We believe that all people are created in the image of God, so unlike animals we are able to think, learn, and grow. It is through learning that children develop their whole person - body, soul, and mind. Children are creative beings and must learn to develop their creativity. They, like Jesus, must grow in wisdom, stature, and favor with God and men. (Luke 2:52) However unlike Jesus, all of us - adults and children-- are fallen and sinful, and therefore must learn how to obey and to live in harmony with our fellow men. We believe these specific areas, as listed in Luke 2:52, are ones in which we can help children grow.
Wisdom...In academic areas such as phonics, reading, math, history, Bible, science, arts, music, and Spanish, we strive to develop a child's intellect.
Stature...In structured play such as PE and in unstructured play times, training and opportunity is given to develop large and small muscle coordination.
Favor with God...In Bible studies and monthly character traits, in our conversation and discipline, in our conduct and lifestyles, we strive to grow together in our knowledge of God and our willingness to obey Him.
Favor with Men...In studies of home, community, country, and environment, the children learn the basics of living cooperatively. In our discipline and lifestyles we learn consequences of behaviors. In our interaction with others we learn to be responsible citizens and good leaders.
We believe children learn in many ways, therefore we strive to have a balanced approach to education involving hands-on, play-oriented experiences as well as more traditional academic instruction. We allow opportunities for many types of play, such as: free choice play, directed play, constructive play, fine/gross motor play, dramatic play and games with rules. Through these types of play, as well as through traditional academic instruction, we strive to develop fine motor coordination, listening skills, visual discrimination, mathematical concepts and general knowledge of the world around us.