Lakeview Baptist Church offers preschool from 8:00-11:30 each weekday.

Our Directors


Jane Ponder

My name is Jane Ponder and I grew up in Weaverville, NC, where I met and married my husband, Jackie. After Jackie accepted a job at Sonoco, we moved to Hartsville in 1997. We are the parents of 4 grown children - Alex, Heather, Jaclyn and Courtney, and have 3 grandchildren. I have taught at LBCP for 14 years and have worked a total of 26 years with preschoolers.

Working with preschoolers is my mission field and I love seeing them learn and grow both spiritually and academically. Children are our future and we need to teach, invest in, and love them to help them become the individuals that God has planned for them.

Deborah Guest

My name is Deborah Guest, I am married to my husband Frank. We are the parents of 4 grown children and the proud grandparents to our granddaughter, Elora. I earned my teaching degree at Charleston Southern University. I taught in Charleston and later at North Hartsville Elementary before joining the staff at Lakeview Baptist Church in 2013. I have been the director of the preschool since 2014 and have now transitioned to the role of church staff member supervising the running of the preschool. Along with this, I am the church’s Missions Mobilizer and serve on the Ladies Ministry Team.


Meet Our Teachers



Sonya Hughes



Tonda Gainey

Interested in Lakeview's Preschool?


August 2023
10….. Open House 6:30-7:30
14….. 1st Day of School for Girls-Parents will be allowed to walk in.
15..… 1st Day of School for Boys-Parents will be allowed to walk in.
16….. 1st Day with Everyone

September 2023
4…… NO SCHOOL: Labor Day
20….. Fall Pictures
29….. No School

October 2023
2-6…. NO SCHOOL: Fall Break
11….. Fire Truck Visit
20….. 1st Progress Report
25….. LBC Fall Festival

November 2023
13-17 Spirit Week
22-24 NO SCHOOL: Thanksgiving Break

December 2023
5..…. Christmas Program
18-31 NO SCHOOL: Christmas Break

January 2024
1-2…. NO SCHOOL: Christmas Break
3……. Return from Christmas Break
12….. 2nd Progress Report
15….. NO SCHOOL: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
31….. 100th Day of School

February 2024
19-23 NO SCHOOL: Winter Break
26-29 Read Across America Week

March 2024
1.…. Read Across America Week
14….. 3rd Progress Report
20….. Spring Pictures
29…… NO SCHOOL: Good Friday

April 2024
1-5… NO SCHOOL: Spring Break
15-19 Spring Performance Week

May 2024
6-10…. Teacher Appreciation Week
13-17 Pastries for Parents Week
22….. Graduation
23….. Last Day; 4th Progress Report


We know choosing the right preschool for you child is an important task. Here is a list of questions to get you started on seeing if Lakeview is the right fit.


Have more questions? Feel free to get in touch via email.

Ways to Get Involved

Preschool Snack

This team is responsible for preparing the snack for the preschool classes each weekday during the school year based on a pre-prepared snack schedule. This team operates on a rotation schedule.

Preschool Recess Subs

This team is in development. This team is responsible for providing volunteers 2-3 days a week who will monitor recess to allow the preschool teachers to have a "planning period."

Operation Christmas Child

OCC is a missions opportunity spearheaded by the preschool and children's ministries at LBC that collects items and packages shoeboxes for the Samaritan's Purse that will be distributed to children around the world. These shoeboxes give children the gift of the Gospel in addition to toys and personal items that they may never have had access to before.

If you would like to participate in one of these volunteer opportunities, please contact us!

Contact Our Preschool Team