Back Brentwood Young Children's School celebrates 40 years of ministry
September 21st, 2012
Happy anniversary to a ministry that's reached hundreds of children and their families in the Nashville area over the past 40 years.
What started in August 1972 as a 5-class program for 47 children, ages 3-5, at 409 Franklin Road has turned into a 19-class school for 209 children with 37 on staff—all housed in the Preschool Ministry area of Brentwood Baptist's current location.
Their goal at the 2-, 3-, and 5-day program? To be a comfortable first step into the world of group education for young children.
According to BYCS leadership, most parents who move their families to a new city will search for a good preschool before they even look for a church home. Therefore, BYCS is the first introduction to Brentwood Baptist for some families.
Mignon Camp, BYCS Assistant Director, said "Half of our students are not Brentwood Baptist members. Out of that half, 25 of those don't have a church home. And out of those 25, some are Mormons, Hindu, or other religions. Through us, they all can learn about Sunday services, VBS, and the Preschool Ministry."
While you don't have to be a Brentwood Baptist member to work with BYCS, some are a part of this church family, like Pam Moses and Carolyn Potts, who've both been serving as teachers for more than 20 years and have watched the ministry grow.
Mignon said, "What a wonderful ministry opportunity we have right in our own backyard. It's a privilege for all of us to be a part of this."