Jacob’s Ladder

For ages 6-weeks to 5 years, Jacob’s Ladder Preschool and Daycare is designed to provide a quality preschool enrichment experience meant to help develop our kids’ hearts, minds, and spirits in a loving environment. Take a look at the information below!


Jacob’s Ladder Preschool

The goal of the Jacob’s Ladder program is to develop an environment that fosters each child’s physical, mental, spiritual, social, and emotional growth. Through music, art, creative movement, and language arts, the program offers a well-rounded, developmentally appropriate, Christian curriculum. Classes are available on a full-time or part-time basis. Our wonderful program r meets and exceeds the Department of Human Services Child Care Licensing requirements.

Grace Based Care for Your Child

With low student-to-teacher ratios, Jacob’s Ladder staff consists of dedicated and experienced teachers who strive to provide a quality early childhood program that cares for your whole child. We realize that care for children includes more than their minds,  which is why we offer nutritious meals and snacks, provide daily access to our three age-appropriate playgrounds, and share in spiritual teaching and nourishment.

Parents are always welcome to visit Jacob’s Ladder. Nursing mothers often stop by on their lunch hour and rock their babies. Many parents just stop by to peak in the window! We hope you’ll consider being a part of our Jacob’s Ladder family!


Want to Learn More?

We would love to have the opportunity to meet with you and provide any information you need to make you feel comfortable about our program. Please call 931-520-0181 or email jladder@cookevillefumc.org for more information. We look forward to meeting you family soon!

Cookeville First UMC Kids

Visit our Kids’ Ministry page to see what our church has to offer your child!

Download Our App

We have an App! We will be using this app as one of our main forms of communication with families. The app includes all the important dates for children, 4fifty6, youth, and choir. A section for any important paperwork/forms is also included. If you have not downloaded the app or set up the notifications to get reminders here is a guide for how to get the app set up! Once you have it set up on your phone, spend some time looking around on it and getting yourself familiar with it. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need help!

Download the app HERE.

You can find instructions on how to use the app HERE.

JL Waiting List

For the paperwork to join our waiting list, click here.

Tuition and Rates

Learn about our tuition and payment schedules by clicking here!


Take a look at our 2021 schedule by  clicking here!

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Scripture Reading: Paul's Letter to Philemon


From Paul, who is a prisoner for the cause of Christ Jesus, and our brother Timothy.

To Philemon our dearly loved coworker, Apphia our sister, Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church that meets in your house.

May the grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Paul’s prayer for Philemon

Philemon, I thank my God every time I mention you in my prayers because I’ve heard of your love and faithfulness, which you have both for the Lord Jesus and for all God’s people. I pray that your partnership in the faith might become effective by an understanding of all that is good among us in Christ. I have great joy and encouragement because of your love, since the hearts of God’s people are refreshed by your actions, my brother.

Paul’s appeal for Onesimus

Therefore, though I have enough confidence in Christ to command you to do the right thing, I would rather appeal to you through love. I, Paul—an old man, and now also a prisoner for Christ Jesus—  appeal to you for my child Onesimus. I became his father in the faith during my time in prison. He was useless to you before, but now he is useful to both of us.  I’m sending him back to you, which is like sending you my own heart. I considered keeping him with me so that he might serve me in your place during my time in prison because of the gospel.  However, I didn’t want to do anything without your consent so that your act of kindness would occur willingly and not under pressure. Maybe this is the reason that Onesimus was separated from you for a while so that you might have him back forever— no longer as a slave but more than a slave—that is, as a dearly loved brother. He is especially a dearly loved brother to me. How much more can he become a brother to you, personally and spiritually in the Lord!

So, if you really consider me a partner, welcome Onesimus as if you were welcoming me. If he has harmed you in any way or owes you money, charge it to my account. I, Paul, will pay it back to you (I’m writing this with my own hand). Of course, I won’t mention that you owe me your life.

Yes, brother, I want this favor from you in the Lord! Refresh my heart in Christ.  I’m writing to you, confident of your obedience and knowing that you will do more than what I ask. Also, one more thing—prepare a guest room for me. I hope that I will be released from prison to be with you because of your prayers.

165 E. Broad St., Cookeville, TN 38501