Play & Learn Christian Child Care Center is a non-profit Christian child care center provided by Gethsemane Lutheran Church
committed to providing quality child care and early childhood education to infant, toddler, and preschool aged children.

Goals & Principles

The goals and principles of Play & Learn are:

  • To aid and support parents/guardians in the task of raising their children
  • To provide children with loving care in a safe, healthy, cheerful, and stimulating environment
  • To help children develop a positive self-image by encouraging individual initiative, creativity, self-control, mutual respect, and a sense of responsibility toward others
  • To provide children with an excellent educational experience based upon individual and group activities, self-paced learning centers, and skill development in coordination, conceptualization, verbalization, and reading and math readiness
  • To address the children’s individual needs and concerns as they become evident
  • To provide children with a religious foundation based upon the discovery and application of God’s love for people in Jesus Christ
  • To provide age appropriate and developmental activities that encourage each child to become involved with the learning process for children
  • To foster growth in the area of self-help skills and the decision-making process