Woodmont Christian Preschool (WCPS) operates as an outreach of Woodmont Christian Church (WCC). WCPS seeks to reach and minister to the children and families in the community by offering a high quality weekday preschool program. WCC strives to strengthen the lives of the preschool families by providing opportunities for involvement through the family, children and women’s ministries.
The foundation of Woodmont Christian Preschool’s educational philosophy is the development of the whole child. The intellectual, social/emotional, creative, physical and spiritual growths of the child are all of equal importance.
WCPS provides developmentally appropriate preschool experiences designed to help each child develop:
· Intellectually by encouraging an enthusiasm for learning through exploration and hands-on experiences.
· Social/ Emotionally by encouraging participation in group activities, getting along with others and developing a feeling of security and belonging.
· Creatively by encouraging children’s imagination and supporting expression of their thoughts and ideas.
· Physically by encouraging experiences that develop large and small muscle coordination and motor skills.
· Spiritually by providing a chapel experience and by integrating a biblical worldview throughout the curriculum and learning environment. Christ-centered character qualities are modeled through the love of our staff and the responses given to the children in our care. Bible stories, songs, and prayer give children an awareness of God’s love for them.
Each child is a unique gift from God and is encouraged to progress at his or her own rate. The loving, caring, Christian atmosphere provides a warm backdrop, allowing children to feel confident as they experiment, make mistakes and discover their abilities. The stimulating, child centered setting offers a safe and developmentally appropriate environment where children can learn self-discipline and have the opportunity to make good choices. Experienced and devoted teachers create challenging opportunities for children, inspiring them to do great things.Type your paragraph here.
At WCPS, we believe the primary goal of discipline is to teach children self-discipline and self-control. This discipline approach recognizes and values children as human beings. We believe children should be treated with respect and balance their freedom with responsibilities. This is accomplished by setting limits, providing choices within those limits and using natural and logical consequences as the basis for discipline. Positive reinforcement and redirection allow our teachers to guide children as they make behavioral choices.
Children who are encouraged to make decisions learn their choices count. They can make mistakes and learn from them. These children have a sense of control and power in their lives and are responsible for their actions. At all times, we strive for the children to develop compassion for other’s feelings. It is our goal to eliminate conflict and replace it with cooperation and mutual respect. We believe this is a worthy and achievable goal. We welcome discussions regarding behavior and have a resource library available for parent’s use.
Teachers focus on each child’s social/emotional development and plan curriculum experiences that assist them to learn the skills needed to regulate their emotions, behaviors and attention. Teachers plan varied opportunities for children to develop a sense of competence and positive attitudes towards entering into social groups, developing friendships, learning to help and other pro-social behaviors. Our teachers never use physical punishment, threats or derogatory remarks, engage in psychological abuse, or withhold or threaten to withhold food as a form of discipline.
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) advocates freedom and respects diversity. Over the years, Woodmont has served as a "bridge church” or a common ground for people and families with diverse denominational backgrounds. At Woodmont Christian Church, we worship God as revealed through Jesus Christ in an atmosphere of joy and reverence. Just as our spire reaches toward heaven, we aspire to reach toward God. Finding unity within our diversity and guided by the Holy Spirit, we seek to serve with excellence, both as a Church and as individuals, through compassionate ministries to people in need, providing opportunities for spiritual growth, careful stewardship of all our gifts and of God's creation and bringing others to Christ by sharing the Gospel of faith, hope and love in our words and actions.
WCPS is a Christian preschool, believing in the truth and relevance of the Bible. We are all created in God’s image and WCPS accepts all regardless of race, color, national and ethnic origin. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 We are called to love all and WCPS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admissions policies or behavioral policies. Love your neighbor as yourself. No other commandment is greater than these. Mark 12:31
Woodmont Christian Church provides an opportunity for the 3, 4 and 5 year-old children of Woodmont Christian Preschool to attend a chapel service in the church sanctuary. The weekly fifteen-minute chapel service is led by a Woodmont Christian Church staff member. The chapel experience is designed to encourage spiritual development by offering an age appropriate opportunity for children to grow spiritually. Teachers accompany the children during the chapel service in the sanctuary. Parents are welcome to attend the service with their children.pose And Philosophy