We are a family of believers united to know Christ and to make Him known. The Center’s Early Learning Program is one that strives to provide a safe, nurturing environment where developmentally-appropriate practice and curriculum are the basis of learning, and the love of Jesus Christ is experienced in many ways. Parents and teachers work together, in order to enhance the child’s experience and appreciation of themselves and the world. The Center strives to provide children with a stimulating, developmentally-appropriate environment that will provide them with experiences that will aid in achieving their full potential as God’s children. We believe each child is a person of value and should have every opportunity to develop physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually in a happy, secure, Christ-centered environment.
The heart of our program is our staff, comprised of both professional and paraprofessional educators whose varied backgrounds assure a balanced mix of skills and talents. Lead Teachers are required by DCFS to have a minimum of 2 years of college with 6 hours directly related to Child Development. Teacher Assistants are required to have a high school diploma or GED. Staff is selected for education, experience, motivation and genuine love for young children. A staff member who is certified in First Aid and Infant/Child and Adult CPR is required to be on site at all times. Every staff member who is present with children including volunteers must submit to a criminal background check and receives information on child abuse procedures. Staff portfolios are available upon request.