Is it May already? I can’t believe it. What an exciting year we’ve had at Kids Express Preschool!
Over the past nine months, it has been a blessing to see our children grow physically, academically and spiritually. We especially love to hear them pray. It is not uncommon to have several hands shoot up when the teacher asks, “Does anyone want to pray?” It is also exciting to listen and watch them pray earnestly for one another. One class learned how to keep a prayer journal, too. And the stories they can retell from the Bible! They love to act them out and share them with whomever will listen.
This year, our mission focus was a missionary couple serving in Cambodia. They serve in a small community where they are helping a local man start a Christian preschool. Our children raised $400 for materials for the school, including blocks, color books, dice, a parachute, and games. We have received pictures showing the Cambodian children using the things we sent them. What a faith builder for our kids to serve children across the ocean!
A big project this year was re-accreditation with Association of Christian Schools International. Throughout the year, the staff worked on writing curriculum aligned to the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards, assessed every area of the program (building, safety, nutrition, mission, vision, core values, objectives for each age group), all while they continued to teach our children every day with a smile.
In April, the staff heard received a big congratulations from ACSI’s visiting accreditation team. Praise the Lord for our dedicated staff who put their trust in God, pursued excellence, and made Kids Express Preschool the best it can be.