Our Values

School-Readiness. We have a developmental approach to preparing your child for their elementary school years. Not only will they learn, but more importantly, they will learn to love learning. We view their daily experiences as opportunities to discover. They won’t just memorize their ABCs, they will finish our school with a desire to “put it all together.”

Character Development. “As a tree is planted, so shall it grow.” We know that if we work together with the parents to develop important character qualities at this young age that they will stick for their whole life. We do our part to help the children learn such things as telling the truth, respecting authority and being willing to try new things. These qualities, planted at an early age, will bear fruit for a lifetime.

Social Development. As our planet becomes more and more of a social network, our children benefit from developing these abilities at an early age. At our preschool your child will learn to share, to work out conflicts and to cooperate with others. Learning to socialize outside of the immediate family prepares children to comfortably adapt as they go forward in life.

Mission

The Shining Stars Christian Preschool believes that children are meant to “shine like stars in the universe”. We are united in our commitment to helping every child shine brightly in all areas of child development – physical, intellectual, social and emotional – as a result of their participation in our programs. We will care for and educate every child in an atmosphere of Christian love that builds a strong core of school-readiness knowledge and self-confidence. Each child will be well prepared to succeed as he/she enters formal schooling and beyond.

Philosophy

Shining Stars Christian Preschool is a place that is child–oriented and carefully planned so that children can develop to their highest potential. Our curriculum utilizes a “developmental readiness” approach that is designed to offer a wide variety of developmental and instructional learning experiences, both social and academic, that foster each child’s educational growth at each age and stage of development.

We provide a happy environment with established routines that children can cope with and understand. If a child is having difficulty in a particular area, staff will make every effort to address the needs of the child. We develop each child’s self-concept through a positive environment designed to foster a sense of competence and accomplishment. Your child will be excited to share what he/she has learned with you each day.

We believe that parents are the most important adults in a child’s life, and we work to strengthen those relationships. We work together with parents to provide positive experiences for young children. We encourage parents and family members to visit, observe and share their talents at any time.

We will care for and teach your child in accordance with the Christian principals of unconditional love and support for every child and family in our program. Your child will have opportunities to participate in worship services and special events at the church throughout the year.

Our staff is the heart and soul of our program. We strive to employ and retain the best in the field. Our well-trained staff is prepared to provide a daily schedule of learning activities designed to stimulate each child’s growth at each age and stage of development. We support our teachers with all necessary training and encourage them to continue to grow professionally on a continual basis, benefiting themselves and the center.

This center was founded to serve the needs of the children of the church and full or part-time working parents in the area of the church and surrounding communities. It is the intention of this manual to serve as a guide for parents and to help you become comfortable with our procedures, but it is not a substitute for communication between parents, staff and the director. Please feel free to talk with us at any time about any questions or concerns that you may have.