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.