ECE has its foundation in the biblical imperative for purposeful training of the young child. As Christian educators, we are admonished to teach the words of the Bible “diligently unto the children,” and to “train up a child in the way he should go” (Deut. 6:7 and Prov. 22:6).
The Pacific Union Conference recognizes that the early education of young children is the beginning of a continual growth process. “Too much importance cannot be placed upon the early training of children. The lessons learned, the habits formed, during the years of infancy and childhood, have more to do with the formation of the character and the direction of the life than have all the instruction and training of after years” (Ministry of Healing, p. 380).
Adventist ECE programs seek to nurture the minds of young children strengthening their ability to be thinkers rather than mere reflectors of the thoughts of others (Education, p. 17), provide loving service rather than seeking selfish ambition, maximizing the development of one’s potential and appreciating all that is beautiful, true and good.
In partnership with the home and church, it is essential that a balanced ECE program be established to meet the needs of a child’s spiritual, physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development. This focus has the full intention of affirming the value of each child and family, bringing them closer to Christ (NAD Working Policy FED 05 10).
Our early childhood programs provide environments where Jesus is daily portrayed as a caring Savior and Friend. All teachers are expertly trained and ready to inspire curiosity and faith. A new, tailor-made curriculum developed by the North American Division (NAD) is implemented in the ECE programs is what makes them unique. CREATION Kids is a faith-based, comprehensive, self-contained, digital curriculum that promotes the development of the whole child and provides guidance, support, and needed resources to meet the diverse needs of three-and four-year-old children.
Consider choosing one of the many bustling early childhood programs situated within the Pacific Union Conference. Staffed by highly trained and committed early childhood teachers, our ECE programs give your child the opportunity for a head start on learning through play and a unique chance to learn about the God who created them and loves them.
Bishop Rainbow Connection
Pacific Union College
Discoveryland Children's Center Angwin
A+ Adventist Children’s Center
Adventist Education Simi Valley Preschool
Conejo Adventist Preschool
Discoveryland Child Care Center
Los Angeles Discoveryland Preschool
San Fernando Valley Academy Child Development Center
Three Angels’ Pre-School and Infant Center