New Hope Preschool Mission
"Partnering with families to build a foundation of faith, character, and skill for a lifetime of joy and purpose."
Our mission flows from the following core values:
- God creates children in his image, and places them in families for their nurture and growth. Families (specifically parents) have primary responsibility for their children’s education.
- Young children have vast moral, intellectual, spiritual, social and physical capacities which can and should be developed.
- Showing the love of God in Christ through the teachings of the Bible and the examples of good role models is the best way to nurture young ones.
- Each child has unique gifts and interests that should be encouraged.
- Exposure to foreign language and culture at a young age will serve people throughout their lives.
- An environment of joy and excellence (not perfection!) in early childhood will foster a lifestyle of joy and excellence as children grow up.
We put our mission statement into practice as follows:
"Partnering with families"
We maintain strong partnership with families through letters, conferences, parents' classes, special events, and ceremonies.
"to build a foundation of faith,"
Children learn about God's plan for salvation in Christ and how to live in relationship with God and others through Bible stories, prayer, and practical application of Bible themes.
Children especially learn that they are created in God's image and are are uniquely gifted to serve God and their communities.
"foundation of character,"
Through teaching and interaction with teachers and classmates, children grow in love, joy, peace, kindness, patience, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. (The Bible, Galatians 5:22-23)
"and foundation of skill"
Children learn academic skills and acquire tools of learning so that they can succeed in elementary school.
Children develop physically by playing outside every day (weather permitting), participating in PE, and engaging in music and movement activities.
Children learn English and foreign culture through instruction and interaction with teachers and classmates.
Children learn decision-making and social skills through a variety of large-group, small-group, and individual activities, where real choices are given whenever appropriate.
"for a lifetime of joy and purpose."
In every decision we make regarding lessons, activities, classroom management, and even discipline, we ask ourselves how we can serve the older children, teenagers, and adults that our students are becoming.
We choose long-term benefits over quick and easy results, because God desires a lifetime of joy and purpose for our students.