Treasureland Preschool was founded in September, 1956 as the result of two circumstances. The neighborhood surrounding the church was growing rapidly as families with young children moved to the suburbs. Secondly, Christ Church recognized these young families, many of whom had no relatives in town, were in need of support and nurturing. Thus, Treasureland was formed as an outreach ministry of Christ Church, and continues to serve young families more than fifty years later.
We at Treasureland Preschool believe that child is distinctly unique and a treasured gift to be nurtured and challenged. Children learn best in a safe, joyful and nurturing environment and where natural curiosity is fostered and where exploration of the classroom and the world around them, as well as interaction with peers and teachers are critical components to their learning. We also believe that our purpose as educators is not so much to instruct, but to assist each child in the journey of discovery and the life-long love of learning.
Our dedicated and professional staff provide a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate curriculum which is designed to guide children toward optimal developmental growth, independence and social competence. Our specific intentions are:
- To provide a safe, creative and challenging environment, both indoors and outdoors, which has been designed and scaled exclusively for preschool children; to supply a wide variety of equipment and materials to enrich each child’s experience; and to encourage curiosity and creativity.
- To capitalize on the immense value of play, allowing children to learn firsthand through exploration and discovery and achieve optimum developmental growth in an enriched environment.
- To choose well-trained and qualified teachers who provide warmth and acceptance, and intuitively guide preschool children toward independence and social competence.
- To offer multiple opportunities for appropriate language development, encouraging and fostering the clear expression of ideas and feelings.
- To provide a respectful and accepting environment for children of diverse backgrounds and cultures, and to foster an environment which emphasizes and celebrates conflict resolution.