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Agape Dayschool

3130 Eastbrook Blvd.
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

(502) 379-0189

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

We are a Christian based preschool. We don't believe that one method of teaching works for all children. We offer individualized instruction when needed and all children are allowed the same opportunities. It is up to our teachers to make any adjustments necessary in order to accomodate all children. We believe that all children should be recognized for who they are as individuals.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

One-on-One time is available if child is behind. If a child is advanced we have higher level of educational materials available. For special needs we make sure to meet with any other persons that work with that child in order to better understand what his/her needs are and how to best relate to that child. We offer encouragement for all children and make adaptations as needed to accommodate any and all children.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Every child is an individual who has his/her own rate of physical development and own pace of learning. Each child is accepted, rewarded, loved, nurtured and taught as an individual.

Every child should be encouraged to build his/her imagination and creativity.

We will work to instill a sense of self-worth and self-confidence.

Each child should be provided activities and an environment that will nurture his/her self-esteem.

We will do our best to help each child gain and maintain a positive self-image.

Each child is guided through the day with positive reinforcement in all activities, always encouraged to try again, and is never pressured into participation of any activity.

Discipline is always handled on this belief: The child is a good person. It is the behavior that is unacceptable and needs guided to a more acceptable means of expression.

Parents are always welcome to visit anytime during the day. We would like to ask that you do however be considerate of the fact that we have a busy schedule. A phone call a few minutes prior to a visit will help us finish the task at hand and prepare for a class visitor. We appreciate parents that are willing to communicate and provide feedback regarding their child’s adjustment to being at Agape Dayschool.

A Typical Day

Agape Dayschool will provide clean and supervised classrooms. These areas will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized weekly with a disinfectant. Minor cleaning and organizing will occur daily. They will be checked daily for broken items or any unsafe condition that might be harmful to your child.

We will provide positive reinforcement and encouragement in all that your child does or attempts to do.

We will offer a variety of toys and play structure; art, music, story time, planned activities and a Christian based preschool curriculum.

Our primary concern and goal in caring for and teaching your child is to see your child grow physically, intellectually, socially, and emotionally to the very best of his/her ability.

This preschool facility operates out of a Christian home. While no specific religion will be targeted or encouraged in regards to your child, there will be bible stories, songs and prayers offered at mealtimes. No child will be forced to participate against a parent’s wishes, but they will be expected to be respectful of the other children that do participate. No inappropriate behavior or language will be tolerated from child, parent, family members’, guests or teachers. Children will not be exposed to any inappropriate books, music, T.V. shows, movies etc.

We will strive to provide your child with the necessary skills needed to be successful in Kindergarten.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

All children are tested at the beginning of the school year. Progress or lack of is discussed with parents on a regular basis. We have parent-teacher meetings as needed.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

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


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

First of all we have a meeting with parent and child prior to the start of preschool. This takes place in their classroom and lasts for minimum 1 hour. We allow them to explore the classroom, look at the books, try some of the learning toys available, color etc. We try to make it fun and feel comfortable and safe during that meeting. If additonal visits prior to the 1st day of school are needed then we do so. We allow parents to stay as long as they like on the first day. After that we ask them to limit their stay to no more than 15 minutes. After day three we do not have parents stay at all. We do have additional staff for the first few weeks of school to help in getting the children settled into a routine. We comfort any child that is having difficulty in being left. We reassure them that mommy/daddy will be coming back for them and we try to encourage them to join another child in some quiet time play until they are comfortable with joining a larger group.