Our Philosophy 

We understand 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.