"The educational philosophy of Eden Christian Academy is based on a Christ-centered view of truth and man, as revealed in the Bible. Man is a product of the creative power of God. Therefore, God is at the center of the Christian view of life.
The following outline of the steps to the development of the educational philosophy of Eden Christian Academy naturally begins with God:
Step 1: God stands at the center of the Christian's view of the world.
We believe that God is an eternal, personal being of absolute knowledge, power and goodness. He is the ultimate reality, the source of all reality and truth. He exists in three persons: God, the Father; God, the Son; and God, the Holy Spirit. (All truth is ascribed to the Trinity. God, the Father is the source of truth; God, the Son is the manifestation of truth; and God, the Spirit is the interpreter of truth.)
Step 2: God reveals Himself to mankind
The highest level of self-revelation was through His Son Jesus.
Self-revelation also comes through the Bible, God's Word, written by men inspired by the Holy Spirit.
God's revelation also comes through nature. Non-rational creation (all levels below man) has as its purpose to reveal the attributes of God. Rational creation (man) has as its purpose to glorify God and to do His will.
The Holy Spirit, present in each Christian, reveals God and guides each believer into all truth.
Step 3: A Christian Philosophy of Life.
Since God created and sustains all things through His Son Jesus Christ, the universe, and all life is related to God, and have the purpose of revealing and glorifying Him. This is particularly true of man who was made in God's image, different from all other creation, with the unique capacity to know and respond to God personally and voluntarily. Because man is a sinner by nature, he cannot, in this condition, know or honor God in his life. He can do this only by being born again through receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, and thus be enabled to do God's will.
Step 4: A Christian Philosophy of Education.
A Christian philosophy of education is seen as a means used by the Holy Spirit to bring the student into fellowship with God, to develop a Christian mind in Him, to help the student be sensitive to direct revelation by the Spirit of God to his spirit, and to train him in Godly living so that he will be able to fulfill God's total purpose for his life, personally and vocationally.
All aspects of the educative process - objectives, content methods, principles, and administration - are derived from the fact that God is central in the universe and the Source of all truth.
The mandate for Christian education comes from God's command that children are to be taught to love God and give Him pre-eminence in their lives and that parents are responsible for the total education and training of their children. The Christian school, along with the parents, is a partner in giving this education.
Excerpted from the preschool's website