At Francis Asbury Preschool and Kindergarten, it is our belief that each child is a unique individual created by God. We have created an environment that encourages children to explore the world around them. We do so by exposing children to the process of learning through play. We see every experience as a learning opportunity in which a new skill can be taught. At Francis Asbury Preschool children will become well-rounded individuals by teaching them social and cognitive skills, lifelong morals and values, as well as promoting a positive self image.
It is our belief that all children should be taught and not told. Children are more likely to take experiences that they have learned with them. They are less likely to remember things that are only explained or told to them. They should be taught what they are permitted to do and shown what are acceptable activities and behaviors. We utilize Dr. Kersey's "The 101 Positive Principles of Discipline." Dr. Kersey is a professor from Old Dominion University, whom our Director, Anna Chevalier trained under for a number of years.
The children's safety is of the utmost priority at Francis Asbury Preschool. Therefore, all FAUMC and FAP doors remain locked during school hours. As outlined in the Francis Asbury Parent Handbook, a pick-up procedure is in place so that picking up your child is safe and time efficient for all. All parents and care givers are asked to sign in and out your child/ren at the start and end of each day.