About Us


     

"And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children"

Isaiah 54:13

  Our History  

Elmwood Christian Preschool (formerly Wellesley Baptist Christian Nursery School) has taught and nourished some of the smallest members in our community for almost forty years. The quaint and charming environment, along with its seasoned and loving staff, have many students coming back to visit over the years, with some even choosing to send their own children here. It is our hope and desire to continue to be a  fundamental stepping stone in the lives of our students for many years to come.

 

 

 

      

 Our Philosophy

A child-centered, developmentally-appropriate curriculum incorporates daily opportunities for individual as well as group activities, imaginative play, problem-solving skills, literature, and both large and small motor-skills activities.

Building confidence, encouraging curiosity, exploring our world, and thinking through relationships is a vital part of learning. Preschool children are active learners who learn by exploration, discovery, and hands-on experiences. The daily activities include literature, math, science, social studies, and life skills. A variety of hands-on learning activities and experiences are planned according to a calendar of themes and units. These are supplemented with science enrichment programs, exercise, sports, games, and music.  

God is honored and introduced as the Creator of our world and as our caring Father, and Jesus as our Lord and Savior. We have monthly Christian themes such as "God Created the World and You", "Noah and the Ark", "Thankfulness", "Christmas", "Friendship", "Kindness", "Miracles of Jesus", " and "Easter".

Physiological developments in the brain of a young child determine the social, emotional, physical and intellectual readiness for new skills and experiences. Most human behavior develops in a patterned fashion of predictable stages through which every child passes at his/her own pace. Developmentally-appropriate materials and activities are provided so children may learn and grow at their own rate, guided by dedicated and skilled educators. 

 

 

 

     

  Our Goal  

The goal of Elmwood Christian Preschool is to provide an environment conducive to the optimal spiritual, social, physical, and intellectual development of each child. Each teacher's goal is to foster a stable environment where children create, explore, play, share, and socialize.  

The school provides a safe, secure environment filled with love, kindness, and encouragement. With one-on-one attention and positive reinforcements, children feel successful. Through understanding, respect, and exciting learning opportunities, the children build self-esteem and confidence. Warm, positive relationships with teachers help children develop a sense of trust and a feeling of worth. We incorportate a spirit of cooperation, not competition. All social interactions are viewed as opportunities for learning to care about one another and ourselves. With guidance, children learn to problem solve, become independent, and respect the ideas and feelings of others. 

Our desire is that children at Elmwood Christian Preschool will develop an excitement and enthusiasm about life and learning, and that each will feel special and valued. We hope these experiences will naturally be integrated into your child's life and he/she will leave Elmwood Christian Preschool with the confidence and skills necessary to succeed in the years ahead.

 

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