Philosophy and Mission Statement

Philosophy and Mission Statement

We believe that children learn through play; hands-on experiences that involve them in an active and meaningful way.  Each classroom provides a variety of learning activities that include play-based, center-based, individual and group opportunities which meet each child’s individual needs.  Partnering with parents, we create a warm and caring learning environment where children feel encouraged and safe to discover, experiment and explore.

In the spirit of developing all children to their greatest potential, Northminster Preschool provides a high-quality early childhood program to meet the cognitive, physical and spiritual needs of preschool aged children and their families.

The goals for Northminster Preschool are as follows:

The goals for Northminster Preschool are as follows:

1)  To help children develop to their fullest potential by focusing on:

- Self-awareness, confidence and a feeling of self-worth
- Interpersonal relationships
- Christian values
- Physical skills

2)  To deliver the program in a positive environment of safety, support and care by focusing on:

- Having all children safe and happy in the program
- Respect for themselves and others
- Conducting the program in accordance with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Service guidelines

The goal of every staff member is to recognize each child as an individual.  In addition, the children will be encouraged to:

The goal of every staff member is to recognize each child as an individual.  In addition, the children will be encouraged to:

-Develop initiative, confidence and respect for themselves,
  others and property.                        
-Develop Christian values in an accepting and loving environment.
-Become independent workers and cooperative group participants and observers.
-Further their natural curiosity about the world.
-Find discovery and learning exciting and satisfying and develop a positive attitude toward this lifelong experience.
-Experience a “secured freedom” in which each child finds both the security of limits and the joy of freedom.