Early Childhood Education
Elim Children’s Center offers a complete preschool program for no additional fee. Many children anticipate the day they will be “big enough” to go to elementary school. At Elim Children’s Center, the preparations for that day are fostered by dedicated teachers in our early learning environment. A complete pre-school program assures parents that their child will be ready for kindergarten.
Because our program is designed to maximize individual development and promote developmentally appropriate practices, our activities focus on the process of learning. Therefore, the emphasis is on the experiences of the children rather than the results of those experiences. Days are filled with both planned and spontaneous moments of learning. There is time allowed for active outdoor play, imaginative games, independent discoveries, and group activities.
We strive to provide a safe, comfortable, loving Christian environment where all children can learn and be respected, regardless of their individual differences.
- Assist children in learning to live comfortably in a social environment and in the family
- Develop a respect for individual and cultural differences through discussion, literature, and role modeling
- Provide opportunities for the children to interact, guided by models of socially acceptable behavior
- Enhance the child’s self-esteem, self-awareness, and self-confidence by offering many opportunities for a child to succeed, express ideas, and understand his/her emotions and to attain skills to control them
- Provide opportunities for math, science, reading, memory skills, language development, and social science
- Increase attention span and follow simple directions
- Foster creativity and self-expression through art, music, and dramatic play
- Develop small muscles by using scissors, glue, clay, blocks, puzzles, beads, pegs, etc
- Develop large muscles through outdoor activities
- Stimulate and encourage curiosity and provide opportunities for problem solving
- Encourage children to take care of their own needs with support from adults in their environment