Preschool and Learning Center
PHILOSOPHY OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Snyder Memorial Preschool and Learning Center is an extension of the Christian Ministry of Snyder Memorial Baptist Church. As such, the church, as well as the Preschool and Learning Center staff and faculty, will endeavor to build a program that will encourage the development of Christian principles in the lives of children placed in our care. We will accomplish this with a sound curriculum taught through developmentally appropriate and Christian practices that will make each child feel loved, wanted, cared for, and secure. We recognize that each child learns differently and will provide avenues for different learning styles.
Children learn as naturally as they grow; Snyder Memorial Preschool and Learning Center philosophy includes the art of learning through play and discovery. Through a balance of self-directed and teacher-directed activities, we strive to enrich a child’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.
We believe that in order for children to successfully handle the trials of life, they must develop a relationship with both Christ and His teachings. We want children to leave Snyder Memorial Preschool and Learning Center ready to move into society as a positive, productive person with Christian values.
GENERAL PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
The academic staff of Snyder Memorial Preschool and Learning Center developed strategies to implement the following objectives:
· To provide a Christian faith foundation
· To promote developmental independence and good work habits
· To promote good standards of conduct
· To provide developmental and age appropriate opportunities
· To provide opportunities for self-expression and creativity
· To promote good health habits
· To lay groundwork, through readiness, for entrance into public school