Mission and Philosophy


The O'Chester Learning Center seeks to be a radiant ministry of Great Hills Baptist Church by shining and teaching God's love to every child so that we may impact our families, this community, and our world to His glory.


We believe that a child's work is 'to play'.  This is how a child best learns.  If we allow a child to experience concrete concepts he will then be prepared to work with abstract concepts when academics are introduced.  We provide age-appropriate education in order to meet the needs of the whole child - socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually, and spiritually.  It is our desire that children develop social skills while learning respect for others, and feel the presence of Jesus' love through all they are taught and experience.



A non-refundable $50 registration fee is due for each child upon registration.  Minimum child age is 18 months old as of September 1st.


$265 per month tuition - first child
$200 per month tuition - second or more 

A one time fee of $150 for Supplies, Acitivities, and Books per child is collected upon enrollment.  These fees cover all supplies needed and special events throughout the year.

Email Teresa at tsmith@ghbc.org for more information.


The O'Chester Learning Center program is open nine months each year, from September through May.

Hours of operation are Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30am - 1:30pm


Kelli Mendoza
OLC Coordinator
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Teresa Smith
Preschool Director