The Good Shepherd Preschool is being established as a faith-based educational ministry of Highway Assembly of God. As such, we will seek to glorify God through Christ-centered teaching, academic excellence and Christian service, all provided in a distinctly loving and nurturing environment.
We believe that a well-developed, comprehensive academic program is essential in a student’s educational process. Our mission will be to help your child to grow and become strong, filled with wisdom and the grace of God in all aspects of growth: cognitive, spiritual, physical and social. Our curriculum will provide a solid foundation for the development of the fundamentals of learning and will utilize a combination of Christian and traditional textbooks. Our focus will be on developing a foundation in phonics and mathematics, as well as promoting character qualities, citizenship and community awareness. The Good Shepherd Preschool program of instruction will align closely with Virginia’s standards of learning for early childhood education.
In addition, and most importantly, the Bible will be integrated throughout the curriculum to provide children with an early foundation in the Word of God and impart wholesome Christian concepts. We will teach Christian values and introduce children and families to Jesus Christ and a personal relationship with Him.
At this important foundation stage, learning through play is critical. Hence our teachers will integrate a number of approaches to develop curiosity and the love for learning. Our curriculum will be designed to enhance a child’s development through multi-sensory activities that reinforce learning concepts with games, songs, poems and drama. Our teachers will use theme-based instruction and incorporate a hands-on approach in daily lessons, using learning centers as an integral part of the classroom experience.