ABOUT OUR MISSION, PHILOSOPHY & CURRICULUM

 
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WELCOME

Dear Parents,
We at Kihei Baptist Chapel welcome you and your child to Kihei Baptist Preschool. It is our hope that your child’s learning experience here will be a Christ-centered and happy one.
 
Please take the opportunity early on to visit and get acquainted with our faculty and staff. We rely on good communication and cooperation between parents and teachers in order to facilitate understanding and ensure the success of your child’s learning experience.
 
It is our goal to help your child develop mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. We take into account the growth of the whole person.
 
May God bless you as you” train up your child in the way he or she should go.” (Proverbs 22:6)The staff of Kihei Baptist Preschool welcomes you and thanks you for entrusting your child to our care. It is our belief that each child is a gift from God and it is our privilege and duty to meet each one’s individual needs and to help them develop into that totally unique and special person they were created to be.
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OUR PHILOSOPHY

The School seeks to provide a Bible based, Christian centered education. Christian beliefs and values are the basis for our program. We believe God’s command that we are to “Train up a child in the way he should go…” and His promise that “when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)
 
Kihei Baptist Preschool acknowledges that God intends for parents to be a child’s primary influence and the staff dedicates themselves to cooperate with parents in the shared responsibility of educating their child. God, through the Apostle Paul, instructs parents to raise children …”in the training and instruction of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4)
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OUR CURRICULUM

Kihei Baptist PreSchool uses an award winning program called Zoo-Phonics. Our students use their eyes, ears, mouth, small and large muscles to provide the vehicles to learn new information and use it. Zoo-Phonics encourages the children’s natural tendency to wiggle, and to express her/himself, channeling it all for learning. Children by nature learn by touching and doing and Zoo-Phonics gives them these outlets.
 
Our curriculum is enhanced also by chapel time during which children all gather briefly and have fun singing age appropriate Christian songs. A pointed Bible lesson rounds out this important time.
 
Early childhood education emphasizes the development of a well-rounded personality for each child: socially, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually, and physically. We recognize that each child is a unique person with an individual pattern and time of growth, as well as an individual personality, learning style and family background.
 
Play is an essential part of any developmentally appropriate early childhood program. Children acquire knowledge about the physical and social world in which they live through playful interaction with objects and people. Children need years of play with real objects and events before they are able to understand the meaning of symbols such as numbers and letters. Play enables children to progress in all areas of development.
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OUR MISSION

Kihei Baptist Preschool exists to provide quality early childhood Christian education. It is our goal to plant seeds that will grow into a life-long love for Jesus and for learning. Our School exists as an integral part of the outreach ministry of Kihei Baptist Chapel.
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OUR CERTIFICATION

Kihei Baptist Preschool is certified by the State of Hawaii, Department of Human Services. This certification which is granted annually upon approval and inspection by the Department of Human Services, allows us to utilize 3 classrooms. We can service up to 36 students ranging from age 2 to 5 years old.

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OUR FIELD TRIPS

Young children benefit from first-hand experiences. Therefore, we try to plan a variety of different activities each month. The activity fee will cover the cost of hiring a bus, paying admission fees, etc.

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OUR HISTORY

Kihei Baptist School was founded in January of 1979 with 12 students. Enrollment then grew to 60 students by the mid-1980’s, utilizing a staff of four teachers and the founding Director, Mrs. June Duffer.

 
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OUR SCHOOL HOURS
 
Full time: 8:00am-2:30pm M-F
Part time: 8:00am-12:00pm  M-F
Early Drop @ 7:15am
(No Additional Charge)
 
TKO* 2:30pm-5:00pm M-F
*Team Keiki Outreach