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Northwest Church Shining Star Pre-School

5415 N West Avenue
Fresno, CA 93711

(559) 435-0349


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Believing that the first five years of a child's life are crucial to their development, we realize that a positive preschool experience sets the tone for years to come. We strive to provide an environment that is safe, secure and full of love & respect. Our Christian ministry is lived out through our daily interaction with the children, bible stories and songs, prayer, Chapel worship time, and in our belief that every child know that God has made them unique and special.
We know that a three way connection between school staff, students and family makes for one of the most productive and successful preschool programs. It is our sincere desire to witness Christ's love through the excellence of care and education for our children.
To help each child develop his or her self-concept. Experience an environment of acceptance of each child as an individual where curiosity and creativity are encouraged.
To provide a safe, secure and nuturing environment which will help each child develop spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.
To help each child experience the goodness of God's created wonders first-hand and to help them grow to know Jesus as their friend.
To provide loving yet firm guidance and discipline. To learn self control and be able to follow rules and directions. They'll know there will be times when they have freedom of choice, and there will also be times when they must follow directions and rules of others.
To help the child grow in their independence, to help them to learn to solve problems, make decisions, and accept the consequences of those decisions.
To guide the child's social growth. To help them learn to cooperate, respect, trust and value others; learn to trust and respect adults outside of their immediate family;and to interact with other children through cooperative play.
Introduce through play and hands-on games, pre reading and pre math concepts. To strengthen pre writing/fine motor skills through the use of many types of manipulatives. Writing doesn't always mean pencil and paper - paint brush & water, sand trays, popsicle sticks in the dirt,sidewalk chalk, and painting with our fingers are just a few of the tools we can use to learn!
To help equip the child with various other skills that will help prepare them for kindergarten. Some of these skills include learning how to sit and listen, how to relate to a teacher, how to cope with new or unfamiliar situations, and how to follow rules and directions - to gain a sense of learning readiness.
Provide opportunities for character building. We introduce Galations 5:22-23 - The fruit of the Spirit; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school