New Horizons christian Preschool

Welcome!!! Please take a look around our page, but first, here are important announcements:



School has gotten off to a great start this Fall
with another great group of preschoolers!!!


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We accept registrations throughout the year,

so please stop in to visit our facility and meet our staff!

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Butter Braid Fundraiser... Watch for more information as we start our selling October 13!

about us

615 12th Street

Cloquet, MN 55720

phone: (218) 879-7138

school email: 

nhcp.director@oursaviorscloquet.org


Preschool Lead Teacher: Thera Wiersma

Preschool Teacher's Assistant/Director:  

Angel Gamache


                                                                              We have a 3-Star Parent Aware Rating!!

New Horizons Christian Preschool was awarded a 3-star rating in July 2016. This rating indicates our program is using the best possible practices to prepare children for Kindergarten, as determined by the MN Department of Human Services; Parent Aware. Please click on the link below to read more about Parent Aware, New Horizons rating and information on how you can apply for state funded scholarships to pay for your child's preschool education.

~ parentaware.org


2016-2017 General Program Information


Half Day Options


Discovery Kids - 

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9am-12pm


~children must be at least 3 years of age to enroll.


Discovery Kids is a 2-morning per week program that introduces children to a structured learning environment. The class uses a variety of age-appropriate methods to teach basic pre-literacy skills, pre-math skills, art exploration, large motor activities, learning centers, music, Bible lesson, circle time (including story time), social studies and science concepts and a visit to the children's library once a week to check out books.  

This class includes chapel on Thursday.


Pathfinders - 

Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9am-noon

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Monday-Friday from 9am-noon


~ children must be at least 4 years of age to enroll.


Both provide an increased level of learning in the areas of pre-reading skills and math skills. Using curriculum specifically geared toward 4 and 5 year olds, this class allows for more exposure to skills necessary for transitioning to Kindergarten. Regular physical education, music, art exploration, learning centers, Bible lesson, circle time (including storytime), social studies, science, computer lab (once a week) and a visit to the children's library once a week to check out books are also part of the program. This class includes chapel on Wednesday mornings.


Full Day Options

Pathfinders-

Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9am-3pm


Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm


-children must be at least 4 years of age to enroll


Our curriculum for the afternoon will be from the "High Reach Integrated Learning Curriculum." Our goal is to help children get prepaired and ready for Kindergarten. We teach pre-kindergarteners "reading and math readiness skills as well as social studies, science, and creative arts". Each unit has "concepts that focus on a main idea that connects learning with hands-on activities and real life experience." We also use "mini books, flip charts, alphabet charts, and picture cards to help children develop their reading and language skills." (www.playandlearn.com) 

                                       

                                       


Our Mission & Philosophy

                  Our Savior's New Horizons Christian Preschool Mission and Philosophy


                   "Helping young hearts, minds and bodies explore new horizons with Jesus."

                                     

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At Our Savior's New Horizons Christian Preschool, our mission is to help young children explore and expand their horizons with Jesus. At "New Horizons" we believe that no one is ever too young to know Jesus!


("Jesus said, 'Let the children come to me, do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God." ~Mark 10:14) 


Our curriculum based programs center around four goals:  


                             1. The Heart

We believe that God's love is the foundation for a lifetime of Christian growth. It is our goal to work with families to help develop this foundation.


("And you shall teach the commandments to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise." 

~Deuteronomy 11:19)


                              2. The Mind

A key element to fostering each child's creative mind and thinking skills is FUN. Children will experience "fun" learning in a variety of areas, with a special emphasis on language and literacy enhancement.


("Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it. ~Proverbs 22:6)


                             3. The Body

Children have great energy--in mind and body. Our curriculum includes activities that encourage movement and play.


(Be strong. Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded. ~1/2 Chronicles 15:7)


                            4. Character

Children will practice social skills and be encouraged to act in a repectful manner towards adults. We will also work to enrich each child's self esteem by concentrating on their unique talents and abilities.


("The Lord, your God, is in your midst...he will rejoice over you with gladness, he will renew you in his love; he will exalt over you with loud singing." 

~Zephaniah 3:17)


At New Horizons Christian Preschool, we believe that each of these four goal areas is important and critical for overall growth. Furthermore, we believe that each of these four goal areas are interrelated and directly impact each other. For these reasons, New Horizons will work to foster growth for the whole child-mind, Spirit, and body-to help each individual student reach his or her maximum potential.


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