Weekday Preschool

Crossgates Baptist Kindergarten

Mother's Morning Out Program

Where children love to learn and learn to love like Jesus!

“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Proverbs 22:6

Helping children discover the joy of learning!

Registration is currently open for 2024-2025 school year.  

The Registration Form is available for download below.
For information and prices call 601-824-2734 or email us at cgoza@crossgates.org.

Classes for children ages 9 months through 2 years of age by September 1 of the current year
* Hours 8:15 AM – 11:45; Tuesdays and Thursdays
* Optional Play Day until 1:30 PM


Our purpose at Crossgates Mother’s Morning Out is to provide a warm, loving environment for young children, and to offer support and encouragement to their families.


Children are taught socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually in addition to academically using age-appropriate Christian curriculum.  Academic learning includes shapes, colors, numbers, and letters.  Weekly Bible lessons and age-appropriate large group times are incorporated.  Typical activities include art, music, games, play to promote fine and gross motor skills, story-telling, role playing and playground/outdoor play.

Snacks and Lunch

Children are served a morning snack as well as a snack during Play Day. Children should have breakfast before coming to MMO. Children eat lunch at 11:10 AM. Parents may either bring the child’s lunch or purchase a lunch from MMO. A calendar is provided with the monthly menu.

Drop Off/Pick Up

We begin to receive children at 8:15 AM and parents must pick them up by 11:45. Parents should go to the classroom to drop off and pick up their child in order to complete the Sign-in/Sign-out form. Children are released only to designated adults who may be asked to show a picture ID.


In the interest of every child’s well-being, children must be free of fever for 24 hours before returning to MMO. If a child has symptoms of illness, such as an elevated temperature, rash, vomiting or diarrhea, parents should keep him at home. If symptoms of illness are observed during MMO, parents will be notified and asked to pick up the child as soon as possible.

Play Days

Play Day is an optional extended day (11:45 AM until 1:30 PM) each Tuesday and Thursday.

The cost is $10 per Play Day.


Except for beginning and ending dates, MMO follows the same holiday schedule as Rankin County Public Schools. In case of inclement weather, classes will be dismissed if Rankin County Public Schools are dismissed.

Tuition is a monthly fee and is not adjusted for any holidays.


If a child must be withdrawn, advance notice is requested. There is no refund of the month’s tuition for withdrawal. Monthly tuition is to be paid in full regardless of the child’s attendance.

If there is a prolonged illness, parents have two options:

1) withdraw the child for a time then re-enter if space is available, or
2) continue to pay the monthly tuition to retain the child’s place.


Play clothes and tennis shoes are appropriate because activities include active and sometimes messy play. Please select the child’s clothing with safety, comfort and weather in mind. An extra set of clothing should be included in the child’s bag each day. Please label all belongings with the child’s name.


Since toys and other learning materials are provided in each classroom, we request that children not bring any toys to MMO.

Teachers cannot be responsible for toys brought from home.

Items to Bring

9-24 month olds – diapers, a sippy cup of juice, milk, or water, change of clothes, instruction sheet or schedule
(keep in bag at all times)

2 year olds – diapers or pull-ups, sippy cup of juice, milk, or water, change of clothes; no pacifiers please

Meet our team.

Carey Goza

Weekday Preschool Director
cgoza@crossgates.org  |  601-824-2734

Rachel Hudson

Kids Ministry Director
rhudson@crossgates.org |  601-824-2724

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