A Ministry of the New river Baptist Association

Baptist Education Center Preschool

“Dedicated to biblical principles

that strengthen families.”

Currently Enrolling!


We are currently OPEN.

Our center is open and we ARE accepting new enrollments! Contact us if you have any questions!

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We are currently enrolling. If you are interested in learning more, contact us today!

Our Mission + Beliefs

BEC’s Mission

The Baptist Education Center is founded on the belief that the years of early childhood are the most crucial to the establishment of sound educational practices and spiritual values. Our staff strives to meet the needs of the young child’s intellectual, emotional, creative, social, spiritual, and physical development. It is our sincere desire as Christian educators to become partners with parents and to aide in building a firm foundation for each child’s learning and growth. 

What We Believe

We believe that young children learn best in environments that allow for active play, exploration, thoughtfulness, contemplation, reflection and testing. 

We believe that young children begin to develop character even in the early years. Being a trustworthy friend, showing kindness, being helpful, having an attitude of thankfulness, courage and learning to pray are all examples of good character that little ones can practice.

A Biblical approach to character development is the foundation from which we build. Children will hear bible stories, sing songs and create craft actives that explore such character traits. 

We incorporate new themes each week that we believe young children enjoy most. We have a lot of fun too! Our teachers and staff meet regularly to develop and plan curriculum. Each day is full of active learning, exploration and fun!

Currently at BEC

Current Unit + Upcoming Activities



Garden Week

Learning about all things that grow during this week. Spring is here!


March – April

Preparing For Easter

It’s almost Easter week here at BEC. It is such an important week to us, the children are always eager to learn about all that Jesus did for us on the cross.



National Holiday – No School

Good Friday



National Holiday – No School

Easter Monday



Preschool Graduation

Our littles are excited to move on to Kindergarten and we are so proud!





Get In Touch

Location: 2734 Commerce Dr. Jacksonville, NC  28546

Telephone: (910) 347-0704 

Email: baptisteducationpreschool@gmail.com

School Hours: M-F: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm