At Heavenly Host Lutheran Early Childhood Center children engage in hands-on, developmentally appropriate activities in a Christ-centered environment. The goal of the Early Childhood Center is to help each child reach their highest potential in five ways: Spiritual, Intellectual, Social, Emotional, and Physical. We encourage learning and playing while exploring God’s world! We serve 90+ children from the Cookeville and surrounding communities from 6 weeks through PK4/5. 

ECC Director

Serving as our Early Childhood Center Director:

Melissa Brock, ECC Director


Interested in enrolling your child at Heavenly Host? That's great! Please know that we typically have a waitlist for our classrooms. Call today to check on current availability and for more information about enrolling your child in our Early Childhood Center: (931) 520-3766.

We look forward to visiting with you! 

Employment Opportunities

Are you looking for a great place to work? Heavenly Host Lutheran Early Childhood Center might be the place for you! We provide care for children 6 weeks old up through PK 4, in a Christian environment. Our center is open Monday - Friday, from 7:00 am - 5:30 pm. Pay starts at $12 an hour (may be higher based on your education). We have full-time and part-time positions available. Full-time positions include benefits and paid retirement. We provide paid training. College students are welcome to apply, we can work with your class schedule.

Know of someone who has a heart for working with children and loves Jesus that might be interested in joining our ECC team? Encourage them to give us a call today (931-520-3766) to speak with our ECC Director, Melissa Brock to learn more about available positions and to schedule an interview. Thank you!

Early Childhood Center Board

Serving on the ECC Board:

Melanie Mateyka (Chairperson), Deborah Smith (Recording Secretary), Peter Bice, Melinda Huffman, Sharon Martin and Todd Nievinski (Parent/Grandparent Representative).

Ex-officio board members are:

Melissa Brock (Director)