At Celebrating Children
we want to know and understand each child as a valued
individual. We want to establish an atmosphere of
acceptance and well-being for all who participate in our
school. The educational plans at Celebrating Children
Preschool are designed to promote the healthy growth of
the “whole” child by meeting his/her emotional,
social, intellectual and physical needs.
importantly, we want to help the child realize that they
are special and loved by God.
A fundamental belief at
Celebrating Children is that children have the right to
be cared for in a safe, healthy, nurturing environment
by adults who are well-trained in child development
techniques. Some of the characteristics we believe to be
important for children to acquire within a group setting
Self-esteem: a sense of identity and
Competence in body and mind: a sense
Problem-solving ability: a sense of
reasoning and responsibility
Autonomy and independence: the ability
to make choices
Personal and interpersonal strengths:
the ability to communicate with and be sensitive to
others; and to get along with others
Appreciation for diversity
Creativity and innovation: a sense of
confidence and growth, and a desire to learn
Openness: a sense of trust and honesty
Coping with changes: a sense of inner
strength and self-control
Humor and happiness: the ability to
enjoy and have fun
curriculum at Celebrating Children is balanced between
structured and child-initiated opportunities.
learn in an environment that is filled with
age-appropriate equipment and learning materials.
program is flexible and offers the following interest
areas in the classrooms: dramatic play, books, blocks,
music, science, arts and crafts, large and small muscle
activities, as well as cognitive and sensory activities.
Creative play can provide pleasure and knowledge at the
same time, and we foster such opportunities.
takes place in January for the following year.
registration box at the top of this page for current
If you would like more information about our preschool
program, please contact Sandy Glessing at 952-985-7370.