At Coastal Family Preschool we believe in developing the whole child. We believe children are made up of 6 selves - Social, Emotional, Physical, Cognitive, Creative, and Spiritual. The Bible says in Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it”. Our goal is to cultivate a space where children experience God’s presence through Biblical truths and equip parents with the tools to do the same.
When a child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged they are equipped to reach their full learning potential. Children are naturally inquisitive. We provide opportunities and learning environments to foster their natural curiosity. We believe that outdoor play is essential in the lives of children and that as they engage with the created world they can experience the growth and development of their whole selves.
Teachers play a large role in development and learning. We believe teachers should be well educated in stages of child development. Teachers will expand upon learning. They will keep children’s stages of development and interests in mind when creating curriculum and lessons. Teachers will support children through positive interactions and encouraging them to learn.
Creativity is the use of imagination. Children are born curious and imaginative. Children use their imagination and cognitive abilities to make connections about the world and themselves. Through their curiosity and imagination, a child can perceive the world in new ways. We believe providing children with ways to express their creativity allows them to further their critical thinking abilities and innovative skills. Children will be provided with materials and teacher direction for optimal creative learning experiences.