As a Christian preschool, we believe that a child’s first school experience can set the course for discovering God’s unique plan & purpose for each individual.

We fill our school year with hands-on experiences incorporated into theme-based curriculums.  Together we discover that learning is fun & life is an adventure! Our classrooms are large, bright & cheerful.  Each of our rooms has several interactive “centers” that make learning fun.  And our large fenced playground is well equipped & closely supervised.

Many exciting things happen in our school!

Here is just a sample of some of our activities:

  • Weekly Chapel Time with Pastors Susan & Rick
  • Weekly Music Time with Mr. Paul
  • Fall Festival Family Night Spaghetti Supper—an evening showcase of the children’s efforts, achievements & artwork. (All children)
  • A Thanksgiving feast prepared by the children that the Pilgrims & Indians would be proud of —complete with homemade butter!
  • During our “Sea Life” unit, children have the rare opportunity to hold a live starfish from our “Touch Tank”
  • In our “Five Senses” unit, children just might make a pizza, or another yummy food —then  use all five senses to enjoy the results!
  • Community helpers visit & tell us about their jobs (often parents of our enrolled children) —whether firefighters (& their trucks!), a K-9 officer & his police dog, or a jet pilot from MCAS Cherry Point
  • And finally, to celebrate our preschool accomplishments & begin our new adventures in Kindergarten, we have a full graduation ceremony — complete with caps & gowns!  (4 year olds)

And while our school ‘campus’ is remarkable; God’s world is filled with wonder & excitement just waiting for us to discover!  Field trips are great fun for expanding our curriculum.

Some of our past adventures have included visits to:

  • A pumpkin patch
  • The theatre to see a children’s play
  • The fire station, Cow Café or a local pizza shop to explore our community
  • The Craven County Library to enjoy Story Time with Miss Pam (Biweekly)

Centenary also offers expanded programs beyond our traditional preschool.  (Each program below has an additional fee.)

“Early Birds” - Children can join us as early as 8AM for play before preschool hours
“Lunch Bunch” -  Children stay after preschool hours for lunch and supervised activities

Unless otherwise indicated, activities refer primarily to 3 & 4 year olds.  Younger children are included where feasible and developmentally appropriate.