Becoming Life-Long Learners—
It Starts in Preschool
From birth, children learn by doing. They watch and listen, they explore, they try new behaviors and new ways of relating to the world and people around them.
At Friends Christian Preschool and Little Friends Preschool, students are encouraged to learn and explore and grow in ways that are developmentally appropriate and that also prepare them for kindergarten and beyond.
It is our mission to inspire children to love God, have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and develop a firm foundation based upon the truth of God's Word—through interactive prayer times, engaging Bible stories, scripture memorization, chapel participation, worship, giving, character building, and consistent integration of Biblical concepts throughout all aspects of the daily routine.
Students are loved and nurtured in an environment that is safe and challenges them to develop their natural gifts. Through positive character modeling and instruction, team building activities, creative play, performance opportunities, and consistent guidelines that foster respectfulness toward everyone, children are given the tools necessary to create and build relationships with others, express themselves with confidence and kindness, and learn positive conflict resolution skills.
Strong muscles and healthy bodies are celebrated as we teach children that they are God's creation, designed for a purpose. Children are encouraged to strengthen their bodies with fun activities—including jumping, crawling, marching, hopping, skipping, and dancing—and improve finger dexterity using various manipulative activities such as cutting, coloring, gluing, threading, and molding.
Students are given various opportunities to learn and express themselves creatively. They also receive age-appropriate instruction in the areas of numeracy, language and literacy, pre-writing, and emergent reading skills.