Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what it is in a child’s soul.

-Frederick Froebel

Who We Are

Hope Children’s Center was established in 1978 by Hope Presbyterian Church as a community outreach ministry. Today, Hope Children’s Center continues to nurture and educate children in a loving Christian atmosphere.

Every child is a blessing from God and a valued member of the global community. At Hope Children’s Center we celebrate cultural, linguistic and religious diversity and create an environment in which every child knows they are loved, accepted, and respected.

We strive to develop learners who are…

Inquirers

Knowledgeable

Thinkers

Communicators

Principled

Open-minded

Caring

Risk-takers

Balanced

Reflective

In alignment with International Baccalaureate principle, we inquire:

Who we are

Where we are in time in place

How we express ourselves

How the world works

How we organize ourselves

How we share the planet

Our Approach

Our teachers work diligently to fulfill our mission by providing an environment which:

Values each child as a blessing.

Encourages children to promote positive self-image

Guides children to celebrate individual differences and look for commonalities

Develops independence

Reinforces social skills

Encourages exploration and fosters curiosity

Teaches academics readiness and empathy

Inspires lifelong learning

We foster learning through a holistic approach with a  firm foundation in play-based learning.

Holistic learning enhances socio-emotional, physical and cognitive development by providing a vibrant and dynamic classroom setting that embraces play, discovery and exploration.

Play-based learning is a crucial component for success in early childhood education, allowing children to be age-appropriate while challenging their thinking and ability to comprehend complex thoughts.

Active Learning

Children blossom in a play-based, active learning environment. 

Our teachers offer engaging and developmentally appropriate curriculum choices. The curriculum is designed to develop a child’s curiosity while strengthening social, emotional, physical, and intellectual skills. Teachers are available to support each child’s learning and discovery. 

Intentional activities are experienced through:

open-ended activities

dramatic play

art expression

literature

exploration and experimentation

outdoor activities

problem solving with peers

pro-social skills

music

Spanish language class

fine and gross motor skills

Here we are at Hope today,
Where we learn and sing and play,
Friends and teachers all around,
Listen to our happy sound!
See us as we smile and grow.
God is watching us, we know.

Hope Children’s Center Staff

All staff members participate in training related to early childhood education, curriculum, safety measures, and other topics to enhance our programs. 

Our staff is committed to:

sharing God’s love with the community

establishing and maintaining loving relationships with children and their families

being intentional with our actions, planning and interactions with the children

facilitating and nurturing learning