Purpose and Philosophy


Our purpose is to provide early childhood learning experiences based on Biblical principles, in order to enrich your child’s learning process, to supplement and foster home learning, and to help each child make a smooth transition between home and elementary school. School should be a positive experience with adults who care about the whole child and their family.


Chestnut Christian Preschool & Kindergarten is a non-denominational Christian School. We teach many Bible stories and their basic truths. No specific church doctrine is taught. An emphasis on Christian values is entwined throughout all of the programs.

We believe each child is a unique and valuable individual created in God’s image for His purpose, and the youngest child can praise and glorify our Creator and Lord and Savior. We believe that each child has a unique, divinely created timetable for development; we should neither force nor prevent a child’s development and learning, but should nurture and encourage the developmental process at its own rate. When a child is ready to learn, our program is prepared to teach him/her without delay.

We believe education should be introduced gradually throughout early childhood rather than cataclysmically at the age of 6. “For it is precept upon precept, line upon line, here a little, there a little.” Our program reflects our philosophy of gradual entry into the world of formal schooling, society and independence. Research has shown that a good preschool education does in fact prepare a child for school and the children who have been to preschool usually adjust to school more readily and enjoy it more. Our aim is not only to provide your child with the best preschool experience available, but also help parents to set up a schedule that works best for your family. We want you to consider us an extension of your family, helping you in any way we can.

We consider our prices fair and reasonable but we understand that some find themselves in a position where they cannot afford them. Please let us know if this is the case. Payment plans are available.