Mission Statement and Philosophy
The community of Saint Bernadette Catholic School and Parish works together to form hearts and minds in Christ. By fostering a love for lifelong learning, we develop the whole child through faith formation, service to others, and academic excellence to be leaders in our ever-changing world.
Saint Bernadette Preschool understands that young children learn through play; play is their work. Play has all the characteristics of a complete educational process. It secures concentration for a great length of time. It develops initiative, imagination and interest. There is complete emotional involvement. Play is inherently individual and has no pre-determined expectations. There can be no "failure" in play. Each child is free to succeed at self-chosen tasks, and this success leads to feelings of competence, self-worth and the willingness to try new things.
Young children are learning all the time and it is our responsibility to guide them in the learning process. Learning takes place when children can question, explore, share information and ideas and try new activities. Our goal is to provide a place where young children can learn in a safe, loving, Christ-centered environment.