Child Care & Preschool

Our mission is to serve our community by making an investment into the lives of children and families. To provide a safe, loving, Christian environment in which children discover the world around them and the treasure within them.

Children will be nurtured, valued and given positive guidance so that they become secure in their identity, their relationships and in the world around them. They will be encouraged to explore, discover and become positive, self-controlled problem solvers.

Infants

Our first job is to get to know you and your child as unique individuals. Our infant program utilizes on-demand scheduling to assure that each child’s specific needs are met, so that they grow and thrive. The caregiver’s gentle, reassuring voices help establish a “home-away-from-home” for your little one, filled with security, warmth, love and trust. Our approach to caring for infants allows each individual child to develop and progress at their unique rhythm. We encourage an environment for the child that is physically safe, cognitively challenging and emotionally nurturing. Our consistent & knowledgeable staff will become your partners in navigating the sea of developmental changes you will encounter during your child’s first year.

Toddlers

A nurturing environment where children are challenged with new activities to stimulate their progress and give them opportunities to explore through: large and small muscle activities, art, sensory experiences, circle time, outside time and much more! Developing self help skills such as: using utensils at meals, drinking from a cup, communicating needs and identifying objects, start children on the path to becoming independent learners. Children are guided as they begin to develop social skills like sharing, talking, and gentle touches.

Preschool 2yrs

Asserting independence, communication skills and social awareness go hand-in-hand. Their classroom is filled with blocks, books, dress-up clothes, dishes and all sorts of things to encourage a child’s imagination. They love to work with art materials and sensory experiences like washing baby dolls or digging in the dirt with trucks. It may look like play, but the children are working very hard at their emotional development, using pretend play to act out their feelings and communicate their curiosity and concern.

Our learning environments provide one-on-one instruction to foster individualized learning. What may appear to be a very free-formed class is in fact quite structured and tailored to children’s needs. We strive to provide a wide array of learning outlets for children, which include: practical life, language development, mathematics, science and mechanics.

Preschool 3-5yrs

Activities are planned in discovery areas where they can experience and develop lifelong learning skills. We will foster individual learning by providing challenging age appropriate activities that will enhance each area of the developing child, including the spiritual. It is our goal to prepare them in every way possible for success in school and life.Children enrolled in this program must be fully potty trained.

We encourage each child to explore and play while offering guidance to help develop self-control and positive social skills. Group time promotes community in the classroom by providing an environment of learning and shared culture. Self-guided play allows each child to learn responsibility and respect for materials. We provide opportunities to: develop confidence, leadership, creativity, self control, build strong friendships, expand attention span, verbal skills, motor skills, and to learn to value others with kindness and respect.    

Morning Preschool

Activities are planned in discovery areas where they can experience and develop lifelong learning skills. We will foster individual learning by providing challenging age appropriate activities that will enhance each area of the developing child, including the spiritual. It is our goal to prepare them in every way possible for success in school and life.Children enrolled in this program must be fully potty trained.

We encourage each child to explore and play while offering guidance to help develop self-control and positive social skills. Group time promotes community in the classroom by providing an environment of learning and shared culture. Self-guided play allows each child to learn responsibility and respect for materials. We provide opportunities to: develop confidence, leadership, creativity, self control, build strong friendships, expand attention span, verbal skills, motor skills, and to learn to value others with kindness and respect.

Our morning preschool program is offered 5, 3 or 2 days a week from 9-11:30 a.m. Morning preschool is in session from Mid September to the end of May.

School Age Care

During the summer we offer a fantastic all day adventure program for children in K – 5th grades.  During the school year , activity programs are offered before and after school and on school closure days.  At this time we do not offer transportation to and from schools.  Salem Academy currently transports school age to children to our facility on their bus in the afternoon.

Chapel

On Wednesday morning all classes join together in the sanctuary for chapel time.  The children enjoy learning new songs and singing their favorites and then listening to a short bible lesson time.  We currently are using My ABC Bible Verse Curriculum.

Please call 503-370-8816 for current tuition information.

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