Child Day Care

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

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. 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 and Tri-County Technical College.

Lethia 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.

Mrs. Mary Burnley, Assistant Director & Three Year Olds Teacher

Mary accepted Christ as her savior at the age of 12. She graduated from TL Hanna High school. 

Mary is a married mother of 3 children. She is also raising her nephew and niece.  

Mary is a member of Cedar Grove Baptist church. She is active in children’s church, and is an adult life group leader. In her spare time Mary likes to spend time with her family and read.

Beth Anne Cooley, Infants Teacher

Beth Anne 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.

Beth Anne and her daughters joined Cedar Grove Baptist Church in April 2014, after much prayer and guidance from the Lord.   Beth Anne is a graduate of BHP High School and Clemson University. Beth Anne enjoys watching football, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.



One Year Olds Teacher

coming soon…



 Infants Teacher

coning soon ….



Three Year Olds Teacher

coming soon…


 Emily Dowdy, Afternoon Teacher


Martha Smith, Cook & Afternoon Teacher

Martha graduated from McDuffie High School. She has been in church her whole life. When she was 13 years old she accepted Christ into her heart.

Martha and her husband, Richard, have one daughter, Lethia. In her spare time, Martha enjoys sewing, baking, and spending time with her family.



Hope Tench, Two Year Olds Teacher

Hope was born and raised in Belton and she was raised in a Christian home. She attends church at NewSpring every Sunday. She accepted Jesus into her heart at age 12. She went to Anderson University after high school for nursing, but realized God had another calling for her. She has a passion for children. Hope enjoys fishing, cleaning, and anything outdoors.

page updated 8/11/2020