The Rock Academy Early Education Center exists to partner with families to provide a Christ-centered, nurturing, safe environment where
Each day, each child will GROW a little bit more…….
Grow in their love and understanding of God
Grow in their knowledge and view learning as exciting
Grow in their readiness skills and reach their potential
Grow in their connections with others
Grow in their development of character traits
Grow in their desire to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
Grow in their lifelong service & obedience to God
The Rock Academy Early Education Center believes that children are a gift from the Lord and agrees that the early years of a child’s growth and development are fundamental in establishing a foundation to build upon for future learning and future success.
“Children are a gift from the Lord.” Psalms 127:3
We desire to create a climate that partner’s with parents, along with celebrating, supporting, and affirming children as they discover and become all that God has created them to be spiritually, socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically.
The Rock Academy Early Education Center’s philosophy is founded and built upon the principles that:
- God created all things.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…” Genesis 1:1
- God revealed Himself to us through the written Word, the Bible, the living Word, Jesus Christ, and through His creation.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made.” John 1:1-3
- God is the center and is integrated in all learning.
“He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:17
- God desires us to gain knowledge and ultimately accept Jesus Christ as our Savior.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is a gift from God.” Ephesians 2:8
- God’s word, the Bible is our guidebook for everyday living and learning.
“Guide me in your truth and teach me…..” Psalm 25:5
- God’s biblical principles and practices are interwoven throughout the day, whether it be snack time, playground time, learning time, Bible time, or circle time.
“Little children, let us not love in word or talk, but in deed and in truth.”1 John 3:18
We provide a Christ-centered environment, where children have ample opportunities to grow in all developmental areas. We believe in honoring the developmental sequencing of growth that God created.
We honor each child God created and desire to help him or her become a self-directed, independent individual. We respect that each child is unique and special and has their own rate and style of learning.
Our program and staff acknowledge strengths and facilitate individual growth.
“…encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone.” I Thessalonians 5:14
We view ourselves as an extension of the home, desiring to come alongside parents. We provide effective communication and “train and educate” on behalf of parents, not in place of them. We desire to build an environment where a strong partnership and connection develops between staff and families therefore building security, trust, and value. We desire to provide resources to encourage and support parents on early education topics.
Our desire is for each child to:
Develop security in who God created them to be.
“For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful.” Psalm 139:13-15
Develop enthusiasm for the world God created for them to enjoy.
“Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been seen.” John 1:3
Develop an appreciation for those God has connected them to.
“Be kind to one another…” Ephesians 4:32
Develop a level of confidence to explore and try new experiences.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
Develop a desire to grow in all areas of life.
“And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” Luke 2:52
Develop an excitement for the opportunities God brings to them.
Develop an understanding of how much God loves them.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
Develop a desire to love God.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Mark 12:30
Develop a life demonstrated by Godly characteristics.
“…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23
Develop a desire to please and serve God.
“Whatever you do work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” Colossians 3:23-24