Preschool and Kindergarten

Ready to take the next step?

Sending your beloved child to a Christian preschool will no doubt be an exciting but emotional experience. We are ready to welcome your little ones aged between 2 - 4 years to our safe learning environment. From inspiring their minds to teaching children the groundwork of Bible study and good behavior, this is the perfect next step for your child.

We are also a DHR Licensed daycare in Alabama, dedicated to providing quality care and education for foster families and families eligible for financial assistance. Contact us today to learn more.

preschool services

"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
Proverbs 22:6

Meet The Team

Our teachers are dedicated to helping your little learner take their first steps in education. With their caring attitude and tailored curriculum, each teacher is equipped to make Smoke Rise Child Care an exciting and effective place to learn.

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Yonna Skinner 3-K Teacher

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Natalie Diaz 3-K Teacher


Nicole McCombs 4-K Teacher

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Angela Hestla 2-K Teacher

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Laura Thigpen 2-K Teacher

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Amanda Walker - Afterschool

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Anna McMurrey 2-K Teacher

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Ariel Moon - Toddler

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Crystal Scott - Toddler

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Heather Vardaman - First Class

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Jennifer Russell - Infant

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Jessica Kurtz - Afterschool

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Jill Sloan - Licensing Coordinator

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Jodie Sims - First Class

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Kathleen Smith 4K Afternoon

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Kelsey Sisco- Infant

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Lynn Tingle- Bed Babies

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Nicole Lafolette - Toddler

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Rheali Tidmore- Infant

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Shae Angwin- Director

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Wendy Wordon - Office Assistant


Our tuition fees are as follows...

6 weeks - 2 years: $150 weekly
2 years - 4 years: $145 weekly

Preschool Only: $70 weekly

After School Care (All day Monday, Tues - Fri afternoons): $90 weekly

After School Care (Tues - Fri afternoons): $75 weekly

Medicine sheets must be provided, along with clearly labeled medicine if you wish us to administer medication to your child.

If your child is ill or contagious, they must not be brought to the center (signs that indicate illness include having a sore throat, temperature, and vomiting)

Please see our Parent Handbook for further information.

Should severe weather occur, we will follow the Blount County School system policy to close the center early or open late due to severe weather.

If severe weather happens while your child is in our care, you must be prepared to pick them up immediately.

Please see our Parent Handbook for further information.

Your child must be dropped off or picked up by yourself or another adult on your child's enrolment list; ID may be required. Your child must not be dropped off before 6:30 AM or picked up after 6:15 PM. Should your child be late, for example, due to a morning medical appointment, we ask that you do not drop your child off during nap time.

Our childcare and preschool services will be closed on major US holidays including Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day, and New Year's Eve/Day.

Any discipline we use will be proportionate, consistent and fair. Our primary form of discipline will be a time-out that may escalate to a child being removed from the learning environment. Should behavioral problems continue we may schedule a meeting with the child's parent and work toward helping the child productively together.

To teach children about their community, there are times we plan field trips with the children. All field trips are carefully planned and fully supervised, all children must be accompanied by an adult.