Every child is created by God for a special purpose and is given unique talents. In these early years of learning, their unique personality emerges. Children are unique individuals and have unique learning styles and needs, so our teachers use a range of teaching approaches from child-initiated learning to direct teaching. Children will have daily opportunities to choose activities and their own actions. Playing alone, with one or more children or in a small group, they interact with materials freely, in many ways. While children learn best through their play, not all play experiences lead to meaningful learning. Some concepts require explicit teaching. Direct teaching while it is usually purposeful and planned can also be spontaneous or an unplanned teachable moment. For example, the children have returned from a walk in the neighborhood; at circle time, their teacher records the children’s recollections about the experience on a chart. Your child’s world will be opened to new and exciting concepts during their PreK year that will ignite the flame for lifelong learning! We pray they will first learn to love God, love His Word, love their teacher, and love learning.