Our Philosophy at Shenendehowa United Methodist Church Preschool
We believe that each child is a unique individual. We provide a loving, nurturing, creative environment for children to fulfill their developmental milestones in the areas of:
- Fine and gross motor
- Social Emotional
Shenendehowa United Methodist Church Preschool shall provide developmentally appropriate programs that focus on the process of learning while also helping them to enjoy many other successful experiences. We encourage not just learning, but the love of learning.
We believe in providing a physical environment that is safe, clean, healthy and child friendly. Classrooms are arranged to offer challenging play and learning choices at a range of developmental levels. Our learning centers allow children the opportunity to explore, to experience, and to succeed.
Our Pre-School will be…
Engaging – Our staff members are early childhood education professionals who connect with children in fun and encouraging ways. Special care is taken to teach to the cognitive and developmental level of each child.
Accepting – We welcome new friends, teach children the importance of community, to value diversity, and to take pride in their own God-given uniqueness.
A peaceful oasis – Our building is clean and secure, each classroom a safe and bright environment. Visitors, staff and students feel calm, protected and accepted while at SUMC Preschool.
Christ centered – Christian values and traditions are experienced through instruction that is based on respect for all of God’s creations.
A gateway to SUMC for families – Whether members of another faith community or not, Pre-School families are always invited to ask questions and participate in the SUMC community at the level they are comfortable. As a mission of the SUMC, we teach God’s unconditional love by our example.
The values of the Pre-School are identical to those of the SUMC and describe how we will govern and operate at all times:
- Centered in Christ
- Growing in Faith
- Connecting With Others
- Serving in Love