Everyday at the Zion Lutheran Early Childhood Education Center, children are encouraged to develop their intellect, along with their physical body. All of this is done in a Christ centered environment allowing children to grow in their relationship with God and at the same time, mature in their social relationships with their peers. At Zion's Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) we believe that Christianity is the basis of all education. God's promise is that we are to "train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." - Proverbs 22:6.
We strive to recognize and meet each child's emotional, social, spiritual, and physical needs and believe that children learn best by working with hands-on experiences using their five senses - touching, seeing, hearing, smelling and tasting - in a creative atmosphere.
We acknowledge parents' primary influence and dedicate ourselves to cooperate with them in a shared responsibility of educating their child, "in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." - Ephesians 6:4
We recognize the uniqueness of each child and offer opportunities for growth by providing them with a positive, creative, and stimulating environment in which to develop and learn. It is our hope that by focusing on the whole child, with a strong emphasis on self-esteem, our children will enjoy continued success in the world.
We believe that play is to be respected as a vehicle for learning. Children use this concept to model, create, explore, solve problems, interact socially, pretend and dream.