"Whittier Christian Preschool is a program designed
to enhance a child's spiritual, mental, social and
physical development. It is our goal to provide
each child with an environment that will allow
them to develop in all these areas. We help to
develop in children the feeling of being loved
and valued. "And Jesus grew in wisdom and
stature, and in favor with God and men."
We keep our program flexible so that
the individual needs of the child
may be met and each child progress
at their own rate of speed. All
teaching is CHRIST-CENTERED.
"Train up children in the way they
should go, and when they are old they will not
depart from it." Proverbs 22:6
God is central to our educational approach at
Whittier Christian Preschool. We believe the
purpose of the school is to teach truth and the
skills a child needs to discover and understand
truth. God claims himself to be truth:
"I am the way, the truth and the life…"
Our school seeks to teach truth and so must focus on
God who is the essence of Truth. Our students
will understand who God is, what He desires for
each person, what He says about the world
around us, and how we can know Him.
We believe the Bible is a most precise revelation of
God's truth and must be central to our teaching.
All truth discovered must be consistent with
We believe God created the universe perfectly. Man
was created in God's image for fellowship with
Him. Man separated himself from God throughsin. It was necessary for God's Son, the Lord
Jesus Christ, to shed His blood and die, taking
man's penalty for sin and making possible, by
His resurrection, a restoration of fellowship
between man and God. A renewed relationship
between God and man is the beginning
thorough education, and the education of the
We believe God has charged parents with the
primary responsibility for the training of their
child. The role of the school is to compliment
the training with an emphasis on the need for
a personal relationship with Christ and
involvement in a local church.
We believe each child should evidence growth
in every area in his life - Spiritual, academic,
social, emotional and physical. We believe a
structured, disciplined environment is most
successful in helping us reach this goal.
We believe that the one who will be teaching a
child must themselves be teachable, a student
of the Truth. The teacher must have formal
training to teach and must understand the needs
of the age he or she will be teaching.
The teacher must evidence an ability to
communicate effectively to boys and girls.
The teacher must love and enjoy children.
In stating the philosophy of Whittier Christian
Preschool, we realize that we have not fully
achieved this ambition and so we commit
ourselves to model our beliefs before the
Excerpted from the preschool's website