We believe children learn best through responsive, respectful, reciprocal care-giving relationships which also include strong, trusting relationships, and positive communication between the parents and caregivers. Each child is a unique and purposeful creation of God, made in His image (Luke 18:16) and one of the ways children learn about God and His plan for their lives is from the Bible. We believe each child learns by actively participating, exploring, and discovering (Proverbs 20:11). Children develop new knowledge and skills best when they build upon what they already know and can do, through play, examination and manipulation of concrete materials, and use of all their senses. Children must be encouraged to ask questions, experiment, make choices, and propose solutions. In so doing, children will learn to assume responsibility for their own actions and feelings as well as gain confidence in acting on their knowledge of the Bible and their physical and social worlds.