Child Education and Care at Cedar Grove Baptist Church

The Child Education and Care Ministry assists parents with a registered Christ oriented child care and learning experience for infants through four-year old preschool.

Hours of Operation: 7 am-5:30 pm

Rates:

Infants – 1 year old : $120

2 year old- 4 year old: $110

After school: $65

Meet our Education and Care Ministry Staff

 

Lethia Smith, Director & 4K Teacher

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Lethia grew up in a Christian home and has been in church all her life. At the age of 17, she accepted Christ. The Holy Spirit convicted her on Sunday morning and she went to talk to Pastor Mitch at Big Creek. She ask Jesus to come in her heart, February 11, 2001. She was very active in GA’s, Acteens, and taught 4 & 5 Year olds in Sunday School. She attended VBS at Cedar Grove.

She attended daycare at Cedar Grove from the ages of 5 until 11. She loved attending the daycare and learning about the love of Jesus. When she was 18, she started working at the daycare; she taught 4 year olds. She graduated from Palmetto High School in 2002. In the fall of 2002, she attended Tri-County Technical College studying Radio and Television Broadcasting; however, she sensed God was calling her to continue to work at the daycare while in college. She graduated from Tri-County in 2005. She graduated from Tri-County again in 2008, with a degree in Arts along with a certificate in Digital Productions. In the summer of 2008, she sensed God calling her to teach two year olds at Cedar Grove Child Education and Care. In 2010, she became the Assistant to the Directors. In 2013, she became the Co-Director. She became the Director in September 2014. She also teaches 4k and loves to tell children about how much Jesus loves them.

In her spare time, Lethia enjoys reading and spending time with her friends.

Beth Anne Cooley, Infants Teacher

Beth Anne lived in Williamston, SC for the first 14 years of her life and spent the next 32 years living in Anderson before moving back to Williamston in 2013.  She was raised in a Christian home and accepted Christ as her Savior at age 11 in April, 1978, on Easter Sunday night at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Pelzer. She spent over 25 years teaching in the Preschool Dept. in Sunday School, Discipleship Training, Mission Friends, Cubbies, Children’s Church, and VBS.  She has also participated on several Mission Teams and sung in the Adult Choir, as well as being active in the WMU as a G.A. and Acteens Leader.

Beth Anne and her daughters joined Cedar Grove Baptist Church in April 2014, after much prayer and guidance from the Lord.  She is active in the Adult Choir, Sunday School, AWANA (T&T 5th & 6th grade girls), and the Mission B.E.E.S.

Beth Anne is a graduate of BHP High School and Clemson University. She is the mother of two daughters, Jenna, 23 and Ashlyn, 20. Beth Anne enjoys watching football, reading, working puzzles, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Cheyenne Wakefield, Infants Teacher

 

Katelyn Moss, One Year Olds Teacher

 

Kristi Callaham, Two Year Olds Teacher

Kristi Callaham lives in Cheddar with her husband Jacob Callaham and her two daughters, Harper and Madelynn. She is a member of Cedar Grove Baptist church, where she volunteers on Wednesday nights with the AWANA program. Kristi was born in St. Petersburg, Florida but was raised in Anderson. She was raised in a Christian home. When she was in the 11th grade at T. L. Hanna high school she received Christ. Kristi graduated from T. L. Hanna high school in 2004. She also has a cosmetology license which she got in 2010 (Kristi was a stylist prior to working in child care). In Kristi’s spare time she loves spending time her family, sewing, playing with the family dog and shopping.

Angela Singleton, Two Year Olds Assistant

 

Mary Greer, Assistant Director & Three Year Olds Teacher

Mary Greer grew up in the small town of Ringgold, GA, and moved to Anderson, SC, at the age of 13.  As a child she attended church occasionally with her family.  At the age of 12, she accepted Christ as her savior after watching the 700 Club on television.  She followed in believer’s baptism at the age of 18.

Mary is a mother of two boys, JD and Logan, and one daughter, Megan.  All three of her children live at home with her.  JD is currently working in automotive repair.  Megan is a sophomore at Palmetto High School.  Logan is in eighth grade at Palmetto Middle School.  Mary has been a member of Cedar Grove Baptist church since May of 2008.  Mary has worked at Cedar Grove Child Education and Care since November of 2008.  During her years there she has worked with the babies, toddlers, and two year olds.  Prior to working at Cedar Grove, Mary was a substitute teacher for Anderson School District One.

Mary Graduated from TL Hanna High School in 1994.  She is currently enrolled in online studies through Ashford University where she is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her children and reading.

 Kristina Isaacson,  Three Year Olds Teacher

Tracy Lollis, Four Year Olds Teacher

Tracy grew up in Cheddar, SC, and was raised in a Christian home. She was saved on May 4, 1999, after being convicted by the Holy Spirit at a revival service.

Tracy is married to her husband, Johnathan and they have 3 daughters, Sydney, Cassidy, and Kennedy.

Tracy worked at Cedar Grove Child Education and Care from 1987-2002, and then from 2004-2008. She just recently went back to work with the children again in March 2014. Tracy enjoys fishing and the beach, especially looking for sharks teeth.

Martha Smith, Cook & Afternoon Teacher

Martha Smith was born and raised in Anderson, SC, by Christian parents. She has been in church her whole life and was active in Sunday School, Sunbeams, GA’s, BYW. When she was 13 years old she accepted Christ into her heart. She attended Southside Baptist Church in Anderson.

Martha met her husband, Richard Smith, on May 2, 1970. They were married on January 7, 1972, at Southside. They have one daughter, Lethia, who is 31, and a son, Robert, who is 15. In 1990, Martha started attending Big Creek Baptist Church, where she is active in Sunday School, Choir, and WMU. In her spare time, Martha enjoys sewing, baking, and spending time with her family.

Margaret Roberts, Substitute Teacher

Margaret was one of eight children raised on a dairy farm. She went to school in the Starr-Iva area. She accepted Christ at the age of 10, at a revival meeting.

She married Don Roberts in 1965 after graduating from Erskine College. They have 4 children; Russell, Tim, Ivan, and Diana. She enjoys spending time with her 8 grandchildren, sewing and reading. She retired from Palmetto High School after 21 years of service.

Felicia Owen, Substitute Teacher

 

Jill Jefferson, Substitute Teacher

 

Richard Smith, Custodian

 

page updated 10/31/2017