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Weekday Education

(205) 313-2930


School hours are from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Extended hours are available for morning and afternoon.



Session A: 7:15a.m. – 9:25a.m. $6.00 per day

Session 1: 1:30p.m. – 3:00p.m. $5.00 per day

Session 2: 3:00p.m. – 4:30p.m. $5.00 per day


Aside from beginning date (September 1st) and ending date (third Friday in May) of school, Lakeside Weekday Education basically follows the school calendar for the Hoover School System with a few exceptions.


Our 2021-22 school year has gotten off to a fantastic start amid this national health crises.  There are still a few spots available in various age groups.  Contact Ms. Regina for more information about spaces available as well as our COVID protocols.

2021-2022 Calendar



We are currently registering for our wait list for the 2020-21 school year.  Fill out the registration forms and turn in with your $100 registration fee and your child will go on our wait list.  After February 2 which is the deadline for our current families to register, we will fill in the empty spots in the order of the wait list.

2021-22 Registration form


Lakeside has installed a state of the art Security System complete with cameras and magnetic locks on all doors entering the Preschool Department. Each family will be issued a security card for entrance into the facility when needed during regular school hours. Carpool numbers are given during Orientation. When picking up your child, your carpool number will be matched to the child you are picking up. All of our teachers have undergone criminal background checks and are highly recommended by those who have worked with them and know them. Each teacher is certified in CPR. Lakeside has a wonderful staff who love working with children.

About the Weekday Education Ministry


Lakeside Baptist Church Weekday Education Ministry exists to assist parents in the social, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual development of their children.  It is our belief that a Christian environment enhances this developmental process.  Believing that all children are special in God’s eye, with individual personalities, our goal is to create an atmosphere in which each child will grow and learn to his or her full potential.  Our program is based on Christian theology and a sound educational philosophy.

We believe in love, laughter and learning at Lakeside by nurturing self-confidence through creative activities and exploration of the world around us.  We believe this is accomplished by offering exciting challenges for the children, with the least amount of pressure. It is our prayer that we are effective in supporting our parents through this ministry program, and that we will be a service to our community.  We are hopeful our parents will become a part of the Lakeside family and feel welcome to come to our church in times of crises.



The Lakeside Weekday Education program is a wonderful and caring place for children and families. We hope you will register with us.

Children who will be 6 months by September of the school year registering – 4K are welcome.

Please fill out the registration packet completely before turning it in. The affidavit at the end of the packet should be filled out and signed with a notary present. We have a notary on our staff. Bring it with you unsigned when you come to register.


Registration Form 2020-21

Tuition & Fees


All of our classes use the Frog Street Press Curriculum.  It focuses on nurturing curiosity through exploration.  A variety of teaching strategies are used enabling all children to progress in their learning.  A variety of themes are used in each age group as a framework for learning.  We are actively teaching language development, cognitive development, social and emotional development, and physical development.

Toddlers through 4K participate in Bible classes twice a week.

Toddlers through 4K have music classes once a week.

4K, and five day 3K participate in enrichment once a week.

Middle Toddlers through 4K have PE once a week.

Twos through 4K have PE once a week.


Summer Live

Summer 2021

(Registration will start March 1st)

Grade School Camp

Completed 1st – 6th grade

Field trips, Bible studies, water games, camper’s choice, crafts, games and more!

Block 1

June 14-18

June 21-25

June 28-July 2

Block 2

July 12-16

July 19-23

July 26-30 

Block 3

August 9-14

August 16-20


Sign up for just one week, or for a 3 week or 6 week block*

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Extended Hours from 7:30-4:30

$125 per week   (2nd and 3rd child $100 per week)  Limited Space Available  *discounts available

Preschool Camp

15 months – completed 5K

Crafts, games, Bible stories, lots of fun things!


Block 1

June 14-18

June 21-25

June 28-July 2

Block 2

July 12-16

July 19-23

July 26-30 

Block 3

August 9-14

August 16-20

Option 1

3 days (T,W,Th)  9:00-1:00

$200 per 3 week block

Early care available

Option 2

5 days (M-F)  9:00-3:00

$325 per 3 week block

Early and Late Care Available

Limited Space Available  *Discounts available

Employment Opportunities

Current Openings

Substitutes Needed

Staff Application

Meet the Director


Director, Regina Howell Houser has a diverse background that will bring much to the program. She has a bachelors and a masters degree in Elementary Education and a Masters of Divinity from a Baptist seminary. She taught in public schools for nine years, taught and was a missionary in Guatemala for two years, and taught Spanish in a private school in Texas for 4 years. She served as a Camp Director for ten years as well. She would love to talk with you and minister to you in whatever way possible. To contact Regina you may call 205-313-2930 or by email 


When does school start and what are the hours?

School starts the day after Labor Day.  Normal programmed school hours are from 9:30-1:30. Extended hours are from 7:15 a.m. till 4:30 p.m.

How will I communicate with my child’s teacher?

Parents will find out the name of their child’s teacher in August.  All teachers will use the Procare app to communicate with parents.  There may also be a folder in backpacks that will go back and forth from home to school each day.

What supplies does my child need for school?

Toddlers to two year olds will need a clear back pack, large enough to carry a folder. We will have some for sale at the parent orientation. Each child, MDO and Kindergarten needs a change of clothes with his or her name clearly marked. 3K and 4K using late care needs a nap mat – should be all one piece – pillow/blanket/mat

We recommend nap mats from Urban Infant. 


What specials does Lakeside offer?

Toddlers – 4K will go to Bible and Music each week. Middle toddlers – 4K will have PE and five day 3K and 4K will have enrichment. All “after school” activities are suspended this school year. Groups are paid by you, but are housed at Lakeside. The opportunities for the current year are Tumblebus, Soccer Shots and Dance.

When will I receive my first bill?
You will receive your first bill at the end of June to be paid in July. It will be for your first supply fee. Supply fees are $15 per day registered. For example if your child comes 3 days a week, their supply fee will be $45. Supply fees are billed twice a year and will be billed again in January.
When is my first tuition due?
The first tuition is due August 1st. You should receive your statement the last week of July. Tuition is billed August through April (a month in advance). Tuition is due on the 1st day of the month. A late fee of $15.00 will be incurred after the 10th of the month.
When is parent orientation?

Parent / Student Orientation is typically 2 weeks before the start of school.

When can I sign up my child for extended care?
Extended care registration will take place at the Parent Orientation in the Fall. The registration fee is $20.00.
When will I receive my security card?
Security cards will be issued at the Parent Orientation, one per child. If you need extra or if you lose yours, the cost will be $10.00.
Do I have to have an immunization form for my child?

Yes, an original immunization form is required for your child to attend at Lakeside. These forms will be due at Parent Orientation, but you may turn them in before this time. No child should attend the first day without an immunization form.

What about lunch and snacks?

Lakeside does not provide food service. Due to time and space, we do not heat or refrigerate any food, except for infants and toddlers. Parents will receive a lunch suggestion list from their child’s teacher at the parent orientation.

Is there anything available for the summer?
Summer Live will be 3 weeks in June and 3 weeks in July. Available for children 15 months (by June) – 6th grade.
Is Lakeside licensed?

No, Lakeside is not licensed with the state. However, we are checked by the county DHR yearly.