Water Oak Preschool was founded in 1980 by Stan and Connie Shipp.  Our commitment in providing children a safe and secure environment where our students can grow and develop a strong academic and spiritual foundation has continued over the past 32 years. In August of 2012, Kevin and Kristin Monk were given the opportunity to purchase the preschool.  They had experienced, firsthand, through their three children, what a school such as Water Oak can do.  The foundation laid in education, social and emotional development, and Christian values is far-reaching.

    Water Oak is blessed to have a degreed and experienced teaching staff consisting of Ms. Fred (Jody Horton), Mrs. Joy (Joy Lane), Mrs. Katie (Katie Martin), and Mrs. Kara (Kara Ballard) who serves as Water Oak director. Our teachers are assisted and supported by Ms. Emily Nance and Ms. Samantha .  Each day we are blessed to serve our families and children on this exciting start to their educational journey!


About Us

Every child is unique and we believe that success and growth come from encouragement and praise. Our teachers focus on building every child’s self esteem and confidence through positive feedback and rewards. We nurture their natural strengths. A child see’s the world around them with wonder and awe, we believe in encouraging their natural curiosity.