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Final approvals pending for preschool move

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Hall and Moseley with the playground behind them. Hall and Moseley with the playground behind them.

Pending final approval, Tammy Moseley is eyeing a November opening for her new preschool in First Baptist Church on Becker Drive.

Those approvals will be from the state, the city and county health department.

The move from the current Gingerbread House on Clearfield Drive will allow her and her staff to tend to approximately 78 children and have an afterschool program.

The church has worked with Moseley to help bring the preschool to the building.

“We believe children are a blessing,” Pastor Dathan Hall said. “Tammy has been awesome. This helps her to expand and serve more children.”

(Enrollment is open for children aged 2 to 5 and enrollment is also open for the afterschool program which is for children 5 to 12. Call Moseley at 252-673-5011 or stop by 132 Clearfield Drive)

Moseley has been pleased by the church’s response. “The church has been awesome. The church has been very wonderful. They’ve worked out there putting in concrete. The church purchased the fencing and they are putting it up. They’re  installing all new carpeting in the classrooms. Anything I need, they’re trying to help me. Anything I’ve asked for they’ve been willing. They’ve just jumped right in.”

Parents are pleased with the effort as well, she said. “They’re very excited. I’ve told them all about it.”

An open house is planned.

Hall said, “Facility-wise, it will be a great enhancement. It will allow her to spread out. The folks at the church are excited about volunteering and tutoring.”

Moseley said she is still weighing options on keeping the Clearfield Drive Gingerbread House open.

The five rooms she will have at the church means she can have approximately 78 preschool children instead of the 30 for which she is currently licensed.

The planned move into First Baptist has been a long progression for Moseley, who ran a small daycare from her house for 12 years to the eventual ownership of the Gingerbread House. “It was just a passion I had. God directed it in my lap. I’m very blessed.”





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