Welcome to the Rock Academy Early Education Center!
Just as Jesus valued and put a high priority on children, we do too!
Through the many years of working with children and families, it has become clear to me that
“In the Heart of a Child, One Moment … Can Last Forever” – Wess Stafford
I am truly grateful for the Lord’s leading and the plethora of opportunities He has provided to interact with young children. In the 35+ years of working in the field of Early Education, I have been richly blessed to come alongside more than 4,000 children. My passion is to communicate how “fearfully and wonderfully” God has created them, to be one of their biggest cheerleaders and give them the confidence to try new experiences.
It is not uncommon to find me playing my autoharp and singing with the children, praying with children, letting them know how much Jesus loves them, or just giving hugs and affirmation.
“I have become convinced that if God stands a child before you, for even just a minute, it is a divine appointment.” – Wess Stafford
Everywhere we look we see glimpses of God. Spiritual development is our foundation and is interwoven into everything we do. Here at the Rock we want to introduce children to the loving God who created them, built a world for them and wants to be part of their everyday life.
A typical day for us at the Rock Academy Early Education Center involves enthusiastic learning, laughter, demonstrating love, limitless energy, developing friendships, joyful spirits, captivating exploration, building upon prior knowledge, and respecting one another.
We are here to:
- create environments that are “safe and nurturing”
- create environments where children are “ecstatic” to learn about the world God created for them
- create environments where they “know” how special they are & how much Jesus loves them
- create environments where children are “delighted” to learn & connect with others
- create partnerships with parents and “support”the role God has given them
- create environments where those in the field of EE are “equipped & trained” to carry out the work required
Blessed to serve the Lord, children, and families,
Rock Academy Early Education Director
About Our Staff
The staff at the Rock Academy Early Education Center have been called by the Lord to work with young children and lead by example. They understand children are impressionable and desire to come alongside them and provide opportunities to become all God created them to be. The staff strives to make a significant contribution to the children we serve, create and facilitate an environment that builds security, trust, confidence, independence, encouragement and enthusiasm.
“These commandments that I give to you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Deuteronomy 6:6 – 7
Each member of our staff have been employed as a qualified and competent person in Early Education to provide loving, firm, and caring direction and guidance to all the children. Each staff member is aware of unique differences and will provide appropriate care for each child according to his or her needs. The staff are certified by the State, or are presently taking courses to become certified. All of our staff are certified in Pediatric CPR and First Aid. Our staff continually participate in conferences and professional growth to remain up to date in the field of Early Education and the needs of families and young children.
Each staff member is a professing believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and is active in a Christ-centered church of their choice which agrees with the mission statement of The Rock Church. Each staff member shares the attitude of serving you and your child(ren) based on Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.” The Director is available to serve and help our families in any way possible.