EACDC Handbook

MISSION STATEMENT
To provide developmentally appropriate practices in a high quality setting that is loving and nurturing while developing a Christian character in an environment based on Christian principles.

We believe that a healthy self-concept is a child’s most valuable asset. Every aspect of our program is concerned with encouraging a child’s positive image of himself/herself.

PHILOSOPHY

We believe that a healthy self-concept is a child’s most valuable asset. Every aspect of our program is concerned with encouraging a child’s positive image of himself/herself.

We believe that young children learn best by doing. Our age appropriate curriculum is stimulating and is geared toward concrete, hands-on exploration. We encourage creative expression and independence. We believe that a child’s early experiences provide the foundation for a lifetime. Our program will provide experiences for a child to grow socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually, and spiritually. It is important for parents to understand that all children will receive Christian teaching as a part of this program through daily prayer, bible stories, and activities through reading and videos.

We structure our program and curriculum in order to achieve the following goals:

  1. Reinforce Christian principles of sharing, caring, and loving.
  2. Foster a positive self-concept in children.
  3. Expose children to different ethnic cultures.
  4. Encourage children to think, reason, and experiment.
  5. Encourage independence.
  6. Develop social skills.
  7. Encourage language development.
  8. Enhance physical development and skills.
  9. Encourage and demonstrate sound health, safety, and nutritional practices.

Our teachers facilitate a hands-on approach to learning by offering a variety of activities to stimulate interest through the use of age and developmentally appropriate materials as well as taking into consideration the individual needs of each child.