"The goal of the First Church Early Learning Center is to provide a quality learning experience, addressing all areas of the child's development: physical, emotional, social, and cognitive. The Learning Center is a place where children and childhood are celebrated; where development of self-esteem and self-expression are key elements of the early childhood curriculum; where no question or problem is too big or too small to be heard; and where parents can always find nurture and support for their important role in their children's lives. It offers a safe and pleasant environment where children are both cherished and encouraged to grow; a curriculum that is child centered and age appropriate and a staff that is professional and compassionate. The Learning Center is non-sectarian, and seeks to teach, by example, ways of peace and love, empowering children to resolve their own problems in non-violent ways , to respect each other, and themselves: and to reach out to others. It aims to celebrate the diversity of humankind, involving the children in the festivals of a variety of faiths and cultures; and it provides a non-violent, multi-ethnic environment of books, pictures, music, dolls and toys."
Excerpted from the preschool's website