Preschool
Carrie Mahaffie Preschool director

Training our children

Carrie Mahaffie is the preschool director. She is responsible for the training and care of your children on Sunday morning. Several other adults work with Carrie to teach spiritual truths to the preschoolers. Safety of your children is a top priority for Carrie. She maintains a safe, clean preschool department.

Kids in preschool

Preschoolers are important at Sequoia

The goal of our preschool department is to teach preschoolers of God's love. Sequoia preschool is not just a small part of the church. It is an entire section of Sequoia with responsibilites to the staff, parents, and kids.

The preschool department has leadership teams who see these responsibilites as their service to the Lord. One of team members is quoted as saying: "We have the amazing privilege of pouring into these little lives before they are even in school. So while we play puzzles and change diapers, we look for opportunities to point them to Christ.

The Goal

Little children graphic It is our desire and goal that all children who enter the first grade have a solid understanding of God and His Son. We believe that ministry to preschoolers does not stop at teaching only; but it involves loving them, changing diapers, wiping noses, and playing together. It is also our goal that parents trust our staff with their children; therefore our volunteers are required to have a love for Jesus and a heart for children. Each volunteer has successfully passed our Child Protection Training class and criminal background check.

When is the Preschool open?

Preschool facilities will receive children 15 minutes prior to church activities and services. Adults may take their children to the preschool while they attend church functions. Sequoia provides a safe and loving environment for preschoolers.

Your Kids are safe at Sequoia

Kids holding hands graphic

It is our desire and goal that all children who enter the first grade have a solid understanding of God and His Son. We believe that ministry to preschoolers does not stop at teaching only; but it involves loving them, changing diapers, wiping noses, and playing together. It is also our goal that parents trust our staff with their children therefore our volunteers are required to have a love for Jesus and a heart of children. Each volunteer has successfully passed our Child Protection Training class and criminal background check.

Health Policy

Little girl sneezingIf your child has exhibited any of the following symptoms in the past 24 hours, please do not take them to the preschool area:

  • Elavated temperatures
  • Any rash diagnosed as contagious
  • Discharge from the eyes or nose due to a diagnosed or suspected contagious condition like conjuctivitis (pink eye)
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Lethargic behavior or diarrhea
Sequoia Heights Baptist Church
1050 S. Union Road
Manteca, California 95337
Phone: 209.823.2089