Love the Children Learning Center
Our Mission Statement
To provide a safe loving Christian environment for children to grow, develop, and learn benefiting the child, family, and the community.
Our Philosophy Statement
We strive to provide a quality educational program that honors Jesus Christ. Our program is taught from a Biblical perspective aimed at integrating Christian values and character into the lives of children, equipping them for their life.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and that God created each child unique. Because each child grows and develops at their own pace, we strive to meet the needs of each child individually. We believe that children learn physically, socially, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually through play. Our teachers act as learning facilitators providing the children with both teacher-directed and child-directed activities that guide them educationally and spiritually.
We believe that children strive to meet the expectations that the adults in their lives set for them, so we expect children to behave in a Christian manor. We encourage and teach the Fruit of the Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, and Self-Control.
We believe that parents are their child’s primary teachers and that parents are responsible for setting a Godly example for their children not just by their words but also by their actions. We feel that together, we must do our best to develop positive relationships to help each child thrive at our center. It is our goal is to provide encouragement, support, and enrichment to each child and their family when needed.
Our physical environment provides organized learning centers for children to explore providing numerous opportunities for children to develop physically, socially, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually.
Our Birth through Pre-K Curriculum Statement
We believe that play is the primary source of learning, so our program curriculum is based on “play” being the work of children. Through play, children have the opportunity to actively engage in making their own choices, experimenting with new materials, and exploring new ideas promoting their physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual development.
The New Mexico Early Learning Guidelines are used as a framework to assess children’s growth, development and learning. The Early Learning Guidelines are designed to provide reasonable expectations for children at different ages so that our early childhood professionals have criteria to refer to as they observe children in action, determine their levels of performance and plan curricular interventions to help them grow, develop and learn to their fullest potential. The Bible is used to teach basic Christian values and character. Creative Curriculum is used as a model to organize our environment into various learning centers. Zoo Phonics Curriculum is used to teach pre-kindergarten reading, writing, and math skills. These tools combined help us to create experiences that help the children grow and develop, socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually, and spiritually as well as assists us in building a skill base that ensures children are adequately prepared for kindergarten.
Time for nutritional, healthy meals and snacks is planned each day. We feel that meals are an excellent time to teach children many skills such as manners, self-help skills and self-control. As children become developmentally ready, they will be taught how to set the table, serve themselves and others, and how to clean-up after themselves and others.
Breakfast, Lunch, & Snack are provided. Breakfast is served at 9:00am, Lunch is served at 12:00pm, and Snack is severed at 3:00pm.
We are enrolled in the Child and Adult Food Program sponsored by the USDA. Parents are asked to complete an application at enrollment to allow us to be reimbursed for meals served. Menus are carefully planned and approved by the Child & Adult Food Program nutritionist.