"The Peaceable Kingdom"

A Message from our Director - Christine Merrill



     We have re-opened, but are not currently enrolling new students. Due to Covid-19, we are under guidelines to keep our students safe and healthy while enjoying a fun environment. We will begin enrollment soon. If you are interested in enrolling your student with us, please contact us at 941-955-6480 to be placed on our waiting list.

     As we begin reopening to the public, we will call you back with a start date as we begin expanding. Please understand many of our decisions for the next school year will be based on what Sarasota County Schools decide to do. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to serving you and your family. 

     Anyone wanting information during the school's closure can contact Miss Christine. You are all missed and loved very much. We keep you in our prayers.

~ Miss Christine 


Our school offers magical learning environments for children ages 18 months through VPK.


We offer a safe and loving Christian environment for your child that focuses not only on preparing children academically for elementary school, but also for life.

Our “Peaceable Kingdom” features a one-of-a-kind peacemaking curriculum to answer today’s headlines of youth responding to their world and to stress with bullying and even violence. It is our hope that graduates of our program will respond with mediation, friendship, tolerance and leadership skills.

Throw in cooking, gardening, amazing teachers, partnerships with parents, and you have a very special place for children!

We are thankful that in 2008 God guided us to create this wonderful program for children and their families. Please give us a call and schedule a tour – we’d love to meet you!

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For more information about our school:

Call us @ 941.955.6480

Christine Merrill, Dir. 941-306-7446

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"Our family discusses our highs and lows for the day just about every night at supper.  It’s a fun way to get our kids to tell us how their day went.  Last night, when it was JB's turn, he immediately said I had no lows and Chapel was my high.  He proceeded to tell us all about chapel and that he got to go inside a whale.  He was so excited to tell us all about chapel. I think he really enjoys preschool.  Thank you (to you and the staff) for taking great care of him."

 --- Jerry

5-star school

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

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9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Wraparound care from

7:30 am to 5:30 pm


 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.” Matthew 5:9

2019-2020 PROGRAMS

VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Four-year-olds)

We've structured our VPK Program to be part of our regular full day kindergarten preparation program. The program is free between the hours of 9:00 am and Noon for families that are "VPK registered" with Sarasota County's Early Learning Coalition.  The Wrap is a program that is available to our families in VPK that includes before and/or after care.


Days and Hours

Monday–Friday, 9:00 am to Noon

Lunch Bunch is offered from Noon-1:00 pm

The Wrap is offered from 7:30 am-5:30 pm.

Ratio: One Lead Teacher to ten students with Teacher's Aide available.

Maximum class size: 18 children with two teachers.

Two and Three Year Olds

We have a special classroom for our two's and three's that has been designed with captivating learning materials just for our two's and three's developmental stages! Two and three year olds may attend our program Monday through Friday from 9:00 am-1:00 pm or choose our part-time Monday, Wednesday, Friday program. Another very exciting and unique learning environment!

Days and Hours

Full-time: Monday–Friday, 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Part time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 am-1:00 pm or

Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 am-1:00 pm

The Wrap is offered from 7:30 am-5:30 pm.

Ratio: One Lead Teacher, one Assistant Teacher to 15 students.

Maximum class size: 15 children with two teachers.

The Wrap

Monday–Friday     7:30 am-5:30 pm

Mornings can be tough, especially for parents who work outside of the home or parents who need to be on time for a morning appointment, etc. Again in the afternoon, extra care hours may be needed.  So we decided that if we were going to open early/close later to help you out, then we were going to really help you out!

Instead of rushing your child to school we offer you The Wrap. This is a calm time of quiet activities led by a teacher, such as story-time, finger painting, and puzzles, filling the time until class begins. The afternoon is also filled with a variety of adventures and fun. So... come on in for a wonderful full day at preschool!

enrichment programs

Chapel Time




Miss Gail Reading Books


CompuChild Technology Education

Classes cover the “4 Cs” – communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity and provide an engaging foundation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)+ Art curriculum. WEBSITE:  WWW.COMPUCHILD.COM

We are pleased to offer a variety of programs to enrich your child's experiences. For information on that program ~ call us!


Reverend Ashley Nicolls

2256 Bahia Vista Street

Sarasota FL 34239


Phone 941.955.6479

Fax 941.955.8600

Preschool 941.955.6480

Office hours:

9a-Noon  M-F

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