – Friday, August-May for 2, 3, 4, and 5 year olds with holidays and school breaks.
~  We follow the Bibb County School System as it relates to closings for inclement weather and pandemics.

Hours
~  9:00am-12:30pm for 2K, 3K, 4K/5K Students (Students may be dropped off as early as 8:55am)
~  Early Bird Drop off from 8:25-8:30 for an additional monthly fee.
~  Carline drop-off and pick-up are preferred (and make it easier on your little one to transition to school time)

 

 

 

 

Cirriculum and Activities

~  VBMS fosters learning in many areas of intellectual development including social behavior, emotional balance, physical skills, and Christian values.  Children experience teaching through thematic, age-appropriate, teacher-directed activities and free play.  Concepts related to the alphabet, letter sounds, writing, numbers, colors, shapes, beginner math, sight words, etc. are presented through fun games, activities, stories, music, art, and dramatic play.
~  Beyond the basics our students also have some super fun opportunities to learn about:

Art:  Trying new techniques, mediums, and styles
Literacy:  Weekly trips to the church library to hear a story and learn how to independently select and check out a book.
Music:  We will all be making a lot of joyful noise!
Physical Exercise:  Children will learn relaxation techniques, increase their balance, flexibility, and strength through exercise, yoga, stretching, and more.
Science
:  Children will step into our Innovation Lab for hands on Science experiments and other activities designed to focus on technology, engineering, science, and math.
Chapel:  Learn more about God and Jesus through Bible stories, music, and by praying together. 

 

 

Registration and Tuition
Registration

Registration for the next school year begins in January for current students and church members.  Open Enrollment begins in February.  Applications may be obtained by calling the Vineville Baptist Morning School Office, or by clicking the following link 2022-2023 VBMS Application. The registration fee for the year is $175.00 and is non-refundable.

Tuition

Two-Day (T/TH  for 2K/3K only) – $180/month

Three-Day (M/W/F) – $200/month

Five-Day (M-F) – $230/month

~  Monthly Tuition is due on the 1st of each month.  A late fee of $20 is added if payment has not been received by the 5th of each month.  An additional $20 fee will be applied every Tuesday following the 5th until the balance is paid.  If a balance remains at the end of the month, the student may not return to school until the balance is paid in full.
~ Full payment of the registration fee and all completed forms are necessary in order to hold your child’s spot in the Morning School program

 

 

 

Policies and Legal Information

~ Discrimination Policy:  VBMS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
~ Dismissal Policy:  VBMS reserves the right to dismiss a child if, after entering the program, he/she seems unable to participate in group experiences or if fees have not been paid.
~ Exemption: Vineville Baptist Morning School is not licensed and is not required to be licensed by the state.  Currently, we are exempt from licensure by meeting the following exemption guideline:  591-1-1.46(1)(b)6 “Nursery school, playschool, kindergarten, etc. for ages 2-6 years; no more than 4 hours per day.”
~ Inclement Weather Policy:  The Vineville Baptist Morning School will follow the Bibb County public school system as it relates to their closures due to inclement weather.
~ Staffing and Class Size:  We follow the Georgia Accrediting Commission’s Staff/Child Ratios.
~ The Vineville Baptist Morning School is Affiliated with Georgia Preschool Association.

Georgia law requires that we have a current Certificate of Immunization Form 3231 or Georgia Exemption Letter on file for your child before he/she begins school.  Some doctor’s offices are willing to fax the records directly to us.  The fax number is (478) 741-9859 Attn: VBMS.

 

 

Questions? Want a Tour?

My name is Mary Catherine O’Neal and I am the director of the Vineville Baptist Morning School.  I would love to personally answer any of your questions or give you a tour of our facilities.  You can email me with your questions, or to schedule a tour for your family.  We also offer a shadow day opportunity in our 4K/5K room if you have a friend who already attends here.

We schedule tours, typically, after school hours due to our current covid procedures to limit the number of people on the hallway at a time.  This allows your child the opportunity to play in each room and for you as the parents to get a good feel for the overall school without any other commotion or distractions.  For this reason, tours are scheduled by request only.

To complete an application for our 2022-2023 Academic Year, please click the following link: 2022-2023 VBMS Application.

Thank you and I look forward to meeting you all soon!

Mary Catherine 

 

 

A Note from the Director

Dear Prospective Family,

Thank you for looking into VBMS.  We know that this is not a decision you will be making lightly and we are honored to be considered. We would love to welcome your child and family into our program.

I have three main goals for this program: happy children who feel encouraged, happy parents who see their child learning, and happy teachers who love what they do here.

With those being my goals, I have even written these words on our hallway wall as reminders.  Our church has been praying over this morning school, and these are our specific prayers:

Growth: that the children grow in their physical skills, knowledge, social relationships, and in their personal confidence.

Joy: that the families of VBMS find joy in what their child is learning, in time together, and through God’s Grace.

Love: that each of us will come to know how much our Lord Loves Us, just as He created us to love Him and each other.

Kindness: that the children will be kind to each other, and in turn, share kindness with the world

Peace: that these classrooms will be a place of peaceful learning, that we are attentive to the needs of these children as they learn, and that they move on from our program calm, strong, and prepared.

Our classrooms, toys, and curriculum are designed to engage and excite children about learning while helping them discover the gifts and talents that God has given them.

You may schedule a tour for your family by emailing me directly.  If you are ready to enroll, you can fill out our Application here.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Mary Catherine O’Neal

VBMS Director mconeal@vbcmacon.org 478-743-9366

 

 

ELF CAMP Info
Dec 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30

We are so excited to be able to offer Elf Camp this year!  An exciting 6 days of camp, while school is out for the holidays, we’ll be making holiday cookies, showing off our Christmas jammies, using science to make “snow”, and so much more!

Camp drop off begins at 8:30am and our activities begin at 9!  All children age 2-6 years old are welcome, limited space available, so register as soon as possible!  Registration form due December 1, full payment due December 5.  Remember, we have to have enough campers register or else we will not be able to have Elf Camp this year. Tuition is based on each day, so you are welcome to choose as many or few days as you need.

Download our registration form ELF CAMP Registration 2022 and you can email it to mconeal@vbcmacon.org or drop it by the VBMS office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on our pictures below to scroll through our 2022-2023 Photo Gallery!