"Grace Church of Glendora exists to glorify God by developing committed followers of Jesus Christ, who attracts others to Him. Grace Preschool is one of our many church ministries that seek to attain this mission.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired and only infallible Word of God, and therefore, the final authority in faith and life. We believe in one God, existent in three persons: Father, son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that all mankind is born in sin and that only through personal faith in Jesus Christ's life, death, and resurrection, can a person receive forgiveness and eternal life.
The bible is the core of our curriculum, not just a separate subject matter. Weekly chapel services, Bible reading, and Scripture memorization are regular parts of our curriculum. Our goal is to relate the Bible and Jesus Christ to everyday lives of our students.
We recognize that the family is God ordained. It is the responsibility of the parents to teach and train a child. Grace Preschool is an extension of the educational process of the home. Our goal is to support the parent's responsibility in the education and nurturing of their child and to provide opportunities for family involvement.
A Christian emphasis, appropriate to the child's level of understanding, is incorporated by uplifting the Lord Jesus Christ,through prayer, teaching the Bible as God's word, music, drama, and art. The Bible clearly speaks to us concerning how essential it is to bring up a child in the principles and direction of Jesus Christ. â€œTrain up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart for it.â€? Proverbs 22:6
In these early years, concepts of oneself and others are formed. Our focus is to create a climate in which children feel competent in what they can do and integrate life-learning skills into their daily lives. Everything a child experiences through the day is a part of his/her total education. The classroom environment is designed to allow each child to participate in the experiences that are meaningful to him/her.
Children develop in an orderly, predictable pattern. As a result, we recognize that learning is best served through active exploration, manipulation of concrete (hands-on) materials, self-initiated projects, and receiving guidance from teachers. This is called â€œThe Developmental Process.â€? The child follows his/her own timetable within a predictable age range.
Excerpted from the preschool's website