Partnering with parents to help preschoolers love God passionately and love others intentionally.  We do that through safe, age appropriate environments where kids will experience worship, learning and play.



Younger Preschoolers

  • • Develop a growing trust of adults as their needs are met consistently
  • • Feel loved by adults at church
  • • Say “Thank you” to God
  • • Listen to Bible stories read by adults

Middle Preschoolers

Jesus was the master at using creative objects—like coins, fish, and lilies—to connect eternal truths to everyday life.  Preschoolers experience the same powerful connections between Scripture and everyday life by engaging all five of their senses. The Bible comes alive!

Older Preschoolers

We will study God’s unfolding story from creation to Revelation through the course of more than 100 weekly studies. In the process, they’ll also learn that God’s story continues to unfold and they have a place in it just as surely as the characters they learn about in the Bible.



If you would like to volunteer in the Preschool Ministry please visit our volunteer page.



Join us at one of our three campuses this Sunday in the Preschool hallway. We are excited to see everyone there!

Central Campus:  9:00 AM and 10:45 AM

Lake Carroll and Six Mile Campuses:  9:30 AM and 10:45 AM


VBS returns in June and many more events for kids of all ages. Click the button below for our full schedule!


Beginning Sept. 8th at 6:30 PM on the Central Campus, we will be meeting for our Awana program for ages 2 through 4th grade. Visit our Awana page for more information and to register.  Wednesday programs will end promptly at 8 PM.

Cielo was born in Colombia, South America. She has been an active volunteer in the children’s ministries of Mission Hill and the church she attended in South Florida. Her great-uncle and aunt shared the Gospel with Cielo on a short trip to Colombia when she was a child. She came to have a relationship with Christ as an adult after her first child was born. Her most significant spiritual influence has been her great uncle and aunt, Robert & Olga Nyberg, whom she cared for their last year of life. They taught her and her family that there is nothing more important in the world than to share the love of Christ with others.

Cielo holds a master’s degree in education. Before moving to Tampa, Cielo worked for 25 years in various South Florida school districts. She oversaw Special Education programs, ESOL programs, and Parental Involvement programs at the district level throughout her career.

Cielo has served in children’s ministry, translation ministry, and prayer ministry. Currently, she is serving at Mission Hill Church as the interim children’s director.

Cielo and JP have been married for 18 years and have been blessed with two sons. JC, who currently serves in the worship team on our Lake Carroll Campus and Gio, who is presently part of Mission Hill’s kids’ ministry. Both boys have received Christ and walked through the waters of baptism.

Cielo has a passion for children that God has placed in her heart. Her continual prayer is that God uses Mission Hill Church to reach all the kids around the community for the Honor and Glory of our Lord and Savior.