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Prince of Peace Day Care & PreSchool is an outreach ministry of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Cedar Crest, NM. It provides child care and preschool education for children of the local community in a Christ-centered environment. The school exists to introduce the Christian Gospel to young children and families as well as to provide a safe, fun, and learning environment that prepares children to enter the elementary education system.

Religious Education - The school exists to share the Word of God and the saving grace of Jesus Christ to young children and families. We believe that the Holy Spirit works through the Word of God, building faith in all age groups, even the very young. Children are taught the Biblical narrative, God’s story of creation, and His loving care of humankind through the generations. We teach about God’s gracious and forgiving nature through the work of His Son Jesus Christ. We believe that true joy only comes from the gift of faith offered to all who believe and accept the grace of our loving God as revealed to us through His Word alone and shared with us through the Bible.

Scholastic Education - POP Day Care and PreSchool offers academic excellence in the preparation of children for elementary education. The school provides educational and developmental experiences that are age-appropriate with the intent of building readiness to enter Kindergarten and the elementary education system. The school offers seasonal thematic learning opportunities that teach the educational basics, including language and pre-reading skills, basic arithmetic, classroom skills, activities of daily living, and acceptable social behavior.

Program Design (Day Care) - Daycare is offered for infants & toddlers in a warm & loving environment. Daily interactions include learning colors, letters, numbers, singing, free-play, access to the outdoors & age-appropriate experiences. We help each child develop to their potential physically, socially, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually; an emphasis on honesty, caring for others & Christian love is paramount. Daily prayer and age-appropriate biblical teaching is part of the regular curriculum.

Program Design (PreSchool) - The introduction of a classroom environment is provided for preschool-age children to prepare them for elementary education, including pre-reading, simple math, classroom etiquette & age-appropriate experiences to encourage cognition & development. We also included free play, outdoor play as well as, music, song, art & exercise. We help each child develop to their potential physically, socially, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. Daily prayer and age-appropriate biblical teaching is part of the regular curriculum.

    

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