With almost 50 years of experience, our Learning Center began with the vision of providing a loving, Christian environment to the children of working parents. To this day, we hold true to those same values.
The Learning Center works to create a safe, nurturing atmosphere where children are encouraged to explore and innovate. With a very active school year, children can expect numerous activities such as egg hunts, parades, class parties, excursions, and presentations. Through this stimulating environment, students are able to freely express themselves through art projects, creativity, imaginative play and physical exercise while developing vital problem solving and pre-literacy skills.
Students are divided up according to age; even their playgrounds are separated in order to provide safe play. With a very high retention rate, teachers show how much they love and support these children. Many of the teachers at the Learning Center have looked on as children that were in their classes as infants and toddlers walked across the stage as high school graduates, one of whom recently returned as the new CELC Director.
Lesson plans are developed to be both fun and engaging. As children grow, the goal of our curriculum is to prepare these students adequately for the Lower School at Calvary Day School, which boasts statistics placing it in the top 15% of the nation based on Stanford 10 testing. When our students graduate from our 3-year-old program, they are more than ready for the next level, the world of Pre-K.
The Learning Center staff is committed to ministering to young children through teaching Bible stories, memory verses, and modeling daily prayer and Christian principles of behavior in the classroom. CELC is dedicated to teaching children in a way that promotes active learning through exploration, discovery, creativity, problem solving, and respectful interactions with peers and adults. We utilize both independent and group activities to promote social development and reinforce concepts in our classes.
We also believe a strong partnership with parents is vital to the overall development of each child. Our staff is dedicated to working with parents to make each child’s educational experience the best it can be.
Calvary’s mission is to build strong foundations of faith for young children while promoting spiritual, academic, social, intellectual, physical and emotional growth and development.
“Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’” Matthew 19:14