Central Baptist Kindergarten and Preschool

melissa.ludens@centralsf.org
605-336-2303

Philosophy of Education

We believe comprehensive preschool education should be age appropriate and based on solid child development principles.  It should address the child's development in the following areas:

  • Social

  • Emotional
  • Physical
  • Cognitive
  • Spiritual

In our setting, the preschooler will have a stable environment and the opportunity to:

  • Learn to work and play with others
  • Development large and small muscle dexterity
  • Receive stimulation for creative mental development
  • Learn to deal acceptably with emotions
  • Develop an understanding of God, Christ, loving, sharing, and other Christian values

We believe play should be the primary medium for a preschooler's learning.  The preschool provides a group setting with which the child can feel secure and separate easily from parents.

The teacher/child ration should be set low so teachers have the opportunity to observe play and creative expression, and there should be a balance between child-selection and teacher-guided activities.

Our preschool provides an opportunity for one-to-one experiences between teacher and child and fosters the development of string peer group friendships.  We believe that each child developments at his/her own pace and should be treated as an individual.