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Kid Piling Blocks

MEET THE OWNERS

Together, Mark and Tina have served in the childcare industry for over 25 years. They traveled together with their girls, Brooke and Lexi, to share the gospel across the Eastern Coast of the United States for over 7 years and have served faithfully in the local church when not traveling. Combining their love for children with their heart for the Kingdom, they are excited to offer a full-day Christian childcare program to their hometown, right here in Jackson County.

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Our Story

Growing up, I always knew I wanted to follow in my parent's footsteps of running a childcare center. Some of my favorite childhood memories were formed in a preschool or summer camp classroom, while my parents were in the front office working. (And I'm sure my love for music was found right there at the age of 3 or 4 during Music & Movement time.) In my teen years, my family collectively felt called to Kingdom Work outside of our local church. We all had a passion for music and began traveling across the Eastern Coast of the U.S. every weekend to share the gospel through song at different events and church gatherings. As you can imagine, those 7 or 8 years of running a childcare center Monday through Friday, homeschooling my sister and I, AND traveling and singing all day Saturday and Sunday, left my mom and dad quite exhausted. But, the Lord never failed to offer moments of rest and encouragement to keep going. He always provided the time, energy, and finances to do what He said to do. Near the time of the global pandemic (not to be named), we decided to come off the road, give our full focus to the business, and serve more in the local church. It was around this time that the Lord led us to Southside and began to plant seeds in our heart to combine our love for children with our heart for the Kingdom. As always, the Lord provided a way for what He was asking of us. Our previous facility sold, and we were approached by Southside to open a Christian preschool in an open wing of the building. Cue Redstone Children's Academy! We are all beyond excited to open this new facility right here in our hometown and to do the Lord's work by loving on the children, families, and staff that God brings to RCA.

Brooke Pruitt
Lil' Learners Director

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