NPHX Weekday Preschool provides Bible-based instruction similar in content and style to our weekend Bible study curriculum, philosophy and methodology. We are honored to be regarded in the community as one of the valley’s most premier programs. NPHX Weekday Preschool is state-licensed and is available at competitive rates for parents of Preschoolers that are interested in providing Christian instruction for their Preschoolers. Schedule a tour by calling 602-707-5821 today!
For full-time or part-time care and instruction Monday through Friday.
For part-time Bible-based instruction and socialization for children ages three through Pre-Kindergarten.
Full day instruction using the highly regarded Saxon math and Open Court reading curriculum.
Luke 2:52 reminds us of how Preschoolers grow. “Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.”
Preschoolers today grow as Jesus did. They grow in wisdom (mentally), in stature (physically), in favor with God (spiritually), and man (socially and emotionally).
We minister to the whole child through Bible-learning activities that are designed to meet the spiritual needs of a Preschooler – and help assure his physical, mental, emotional and social growth as well. God will use each learning experience later in life to help them come to truly know Him and His Son.
From an academic perspective on the philosophies and methodologies of early childhood education and human development, we believe that Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) is the theory that most closely describes God’s design. The basic tenants of DAP are as follows:
1. The domains of development are: physical, social, emotional and cognitive. They are closely related and dependent on each other. Thus, we teach to the “whole child” and include all of the domains – to which we add one other – spiritual.
2. Development occurs in a relatively predictable and orderly sequence in the first nine years of life.
3. Development proceeds at varying rates from child to child as well as unevenly within different areas of each child’s functioning.
4. Early experiences have both cumulative and delayed effects on individual children’s development: optimal periods exist for certain types of development and learning.
5. Development proceeds in predictable directions toward greater complexity, organization and internalization.
6. Development and learning occur in and are influenced by multiple social and cultural contexts.
7. Children are active learners, drawing on direct physical and social experience as well as culturally transmitted knowledge to construct their own understandings of the world around them. Human beings are products of both heredity (biological maturation) and the environment and these forces are interrelated.
8. Play is an important vehicle for children’s social, emotional and cognitive development, as well as a reflection of their development. Play gives children opportunities to understand the world, interact with others in social ways, express and control emotions and develop their symbolic capabilities. Children’s play also gives adults insights into children’s development and opportunities to support the development of new strategies.
9. Development advances when children have opportunities to practice newly acquired skills as well as when they experience a challenge just beyond the level of their present mastery.
10. Children demonstrate different modes of knowing and learning and different ways of representing what they know. Humans possess at least seven intelligences: Verbal/Linguistic, Logical/Mathematical, Visual/Spatial, Bodily/Kinesthetic, Musical/Rhythmic, Naturalist/Scientific, Interpersonal and Intrapersonal.
Children develop and learn best in the context of a community where they are safe and valued, their physical needs are met and they feel psychologically secure.
In accordance with our Philosophy, The Preschool at North Phoenix structures the learning day by using curriculum based on Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) and supported by the National Association for the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC) and the Arizona First Things First initiative.
Specifically, we use components of the Biblically based Wee Learn curriculum as well as the award winning Teaching Strategies collection. Our Pre-K program is expanded to include Handwriting without Tears and Kindergarten adds Saxon Math and Open Court Reading. Our complement of curriculum provides a range of activities designed to meet the needs of each child at his/her level of development.