Northside Christian Academy Early Education Center is part of the overall dynamic ministry of Northside Baptist Church. Northside Christian Academy Early Education Center exists as an outreach to the community by assisting parents with their overall role as the primary educators of their child. NCA Early Education Center is honored to provide superior care and an excellent educational program from 6 weeks of age until entrance into kindergarten. Our goal is to provide your child with the very best developmentally appropriate environment which will create a passion for learning. It is our responsibility to help young children to grow in the spiritual, emotional, creative, social, cognitive, and physical areas of development in which the Lord has created them. We have a strong commitment to God's Word, and we fully integrate godly principles into every aspect of our curriculum. Our academically challenging curriculum is designed to equip each student to be successful in the next steps of their scholastic journey. We seek to create a nurturing environment as an extension of the home while assisting children to become independent and competent.

We believe whole-heartedly that the Lord has called us to minister to the family as well as the child and we take the call very seriously. It is extremely important to NCA Early Education Center to build relationship with the parents as we partner to provide an optimum experience for this window of opportunity for growth during the early years.

It is our prayer that we will raise up little "Champions for Jesus Christ," as we are fully committed to sharing the love of Jesus and His passion for service.

If you have any questions regarding the Early Education Center, or would like to set up a tour, please feel free to contact us at (803) 520-5670.

Early Education Tuition Fee Schedule

There is a one-time Registration Fee of $125 due when the application is submitted.

Effective January 1, 2018

  Infants 1 Year Olds 2 Year Olds 3 Year Olds 4 Year Olds
Weekly Tuition $185.00 $175.00 $165.00 $160.00 $160.00

Tuition charges are based on the class in which your child is enrolled.
Payments are due on Monday by 6:00pm for the week during which your child is attending.
10 % off tuition for 2 or more children. The child with the lowest tuition amount receives the discount.


  • Annual supply fee of $75.00 per child is due January 31st.
  • A fee of $10.00 will be charged to accounts not paid by 6:00pm on Monday.
  • Late pick up fee - $1.00 per minute late (per child).
  • Returned check fee - $30.00 per check.

Sherry Smiddy

Early Education Center Director

Lexington Campus


My name is Sherry Smiddy and I am the Early Education Center Director. I consider it such a blessing to be a part of what God is doing here at NCA. I am married with two wonderful children. I have always loved working with preschoolers and enjoy being a part of shaping the hearts of our littlest Crusaders for Christ!

Kristin Morris

Early Education Center Assistant Director

Lexington Campus


I was born and raised here in South Carolina and spent my adolescence and college years in the upstate. After a high school mission trip, at the age of 17, I knew that God wanted me to serve Him in full time ministry.

Susanna Moran

Early Education Director

West Campus


My name is Susanna Moran. I am the director of the Early Education Center at our West Campus location in West Columbia. I grew up as a preacher’s kid. I am the oldest of five children. My love for working with kids came from my parents who both taught in Christian schools. As a senior in high school, I chose to attend Pensacola Christian College. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Music-Voice. I taught first grade for 6 years and preschool for 5 years. I have worked in childcare for over 21 years. My husband and I have been married for seven years. I spend my free time with my husband, my 5 nieces and nephews, and working with the youth.  My favorite bible verse is Psalms 18:30 “As for God, His way is Perfect.”  

Martha Acklin

Early Education Assistant Director

West Campus


My name is Martha Acklin and I am the Assistant Director of the Early Education Center West Campus. I was born and raised in Titusville, FL and I moved to Columbia, SC five years ago. I graduated from Columbia International University with a Bachelor’s degree in Ministry and Psychology. It is truly an honor to work at Northside and have the opportunity to set a Biblical foundation for each of the children who attend the Early Education Center. I believe in pursuing excellence and glorifying God in all that I do. My life verse is Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

Early Education Center West Campus

No positions available at this time


Early Education Center Lexington Campus

Assistant Teachers - Our Early Education Center is seeking an assistant teacher that loves being with children and will be enthusiastic to work with our staff and families. Assistant teachers will work an 8am - 5pm schedule, Monday thru Friday and care for children ages infant - 4 yrs old.

Preschool Floater - Our Early Education Center is seeking a caregiver that is loving and enthusiastic towards children, their families and co-workers. Floaters will work a 10am - 6pm schedule, Monday thru Friday and care for children ages infant - 4 yrs. old.

To apply, simply complete our employment application and submit to us via email, fax or mail. We will contact you if an interview is required.


Steps to Admission

We recommend that interested parents schedule a campus tour. Tours will be given on the first Wednesday of every month. Please call the office at 520-5670 if you would like to schedule a time.

Application Process

Complete & return the application with the following:

1. Application Fee
2. Copy of Social Security Card
3. Copy of Birth Certificate
4. Updated Immunization Record
5. Current photo of student and parents

Please Mail completed application & application fee to:

Northside Christian Academy EEC
4347 Sunset Blvd
Lexington, SC 29072

Parent Handbook