Shawnee Presbyterian Preschool is based on the philosophy that all children are entitled to high-quality social, spiritual, emotional, physical and intellectual care. These components of early education are the stepping stones to the enthusiastic, self-confident, inquisitive child and ultimately, to the productive adult who will influence our future.
To achieve our goals, Shawnee Presbyterian Preschool strives to provide the love, guidance and experiences necessary to meet each child's individual needs within his or her own unique timetable of development.
"Earliest isn't best. Fastest isn't best. If what we want for our children is a lifetime of excellence -- in experience, in ability, in knowledge -- we must be responsible enough to wait and thorough enough to look at all sides of their development."
Before the Basics
We believe God's children are special and unique and should be taught according to their own developmental level. In a Christian environment each child is guided toward becoming the most complete person he or she can be by emphasizing not only academic skills but also socialization and verbal skills. We do this by offering opportunities to make decisions, to try new things, to make mistakes and to discover on their own under our guidance. We believe in the power of praise as the main tool to raise a child's self-esteem. We teach God's love by demonstrating an unselfish, caring attitude toward each other, by respecting and accepting differences and by understanding that all of us are created equal in God's image.