About Happy Times Preschool

Mary Etta Neiland

Happy Times preschool is a ministry of Central Church of Christ and is located on the church's campus adjacent to downtown Huntsville. Mrs. Mary Etta Neiland started Happy Times in 1984 with the goal of providing experiences to help young children develop spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally and socially in an atmosphere of love and joy. Mrs. Mary Etta believed that children learn best when participating in developmentally appropriate activities and created a unique curriculum to embody the Happy Times motto of "Play With A Purpose."

Happy Times continues to follow Mrs. Mary Etta's vision today and now operates under the leadership of Mrs. Debbie Baucum. Mrs. Debbie has taught at the preschool for over 17 years and has served as the school's director for the past 10 years. She oversees a dedicated staff of loving, Christian women who strive to help each child reach his/her full potential.