OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Our mission at Neighborhood Christian Center is to embrace individuality in a natural, developmentally appropriate play based environment which fosters a love of learning. It is our mission to nurture the whole child through wonder and discovery.
We teach children that God loves everyone and Jesus is their friend and Savior. We practice good stewardship of ourselves, relationships with others, and the world. We welcome all children regardless of race, sex, color, religion, nationality, or ethnicity.
Neighborhood Christian Center was established in 1981 as a non-profit service to the families and children of our community. Neighborhood Christian Schools are operated by Agape Schools, Inc., a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Religious Corporation (www.agapeschools.com). To this day, NCC’s purpose remains steadfast, to nurture the whole child, support families, partner with our community, show good stewardship of our world while loving, honoring, and serving God.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS: Neighborhood Christian Center-Preschool/Agape Schools admits students of any age, race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Facility License #: Preschool – 434407992 / Daycare – 434407991
PHILOSOPHY OF LEARNING
NCC‘s primary principle is to promote participation in developmentally-appropriate activities which are child and teacher led taking place in both indoor and outdoor learning environments. Children are encouraged to learn through play. NCC’s play based philosophy draws from multiple theorists such as Piaget, Dewey, Gardner, Erikson and Vygotsky to name a few.
Cognitive: Cognitive development leads to “knowing.” Children develop and grow as they acquire, apply, adapt, integrate, and evaluate knowledge while constructing new and expanding old concepts. The developmental focus is physical, logical, mathematical and social conventional knowledge. This includes scientific understanding and critical thinking.
Language: The developmental focus of the language area is receptive and expressive language, listening, reading and writing. The purpose is for children to communicate their ideas and feelings.
Physically: As children progress physically, they will develop confidence and competence in the control and movement of their body. They will develop the attitudes, knowledge, skills, and practices that lead to maintaining respect and protection of their bodies. The developmental focus is health, improved fine and gross motor skills, and body awareness.
Socially: The developmental focus is on social skills and relating to the world around them. This focus allows children to play, socialize, learn appropriate behavior, build empathy, and develop impulse control.
Spiritually: The developmental focus is learning that Jesus is God and that He loves everybody. Children learn that the Bible is God’s Word, how and why we pray, how to serve others, to be good stewards and to be Christ-like in all we do.
NCC AS A GREEN CAMPUS
NCC as a green campus makes healthy choices for ourselves and our planet. Our goal is to reduce our carbon footprint and to show children, staff, families, community and the world how we can live responsibly on Earth. A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases produced by human activity.
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Neighborhood Christian Center is a Ministry of Agape Schools Inc., dba: Neighborhood Christian Schools (NCS); A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Religious Corporation
Tax ID #: 94-275-2656 / www.agapeschools.com