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Philosophy and Goals

“Let the children come to me. Then Jesus took the children into His arms and placed His hands on their heads and He blessed them.   Mark 10:14-16

As Jesus loves and values the uniqueness of each child, we at Carpenter’s Kids and South Haven Baptist Church believe it is our ministry to do the same. We believe God has created each child with much potential and we strive to celebrate the uniqueness of each one of His creations. Therefore we set goals to make the most of each individual.

  • We want to work with families to help each child feel accepted and loved at school.
  • We want each child to gain self-confidence, to have opportunities to develop independence, and to take personal responsibility for making wise choices.
  • We want to help children develop a sense of values and to appreciate God and His creation.
  • By providing successful experiences, we hope to build a foundation that says learning is fun and I can do it!

Our Curriculum

“Teach these things to your children as you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

Deuteronomy 6:7 shows us that learning takes place at different times of the day and in different settings. It is for this reason that we divide our classrooms into learning centers. The centers include language, blocks, art, puzzles, books, math, science, and both fine motor and gross motor activities. In our environment we hope the budding artist can begin their masterpieces, the young scientist can explore and predict, the emerging writer can represent their ideas. We pray we provide the environment to allow your child to grow.


About Us

Parent Volunteers

Many of these events provide opportunities for parents to volunteer time in our Carpenter's Kids halls. When these opportunities arise we'll send a note home in your child's backpack for you to fill out and return to our office.

Five aspects of development