Our Philosophy

The staff of St. John’s Children’s Center believes that each child is a unique gift from God. Our purpose is to nurture each child academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually with a goal toward readiness for Kindergarten.

We understands the important role that play has in high quality early childhood education. It is through play that children develop all the skills along the developmental spectrum to ensure a solid foundation and love of learning. To this end, developmentally-appropriate curriculum and personalized activities are implemented in the classroom, and a variety of teaching techniques reflect our belief that every child learns in his or her own individual way. Some of our methods include self-discovery, small group activities, large group experiences, literacy and mathematical explorations, art projects, learning centers and dramatic play.

 

Spiritual Development

  • Daily Bible stories
  • Daily prayer
  • Weekly chapel
  • Emphasis on a personal relationship with God
  • Christian values and fellowship

Intellectual Development

  • Letter and number recognition,counting
  • Shapes
  • Colors
  • Seasons
  • Pre-emergent literacy activities

Emotional Development

  • Build independence
  • Self confidence and a positive attitude
  • Encourage curiosity
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Personal interests

Social Development

  • Sharing
  • Fair play
  • Group activities and learning experiences
  • Developing compassion, understanding and tolerance

Physical Development

  • Gross motor skills (running, jumping, balance)
  • Fine motor skills (developing pre-writing skills through developmental activities, scissor skills, puzzles, lacing)

***Classroom Placement Policy: Many factors, including age, child readiness, and carefully balanced classes are considered when determining classroom placement for children. In order to achieve the best classroom environment and placement for each child, class placement is determined by St. John’s Children's Center.

In the photo above, Pastor Dennis Hilken teaches a Children Center class about baptism.