- To help children grow as individuals spiritually, emotionally, socially, mentally, and physically.
- To introduce children to social discipline through group activities and experiences, cooperation through interaction with adults and other children, learning how to follow directions, respect others and property, and to be responsible.
- To foster creative development by self-expression through arts and crafts and through constructive play and music.
- To show children love through the words of God and the open, accepting arms of their teachers.
"Children learn best by playing and following their own curiosities, by solving real problems, such as how to balance a stack of blocks, or how to negotiate a zipper, put together a picture puzzle and most of all, by making mistakes and trying again. Children need time to grow, to learn and to develop. This happens largely through play." Evangelical Lutheran Education Association - Poster "When I play, I learn..."
We have a few simple guidelines that follow along with the statement above:
- Patient, Positive Teaching Style
- Play, an Essential Medium for Learning and Development
- "Hands On" Curriculum & Discovery Through Exploration and Manipulation
- Balance of Active and Quiet Learning Experiences