About CLC

Our Mission

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Our mission is to support the family by extending the ministry of North Oxford Baptist Church by providing a biblically based, age appropriate weekday education to infants, pre- school, and school age children.  We will love, nurture and teach each child by God’s example.  Our words will encourage, our actions will be gentle, and our hearts will love unconditionally.

Our Purpose

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We know every child is fearfully and wonderfully made, and is a priceless Masterpiece designed by God. Our purpose is to help each child reach his or her full potential by recognizing the child as a unique, special creation of God and to design and implement a high quality early childhood program of activities and experiences that will develop each child mentally, physically, spiritually, socially, and emotionally.

Our Philosophy

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Children learn best through play in a safe, nurturing environment that encourages hand-on experiences.  Our program encourages and promotes positive development and learning by providing opportunities for discovery, hands-on experiences, imaginative free play, observation, and positive peer and adult interactions. The play environment encourages appropriate and positive development across a wide range of domains while building self-confidence, independence, and self-discipline.

Our Curriculum

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Age-specific daily lesson plans and Bible lessons are developed using the WEE Learn Curriculum published by LifeWay Christian Resources and other age appropriate curriculum.  The curriculum will be supported by hands-on activities in the following learning centers: 

·       Fine Motor

·       Art

·       Music and Movement

·       Blocks

·       Sand and Water

·       Dramatic Play

·       Nature and Science

·       Math and Numbers

·       Large Motor

 

The curriculum’s unit themes will be enhanced by the use of children’s books.  Teachers will read daily to the children and a variety of books will be available to the children.  Our curriculum is designed to meet the” MISSISSIPPI EARLY LEARNING GUIDELINES.”    

Program Goals and Objectives

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  • To support the family by extending the ministry of North Oxford Baptist Church to families with young children. 
  • Provide a biblically based, age appropriate weekday education to infants, pre- school, and school age children.
  • We will love, nurture and teach each child by God’s example.  Our words will encourage, our actions will be gentle, and our hearts will love unconditionally.
  • Provide a classroom environment where children “learn by doing.”
  • Encourage the development of a joy for learning.
  • Provide age-appropriate learning experiences in an accepting, warm environment.
  • Encourage positive development across a wide range of domains while building self-confidence, independence, and self-discipline.
  • Provide opportunities for discovery, learning through concrete experiences, imaginative free play, observation, and positive peer and adult interaction.
  • Promote physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of young children.
  • Use basic health and developmental screenings as a means to determine the need for additional screening, referral for a comprehensive assessment, or needed professional services.
  • Use positive guidance techniques to provide a foundation for appropriate social interaction, positive self-esteem, and successful academic performance.
  • Provide an environment in which diversity is a part of daily routines and activities.
  • Teach hand washing and other health practices as part of the daily routine.
  • Provide positive mealtimes to encourage the development of healthy lifetime eating habits.
  • Povide outdoor play for the development of healthy bodies and minds.
  • Provide activities for children which encourage a positive transition from preschool into the kindergarten setting.
  • Provide a positive supporting environment in which children will develop self-directed, cooperative, trusting relationships.

Our Classrooms

Our classrooms are designed to meet the developmental needs of the children they help educate. Our teachers ensure each room is equipped to inspire creative learning and play, while reducing unnecessary clutter and maintaining a safe environment.

 

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