Central's Children's Center, under the direction of Glenda Thomas, is a five-day preschool program for children ages one through four. The purpose of the Central Children’s Center is to encourage the development of the preschool child and to give preparation for kindergarten – with emphasis on social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and spiritual development of the preschool child. The preschool uses developmentally appropriate activities to encourage the child to progress at his/her own rate. We believe that working with children “where they are” and concentrating on the year at hand make for a healthy, happy child. The Center is licensed by the Mississippi State Board of Health and enrolls around 100 children. These children comprise eight classrooms led by eight teachers with three teacher’s assistants.


All classes are Monday-Friday. Our day begins at 8:25 a.m. and ends at noon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and at 1 p.m. on Monday's and Thursdays.


Children participate in arts and crafts, language and vocabulary activities, fine and gross motor activities, perception skills, pre-math activities, sensory experiences, songs/fingerplays, dramatic play, and free play. Three and four-year-olds also participate in music twice a week. The children present a program at Christmas and at the end of the year. Field trips are a fun part of our year as are classroom parties. In the spring, we hold a Trike-A-Thon which raises money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Registration takes place each February. If you would like to receive materials or notice of registration, email Glenda Thomas or call the Center at 601-693-0830. Toddlers must be one year old before September 1st.


Central's Children's Center entrance is located on 23rd Avenue between the Chapel and the Sanctuary. 

This entry is passcode protected. 

If you would like to visit our school, you may ring the doorbell for entry.

2015-16 TUITION


Early Bird Program - $25/month

New Student Registration Fee - $75

Returning Student Registration Fee - $60

Supply/Refreshment Fee - $100