Philosophy  

Hope Preschool was established to provide quality, accessible early childhood education and care for the families of Mataura and surrounding districts.

Philosophy

I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11
Hope Preschool will provide:
Qualified teachers who are faithful to the Christian values of the centre
Curriculum that is based on God’s Word and the principles of Te Whāriki
Facilities that provide a safe and nurturing environment
Values centred on God’s Word
Over time and with guidance and encouragement children at Hope Preschool will become increasingly capable of:
Knowing they are loved and valued by God
Teachers will role model biblical values and share Bible stories, songs, and values with the children. Children will be taught that they are created special and loved.
Being independent
Teachers will encourage children to look after their own belongings, try new things, take responsibility for choosing their own play, and ask for help when needed.
Caring for themselves and others
Teachers will role-model positive relationships, and encourage children to respect others differences, welcome others to preschool, become independent in personal care, and look after the preschool environment.
Playing with and alongside others
Teachers will provide opportunities for children to co-operate and collaborate with others, to include others in their play, and promote the learning of others.
Contributing and communicating their thoughts, feelings and ideas
Teachers will prioritise oral language development through small and large group activities, conversations, listening to children, and seeking their opinions. Children will be encouraged to take on leadership.
Problem solving through creativity and exploration
Teachers will create an environment that empowers children to make choices about their learning through open ended resources, loose parts, and research resources.