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United Church Chapel On The Hill

85 Kentucky Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

(865) 482-2221


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Experienced teachers provide a warm, loving, and secure environment for children to grow, with opportunities to:
--play freely and creatively within a defined, secure environment;
--function independently according to their maturity level;
--gain a sense of competence and responsibility for their own conduct;
--be challenged and experience small successes that build self-confidence;
--take pleasure and satisfaction in what they have experienced and accomplished;
--learn to communicate verbally their feelings and wishes;
--learn to identify and solve problems of group living;
--interact with peers and adults, and enlarge on their abilities to give and receive love;
--be respected as individuals and learn to respect themselves and others.
The Nursery School affirms the importance of the family and strives to assist parents by:
--creating an extended-family atmosphere;
--being able to listen and discuss concerns and questions about parenting;
--offering support, understanding, and friendship;
--encouraging understanding, enjoyment, and acceptance of their child as a unique individual;
--sharing observations of the child's development and behavior at school;
--being available for spontaneous and scheduled conferences;
--welcoming parent's participation and sharing of their talents in the program;
--discussing classroom observations of the child concerning school readiness.
Excerpted from the preschool's website