Philosophy of Education
At the heart of our Philosophy of Christian education is a commitment to provide an environment where children can learn and grow academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually with a Christ-centered worldview. As educators we strive to model the master of all teachers, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Good Shepherd Preschool’s program combines an early childhood education with Bible-based principles and teaching. Its curriculum allows children the opportunity to explore areas of language, math, art and science with developmentally appropriate activities. Its focus is developing the whole child with an emphasis on kindergarten readiness, spiritual and social development. Its goal is to provide a safe and fun learning environment that creates a love for learning at a child’s young age.
We model and teach Christian faith principles such as love, patience, kindness, compassion, goodness, self-control, gentleness, forgiveness, faithfulness, joy and humility.
Good Shepherd Preschool believes that children are a precious gift from God and therefore is committed to the development of the whole child. We strive to provide a program that will not only meet basic needs but also nurture the social, emotional, cognitive, physical and spiritual development of each child. We are committed to building a sense of trust, respect, and “at home feeling” between staff, children, and parents through open communication and by providing qualified staff trained in early childhood education, who are committed to partnering with individual families to provide the best possible environment for each child.
Children in the preschool ages of development learn best through actual experience and participation. We will provide daily opportunities for multi-sensory learning experiences and developmentally appropriate activities that focus on oral language development and social interaction that will allow for success and encourage advancement in all areas of your child’s growth and development. Their play is their work.
We will communicate with families using many delivery methods, and in doing so Good Shepherd Preschool staff will maintain confidentiality and privacy at all times. Growth in the young child occurs in developmental stages, with each new stage built sequentially upon the last.