Family Life Statement
Horizon Preschool is a ministry of Horizon Christian Fellowship and exists to demonstrate God’s love for children and parents of this community. Because we are a Christian ministry and because we believe in the truth and relevance of the Bible . . .
- Our standard is that each of our faculty members has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Our curriculum for children is taught from a Christian perspective and is based on the principles of the Bible.
- We honor the parenting roles and child development principles taught in Scripture. Here are the key examples:
“So God created people in his own image; God patterned them after himself; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27
Family life values are determined by God and His relationship to His people. Scripture paints a picture of God and His attributes as those of a parent... “God the Father sent His Son.”
Specifically we teach that men and women (boys and girls) are created with equal value in the image of God and that He loves them intensely.
And further, you will submit to one another out of reverence for Christ... don’t make your children angry by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction approved by the Lord. ~ Ephesians 5:21, 6:4
We believe that the family as God intended is, whenever possible, a partnership between a husband and wife who share responsibility and submit to one another out of love for each other and respect for their Creator. The parents in turn, out of that same kind of love and respect, honor their children as created in the image of God and raise them to love God and love people.
“And you must commit yourselves whole heartedly to these commands I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are away on a journey, when you are lying down and when you are getting up again.” ~ Deuteronomy 6:6-7
Whenever possible, we believe that the primary teachers of children are their parents. Our intent is to assist parents by teaching their children the truths of God, a love for people, along with the skills and knowledge necessary to equip them for life.
As a parent, making application for my child here at Horizon Preschool, I agree to support the principles mentioned here and, to the best of my ability, fulfill my role as the primary teacher and encourager of my child.