Welcome to the VMBC Sprouts preschool ministry where children ages birth to kindergarten learn how they can grow with Jesus.
Hello! I am Carla Meyer, the Preschool Director at Village Meadows Baptist Church. I was raised in the cotton fields of Marana, Arizona, just an hour and a half from Sierra Vista. I am married to a retired US Marine and mom to a nursing student. I currently attend Gateway Seminary where I am studying for my masters in Christian Counseling. My home is a zoo: we currently have two chickens (Night and Bunty - more added soon!), two guinea pigs named Meatball and Alfredo, two cats named Parsley and Hoss, and three dogs Ava (Boxer), Tanner (Chihuahua), and Otis (Pug).

I like to junk journal and watch silly TV shows in my spare time. I was raised in church, but not until 2011 did I realize I needed to truly submit my life to God and put my faith in Him. I have worked church ministry since I was in middle school, helping kids learn verses in AWANA, assisting VBS, teaching little lessons in high school, and helping my grandparents in the summer as they traveled with CEF. As an adult, I started teaching different age groups in Sunday School and VBS, singing on worship teams, and playing in church skits. When God moved us to Sierra Vista, I became the Ministry Assistant here at VMBC and then was promoted to Preschool Wrangler, er, I mean Preschool Director. I am so thankful for the journey God has put me on as director and future counselor and can not wait to see what He does next.


Jesus valued children and knew they were the future of His Kingdom (Luke 18:15-17). The VMBC Sprouts preschool team believes that building a child’s faith should start when they are young (Prov. 22:6). We strive to create a fun learning environment through play, imagination, and hands-on learning as we bring the Bible to life.

Here’s what to expect when you visit:

● Visitors bring their little sprouts to the Preschool check-in counter in the Third Space of our Worship Center. There you will fill out an information sheet about your sprout with information such as  contact information, any allergies, who is allowed to pick up your sprout, and any other information you would like us to know.
● During both our first service at 8am and our second service at 11am, your little sprout will hear a short devotional-like story with hands-on activities to support what they learned.
● During our Small Group time at 9:30am, sprouts go to age appropriate classrooms: Lil Buds - 2-3 years, Bloomin’ Sprouts - 4-5 years, and the KinderGARDEN. Our lessons are from The Gospel Project and coincide with the lesson in the Children’s ministry. This allows our parents to reinforce the lesson at home for their preschoolers and school-aged children.
● For children aged newborn to two years, some of our adult small groups are baby friendly. Parents are more than welcome to take their babies with them, or to drop them off in the Preschool, where they will go to the Seedlings classroom.
● On Wednesday nights while parents are at the prayer meeting or Bible study, our Lil Buds, Blooming Sprouts, and KinderGARDENers learn a short lesson with a fun activity from 6pm to 7:30pm.
Along with Sundays and Wednesdays, we have fun events planned for the preschoolers. Vacation Bible School is the first full week of June each year. Our annual Fall Festival is held a the end of October. During the year we hold Parent’s Night Out - a chance for parents to take a night for themselves, go to dinner, shopping, etc. Keep watch on this page for everything going on in the Sprouts preschool ministry.

Each volunteer and teacher in our preschool ministry has been background checked by Protect My Ministry and interviewed by our Preschool Director, Ms. Carla. 

We look forward to meeting you and your little sprout soon!

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