Daycare and Preschool Programs are Necessary and Valuable
Many parents weigh the benefits of faith-based daycare for their children. It’s never too early to start learning. Children truly are like sponges, taking in everything around them and learning something every day with every new experience. With this in mind, daycare and preschool programs can be very beneficial to many children. They can give them a head start on their education and help them considerably in their development. Daycare and early childhood programs are also a matter of necessity for many throughout the United States, and even right here in Virginia’s New River Valley. As parents work, they need a reliable, safe place for their young children to be.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 54 percent of U.S. children were in some variation of a full-day preschool program. This report was in 2018, the last year for which information was available. Another article on CNBC.com focused on United States parents with children younger than five years old. Parents spend a total of $42 billion per year for early child care and education options, such as daycare and preschool.
There is such an emphasis on, interest in, and a need across the board for early childhood development programs. The important questions then become “what options are available?” and “what factors are important to you?” Here at the R.O.C.K. Club in Radford, VA, we fully believe in providing faith-based daycare and preschool. These are programs designed to help children grow intellectually, socially, and spiritually. Here are some of the reasons you should choose us for your children’s daycare and preschool education.
A Faith-Based Daycare, Building on the Foundation of Jesus Christ
In the Bible, Jesus tells us in Matthew 7:24-25: “Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.”
Foundations are very important. Jesus wants us to realize this in these Bible verses. What foundations are you laying in the lives of your children? What foundations do you want to lay? You know, God emphasizes one solid foundation for every life, a foundation that will hold no matter what happens. The Bible states in 1 Corinthians 3:11, “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” A life built on Jesus will always stand strong.
We understand that it is every parent’s job to spiritually lead their children, but we want to be a blessing and some help to them, and to you. Here at the R.O.C.K. Club, we will help you build your child’s foundation on Jesus Christ. We believe that a faith-based daycare is very important for that reason. The earlier that children learn about and get to know Jesus, the stronger their faith in Him will be throughout their entire lives.
We incorporate the truths of the Bible into everything we do. Our staff loves God, and we want His best for your children and your entire family. This is why we are a faith-based daycare and preschool program.
Children Interacting with Other Children
Another great benefit of early childhood programs, such as daycare and preschool, is how they can help develop social skills in children. As young children interact with other children in a daycare setting, they can learn to foster those vital connections that will guide them later in life and help them to be well-rounded people. They learn about friendship, they learn about good communication, and they learn to think about others.
Here at the R.O.C.K. Club, we can help teach your children how to share. We can help them learn how to tell others “please” and “thank you” and use good manners. We can help them learn how to connect with the other children around them in a healthy, loving manner. The Bible states in Ephesians 4:32, “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” God wants us to love each other and treat each other with respect and kindness. As children interact more deeply with other children, that can only cultivate and encourage that love even more.
We Help to Prepare Them for the Structure of a Classroom
There’s more beyond laying a foundation for a deeper relationship with Jesus and developing necessary social skills, love, and respect. A daycare program such as we have here at the R.O.C.K. Club will help to provide structure for your children. They can acquaint themselves with a classroom setting and a schedule. Participating in our routine day after day will prepare them for the rigors and structure of a school classroom. This will greatly lessen the “culture shock” they may experience upon entering kindergarten. Think of it as wading into the shallow end of a pool before diving into the deep end.
We can help your children to learn when it is an appropriate time to talk and when it is an appropriate time to listen. We can also guide them to respect those in authority over them, such as their teachers. Our staff teaches them many other useful lessons for the educational journey ahead. We even begin to instill in them the basics of their education through fun, songs, lessons, and activities. Our goal for your children is kindergarten readiness in each classroom.
You Can Trust the R.O.C.K. Club in Radford, VA
There is a well-known chorus that says it all: “Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world.” This is a truth straight from the Bible. Matthew 19:14 states, “But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” God loves your children and wants what is best for them. We love them and want that, too. It is our privilege and honor here at the R.O.C.K. Club in Radford, VA, to offer exceptional, educational, faith-based daycare and early childhood programs for families all across Virginia’s New River Valley.
We have designed our preschool program to meet all of the needs of children ages three to five. Our curriculum, centered on Jesus Christ, includes developmentally appropriate activities to prepare your children for life. Our daily activities include Bible lessons, literacy activities, indoor and outdoor playtime, morning and afternoon snacks, and much more. Every member of our staff has successfully passed the proper background checks, and we require them to complete 16 hours of continuing education courses every year. They all are caring, reliable, and concerned about your children’s spiritual growth, just as much as their academic and social growth. We know that a close relationship with Jesus is the most important thing anyone can have in their life, and we look forward to helping you foster that in your children.
We are at 1820 2nd Street, in the west end of Radford, VA. We would love to discuss how we can help you. Call us, or stop by for a tour of our facility. Check out our slate of programs. We also offer tutoring sessions for first- through sixth-grade students. Here at the R.O.C.K. Club, we simply care about children.
To find out how you can have a real relationship with God through Jesus Christ, call us today at (540) 267-3000 for more information on the benefits of faith-based daycare.