Why Choose Faith North ECLC?
Faith North Early Childhood Learning Center is a very unique preschool in our state. Located within Phoenix Elementary School District #1, it is designed to meet each child’s individual needs within a curriculum that is culturally relevant and all the resources preschoolers need on one campus. This depth of resources for preschoolers is rarely found on one self-contained campus.
Our program recognizes that readiness in children varies both within and among themselves. The focus is on the development of the whole child in a cognitively and effectively rich and responsive environment. Problem-solving and child-initiated activities are promoted through the use of developmentally appropriate practices. Every child has the opportunity to participate in a variety of active learning experiences to foster cognitive, communication & adaptive social, emotional, and physical skills development. Educational experiences for preschool students are based on the understanding that young children learn through socio-dramatic and constructive play. The preschool classroom will create an environment that promotes independence, fosters decision-making, and encourages the involvement of children and their families.
Preschool is the foundation upon which a child’s future as a learner is built. It is a program in which children share experiences, learn to get along, explore and discover, enjoy books, develop good work habits, make decisions and gain self-confidence. In preschool, children experience the excitement of learning and all that it represents.
An important component of the preschool program is to provide quality training, which meets the identified needs of families, parents, staff, and volunteers.
We focus on ensuring a positive environment for children to learn and grow by:
- Setting clear, consistent, fair expectations for classroom behavior;
- Teaching social skills and the appropriate vocabulary to use in social interactions
- Valuing mistakes as learning opportunities;
- Redirecting children to more acceptable behavior or activities;
- Listening when children talk about their feelings and frustrations;
- Guiding children to resolve conflicts through the modeling of skills to find solutions;
- Patiently reminding children of school rules for a safe, happy environment;
- Teaching social skills and vocabulary to use when interacting.