We believe that the best means of facilitating learning in young children is through a language-rich, play-based educational program. Our safe, nurturing environment promotes the social, emotional, intellectual, physical, and spiritual growth and development of each child. We work to provide an individualized curriculum that recognizes each child's strengths and interests as well potential.
The children are routinely given opportunities to make choices, through integrated cooperative play, that develop problem-solving skills, promote independence and support the uniqueness of each child. We provide experiences for children which stimulate curiosity, allow them to observe and draw conclusions, solve problems, and discover alternate ways of doing things. These experiences help to develop higher level thinking skills that foster an excitement about learning and benefit the child throughout his/her life.
Our curriculum is developmental in nature, child-centered in focus. Children are encouraged to participate in varied readiness activities in math, social studies, reading, science, language arts, music, and creative arts. We incorporate the recognition of names, colors, shapes, numbers and letters in variety of educational games, songs, puzzles, activities, stories and books, with small and large groups of children or a one-to-one basis.
Our children learn that God loves them, that He created the world and all that is in it. We honor Him by thanking Him for our food each day at snack time. We give thanks to Him in celebration of Thanksgiving in November. We celebrate Jesus' birth in December and His life at Easter.
A special effort is made by our staff to provide a preschool program that meets the needs of each child; by selecting what we believe are the very best ideas in the field of Early Childhood Education. Members of our staff continue to take advantage of learning opportunities through a variety of classes, seminars, and workshops offered throughout the area.
Each class includes activities that promote parent and child interaction; opportunities for children to explore, experience and discover; and a parent education and discussion session. Classes meet one day each week and are limited to twelve children.
Parent and Child Interaction: The first 30 minutes are devoted to activities for parents and children to enjoy together. Activities include songs, games, fingerplays, and stories that encourage language development, socialization, creativity, and a positive first experience with a school setting.
Parent Education and Discussion: Following the period of parent/child interaction, parents meet together with our Parent Coordinator to share parenting ideas, experiences, and concerns. Parents will also have the opportunity to hear guests speak about parenting and child development issues.
Children's Program: Children will remain with a certified Early Childhood teacher and, depending on class size, one or two additional staff members. The children will participate in carefully planned developmental and age-appropriate activities that promote physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development.