Learning is Child's Play at Little Learners Preschool


Little Learners Preschool is a ministry of First Baptist Church Mansfield. It started as a Mother's Day out in 2004, and quickly grew into a full Weekday Preschool, licensed by Texas Health and Human Services. 

Teachers develop lesson plans based on WEE Learn, a Christian Weekday Early Education curriculum from LifeWay. They encourage kids to grow and learn like Jesus did, "in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man." (Luke 2:52)  Every week there is a different theme to explore with hands on activities. A low teacher - child ratio helps us foster better relationships and enhance the learning environment. Kids have so much fun they don't even know they are developing language and learning pre-writing, reading and math skills. They continue to learn physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually in PE, Music, Science and Chapel.

Our outstanding teachers and staff are carefully screened including an FBI fingerprint background check. They are required to have 24 hours of training each year and are CPR and First Aid certified.


Marla Coolidge, Weekday Preschool Director


Marla has been teaching and working with children, babies through 6th grade for over 25 years. She has served in many different roles such as Sunday school teacher, helping in children's choir, camp counselor, directing camps, and teaching in weekday preschool programs. For over 13 years, Marla has been on staff at First Baptist Church Mansfield growing the weekday program into what it is today. 

Marla and her husband have two married sons and a grand-daughter and are active members of First Baptist Church. Marla enjoys gardening, scrapbooking, sewing and crafts. Her greatest joy is sharing Bible stories with preschoolers and pointing them to Jesus. 


Julie Huggins, Administrative Assistant 


Julie joined the Little Learners Preschool team in 2013. She started out as a floater then a Pre-K teacher before becoming our Administrative Assistant. Julie is responsible for enrollment, tuition, and communication among other things. She is always ready to jump in and help where needed. 

Julie and her husband have three young adult children and live in Kennedale.  They are members of St. Peter & St. Paul Anglican church in Arlington.  In her spare time, Julie enjoys traveling, reading, crocheting, decorating for the holidays, and spending time with her family. 


817-453-2405 P.O. Box 2255       Mansfield, Texas 76063