We are now taking registrations

for the 2022-2023 school year!

Preschool Director - Jeanne Thomas

Phone - 706 860-1655


School runs August through May.

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 2:45 pm


We follow the Columbia County Public School Calendar


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Welcome to Prince of Peace Preschool!  We regard it as a very special privilege that you have entrusted us with the care and development of your child.  We look forward to serving you and your child throughout this school year.  Our handbook contains a great deal of information about our program.  If you have any questions, please call, email or stop by! 


We work with children to assist them in their spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and emotional development. We consider ourselves partners with you, the parents.  Our teaching is done from a Christian perspective.  We share basic Bible truths and their application to daily living with the children through our core curriculum.  We would like to lead the children to know and love their Savior Jesus and to make Him a part of their daily lives.


In this Christian atmosphere, your children are considered to be special gifts from God and are treated with love and respect.  They will be cared for in a gentle and loving way by our dedicated staff.  We seek to impart timeless Christian values and ethics to equip the children to face an ever-changing world.  All of this is done in a stimulating environment conducive to learning,

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We are excited to serve you and your child.  Your child will pursue Georgia’s preschool standards while learning to socialize with other children.  These academic and behavioral skills will prepare your child for all-day Kindergarten.  Yet most importantly your child will be taught each day of God’s amazing grace through His Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ. 

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Jeanne Thomas


Jeanne began as an assistant teacher at the Preschool and has expanded her role to becoming the Director. She holds a BA from Texas A&M University and enjoys continuing her education through Georgia’s professional learning programs. Her favorite part of her “job” is teaching the children about Jesus, and she loves working with and learning from a team of amazing and creative teachers. The preschool’s recent three star rating for continuous quality improvement shows Jeanne’s commitment to creating and maintaining a safe and loving environment where your child can grow and thrive while exploring the world around them.

Preschool in Martinez, GA
Preschool in Martinez, GA

Carole Ayers


Carole Ayers has taught for 26 years, mostly 1st grade, in North Carolina and Georgia. She has a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership and graduate and undergraduate degrees in Elementary Education.  Previously, she lived in Washington, D.C., worked in U.S. Congress, and traveled around the world. Carole loves to study the Bible, history, pre-history, and geopolitics. She lives with her sweet widowed mother. Carole loves God, children, people in general, and most animals, especially cats.

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Julia McClendon


Julia is thrilled to be a teaching assistant with the preschool and to be part of such a warm and dynamic community.  She is creative, fun and full of energy!  She loves to travel and always returns with fresh ideas and brings excitement and new ideas each day. Prince of Peace is a wonderful place to teach and learn, and Julia is excited to be in this profession doing what she loves.  She strives to create a caring, safe, and engaging learning environment, which encourages students to believe in themselves and to do their personal best.  


Kelsey Matheson

Kelsey is enjoying being a teacher assistant with the preschool after being a substitute.  She has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Western Carolina University.  In addition to being a teacher assistant, Kelsey maintains our preschool's social media accounts.  Kelsey has cherished her time as a stay at home mom with her two children. She is as devoted to the social, emotional and spiritual development of her preschool children as she is to her own.


Nancy Majors


Nancy brings a wealth of educational background that makes her an excellent resource for parents and an outstanding educator of little ones.  She helps prepare the curriculum and offers a variety of learning options to meet the needs of each family.  Nancy is excited to be part of a great team of dedicated teachers that are here for you and your child.  She looks forward to teaching your children and making new relationships with each of you.