Intentions


In all that we do, we consider how God has called each of us to the task of caring for one another. When you walk through the classrooms and hallways, how do you see, feel or hear our response to His great love through the following Intentions of our full day program?

  • The environment is Christ-centered.  Daily worship, praise and prayers are important throughout the day.  Pictures of Jesus and other Christian symbols support spiritual development.“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.  Impress them on your children.  Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.  Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.” Deuteronomy 6:6-9
  • The environment is filled with appropriate and stimulating choices from which the children may choose, while learning routines which will help them plan their day.“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”  Proverbs 22:6
  • We see each child as a unique individual, created by God, with different talents, interests and abilities.  Their worth is not based on their achievements, but rather as a child of God.“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”  I Corinthians 12:27
  • Each child is valued and is important part of who we are as a community.  Staff are welcoming and friendly to the child and their family.“Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these’”.  Matthew 19:14
  • Children have the opportunity to connect with their community, learning that their contributions can make a difference.“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.”  I Timothy 4:12
  • Resources are available to equip parents to be confident as their child’s first and most impressionable teachers.“I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ”.  Philemon 1:6
  • The staff guide the children to develop good social skills, a heart for stewardship, respect for others and for property, responsibility and problem solving skills, because this is our response to our God who has freely given and promised grace and salvation.“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-not by works, so that no one can boast.”  Ephesians 2: 8,9