Philosophy & Curriculum

Program Philosophy

It is our goal to provide quality programs that ensure each child the opportunity to learn and grow at their own rate, and in their own way. We believe in a relaxed atmosphere with special interest centers in the room that invite the children to explore, experiment, discover, and develop in a way unique to them.

Emphasis of the program is planned, purposeful play that allows the children to learn from hands-on experiences; thus enhancing pre-reading, pre-language and pre-math skills. Experiences are provided to develop an awareness and understanding of many different cultures.

Early Childhood Philosophy and Learning Objectives

Curriculum

The curriculum is thematic based and themes are changed on a regular basis. Themes are relevant to the child’s world so that they have concrete experiences from which to learn. Themes are consistent throughout the center. Experiences are provided to celebrate the diversity of God’s people.

Activities and concepts are adjusted to meet the needs of the developmental age level of each group. When possible, “In-House” field trips are arranged with visitors to make the experience concrete. Example visitors may include:

  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Pet Shop owner with animals
  • Farmer with farm animals
  • Fire Fighters with the fire truck
  • Etc.

We believe that gross motor skills and music and movement are very important to your child’s learning. Specialists are on staff in both of these areas and spend time each week with your child. Developmental P.E. is available for Preschool and Pre-K classes.

Resource areas and a library are available on campus for teachers to check out activities and books to enhance centers and themes. Supplies are stocked and available to teachers for classroom use.

Our curriculum is designed to educate the “whole” child. Spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively. Individual differences are celebrated among children.

Children learn through their play. Play is your child’s work.

Learning Objectives and Benchmarks by Age

Early Childhood Staff

Experienced teachers facilitate learning in a Christian, developmentally appropriate environment. Our 32 member staff have accumulated years of experience to guide and teach your child. The staff gathered here truly love what they do and want to be here with your child.

All of our staff keep abreast of new developments in the early childhood field through annual training. They are required to have a minimum of 24 hours of training each school year. These hours are obtained through local and state early childhood conferences.

We are dedicated to giving each child the feeling of being loved and accepted in a Christian environment. Feeling loved promotes a positive self-image, and enables a child to love others. With God’s help, we strive to provide you and your child with a positive early learning experience.