Preschool.

Community Christian Preschool encourages a love for Christ and a love for learning through engaging and intentional experiences.

Preschoolers are taught to know and love the Lord through interactive Bible lessons, songs, scripture memorization, and chapel. Social development is encouraged through cooperative play. An emphasis is placed on the development of phonemic awareness skills. Reading, writing, and math readiness skills are taught through the use of Frog Street curriculum. Students participate in hands-on learning centers where they learn and experiment through play.

Preschoolers participate weekly in chapel, music, physical education, art, computer lab, SMART table, and story time. They also have daily playground time. Special days include visits from Kingdom Zoo, Lamar State College – Orange Dental Program, the Orange Fire Department, 101 Days of School, Mother’s Day Tea, and Pre-kindergarten Graduation.

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Preschool Supervisor.

Juliet P. Brand

Patrice Bates

patriceb@gmail.com


My name is Patrice Bates. I have been married to Bennie Bates for 38 years. We have 2 beautiful daughters, Julianne & Gerrah, and four lovely grandchildren. I graduated from Lamar University in 1979 with a degree in Mass Communications, thinking that work in radio or TV would be exciting and fun. I worked for KOGT, Orange’s local radio station, for 4 years before coming home to raise my two daughters.

When I rejoined the workforce, I worked for KTFA for one year, Home Interiors and Gifts for five years and then, in 1998 the Lord gave me a dream that changed the direction of my life. In this dream He told me to “take care of His little ones.” Working in childcare and instruction was something that I had never considered before, but I wanted to be obedient.

I have now worked for CCS Preschool for the last 19 years. It has been my pleasure to work in the classroom with three year olds for two years and with four year olds for eight years. In 2008, I was given the opportunity to begin working administratively as the Preschool Assistant; later the Preschool Assistant Director and becoming the Preschool/Daycare Director in the fall of 2014. Working with children and those who shepherd them has been challenging at times, but more than rewarding. I am so very thankful and feel especially blessed to have been a small part of this wonderful teaching/training/nurturing ministry that hopefully will impact lives for Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God now and into eternity.

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