Mission Statement and Philosophy
Like St. Bernadette Catholic School, the mission of our preschool is to provide an excellent education for our students in a faith-based environment. The parish and school community strive to advance the spiritual, academic, social, emotional and physical development of our students. Our goal is to prepare each child to maintain a close relationship with God, to continually grow in personal holiness, and to live out Christian values in his or her lifetime.
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.