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Our Vision

It is our vision that through the Hillsdale Church Child Care Ministries we will provide a safe and loving environment for children, where they will learn the good news of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and will come to understand how Biblical truth applies to their lives.  We seek to teach children Christian values and to help develop a pattern of behavior that mirrors those values.

The Creative Curriculum

We utilize the research-based, The Creative Curriculum to help us structure our program and reach our goals.  “The Creative Curriculum helps teachers interact with children in ways that promote development and learning, foster children’s social competence, support children’s learning through play, create rich environments for learning and forge strong home/school connections,” according to The Creative Curriculum, Research Foundations Papers by Teaching Strategies.


The Creative Curriculum addresses all important areas of learning, from technology to the arts and incorporates them throughout every part of the day. The creative learning activities such as dramatic play, blocks, and math, reading, social/emotional. Classrooms are set up for exploration and learning. Children have many opportunities to make choices, experiment, and interact with others.This physical environment affects the quality of learning interactions  There are distinct areas, "centers":  blocks, dramatic play, manipulatives, art, reading, sensory, music and movement, and different outdoor play spaces so children know what choices are available and can make decisions.centers and open-ended art activities provide opportunities for children to build positive relationships to their peers. 


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Learning the Fundamentals

The Preschool at Hillsdale Church provides many opportunities to explore and discover because we believe children can learn through teacher-constructed, purposeful play situations. This enables children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong creative thinking skills. Our teachers observe children closely to understand each child’s interests, level and way of learning and find ways to tailor their lessons and classroom to increase their learning. We believe that warm and supportive teacher/child relationships encourage children’s motivation, involvement, self-direction, cooperation and positive attitudes toward school.  Our small class sizes and student/teacher ratios contribute to this relationship. We routinely conduct formal evaluations of skills and host a minimum of twice annual Parent/Teacher conferences to review each child's progress.

Statement of Equal Rights / Connection to the Church

Hillsdale Church Child Care Ministries provides equal opportunity without regard to race, religion, sex, age or national origin.  While families are not required to be members of Hillsdale Church, participants should be aware that Hillsdale Church Child Care is a Christian ministry.  During chapel and daily lessons we will tell Bible stories and sing songs on an age-appropriate level.  We will pray daily and bless all meals.

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