Purpose

Tree of Life daycare and preschool is an outreach ministry of West Pines Baptist Church designed to reach the local community on both a practical and spiritual level. Christ has made His purpose for Christians very clear with the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20), that we should strive to share our knowledge of God and His love. Tree of Life Child Care is one way the members of West Pines and the staff of Tree of Life can fulfill this awesome command.

Curriculum

At Tree of Life Child Care Ministry, we desire for the children in our care to not only be surrounded by loving, caring people, but also for them to grow and learn. We have chosen to incorporate A Beka Book® curriculum into our classrooms. Colors, numbers, and letters will be explored using stories, worksheets, and flashcards.

Mission Statement

Our mission at Tree of Life Child Care Ministry is to provide a loving and safe environment where the gospel of Jesus Christ is lived out and where children can grow and learn. We desire for Tree of Life to be a professional place with a loving, Christian atmosphere where parents/guardians feel confident and comfortable leaving their children.

 

Director

Robin Moreland, wife of Pastor Rick Moreland of New Palestine United Church comes to us with over 30 years of experience in full time ministry of various capacities as well as; diverse children ministries and career. She attended Liberty University and later received her Child Development Associates through Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Va. Then went on to receive her 5 year renewal certification through Indiana. She has been Children Ministry Director in various churches, Youth Director. Awana Director, as well as, After School Director in Christian Academy. Robin was Supervisor in a 4 Starr Childcare corporate establishment as well as Supervisor in Ministry Daycares through the years. Rick & Robin enjoy 3 married children and 10 grandchildren.

Assistant Director

Annalisa Porter, wife of Pastor Rick Porter, Director of Highland Lake Baptist Camp attend Gasburg Baptist Church. They were blessed with one son. She comes to us with over 25 years of experience in Case Management for State vouchers, various children ministries, as director or head of departments. She has worked in Supervisor capacity in a 4 Star Licensed Daycare and Ministry Daycare establishments. Annalisa received her CDA and is currently enrolled in Ivy Tech graduating this year with her Early Childhood Education Associate Degree.

Kitchen Manager

Kendra Hettler, a graduate of Bethesda Christian School and the mother of four children, has been with Tree of Life for 5 years and attends Brownsburg Baptist Church. She brings with her over 18 years of experience of childcare experience. Kendra has served as Lead Teacher of the 3’s class, as well as, helping in other classes during her time here. Tree of Life provides morning snack, hot lunches, and afternoon snack. Kendra sees to it that the meals are nutritious and meet state guidelines for balanced nutrition. Breakfast is also an option at Tree of Life for a small fee.