Child Development Center

Hefner Pointe

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm starting at 6 months
Early Bird Room available beginning at 8:45 am for children 12-36 months (priority given to families with children enrolled in preschool and elementary classrooms).

Surrey Hills

Monday & Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm starting at 12 months through preschool.

Mission

It is our mission to take the love of Jesus Christ to the community by partnering with families to equip the whole student for their individual calling through a rich, experiential education.

Philosophy & Purpose

King’s Gate is designed to promote the child’s total development: spiritual, social/emotional, cognitive, and physical.  King’s Gate has been loving and respecting children and families since 1977. Our intent is to encourage in each child a love of GOD, a positive view of self, creative self-expression, an attitude of cooperation and sharing, and an expanding knowledge of the world in which we live. We combine accreditation and age-appropriate activities in a spiritually based environment. In addition, we provide a safe age-appropriate learning environment rich in experimentation, peer and adult interaction, diversity, play, exploration, and a balance of routine and novelty. We strive to meet each child’s individual needs in an atmosphere that develops a sense of trust and belonging and where each child’s ideas are valued.

Christian Emphasis

We believe that the Bible is the true and inspired Word of GOD.
Biblical teaching, values and principles are integrated into all subjects, daily school activities, and experiences. They are allowed the freedom to incorporate GOD’s wisdom in their daily teaching.

Accreditation

King’s Gate’s Child Development Center is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International. You can be assured that we are maintaining the highest standards for our classrooms. King’s Gate is the only ACSI accredited program in our area that is committed to accreditation for their infant, toddler and preschool classrooms.

Curriculum

To provide the best experience possible, the King’s Gate’s Child Development Center utilizes an enriched curriculum. The curriculum defines benchmark goals that our teachers will help your child achieve as they participate in various activities each day. The benchmark goals cover four developmental areas: spiritual, social/emotional, cognitive, and physical. The curriculum meets requirements for our ACSI accreditation while providing a variety of fun and exciting activities within a routine that provides care and comfort. At the end of the year, our parents receive a document about the activities provided and/or observations made of their children exhibiting growth in each benchmark area. Parents enjoy looking back over the year and remembering their child’s growth and development.

Program Enrichment & Special Events:

Bible Adventure Time for 2-3 year olds

The teachers will present a Bible story each day. Many of our stories are presented using CRC Publications’ GOD Loves Me Curriculum. You can reinforce these Bible stories at home using our newsletter as a guide.

Bible Truth Pursuit for Babies and Toddlers

The babies and toddlers will be exposed to basic Bible truths daily as the teachers use manipulatives and simple songs to help the children learn: GOD made everything, GOD sent Jesus because He loves them, they can love GOD and love GOD’s Word.

The Art Cart

The Art Cart will visit every classroom (except the Baby Room) 4 times or more a month. The children have the opportunity to participate in developmentally appropriate art activities that reinforce our Bible stories or go along with the season. Our Art Cart is an enormous enrichment factor for our program. The program allows for the development of fine motor skills, eye hand coordination, color recognition, and creative expression. You and your child will enjoy the projects.

Special Visitors

We will have special guests periodically. In the past our visitors have included Fire Station #15, Sugarfree All-Stars, Music with Ms. Leah, Okie Dokie, the 5W’s Ranch Trick Ropers, Safe Kids, Science Camp and Crittermania. We love to have family members come and share special talents with the children. Please let us know if you have something to share.

Guidance & Discipline

The classrooms and program allow for such an array of activity and fun that discipline is rarely a problem. The teachers may model conflict resolution techniques and alternatives, remove an object of co1ntention, redirect or divert a child’s attention, speak to a child off to the side, or help a child take a few minutes to regroup.

Love and Logic is also used in the classroom to help children make good choices that take into account the logical consequences of their choices.

On rare occasions, a child may stay in the Director’s office for a short time to allow all children to have a positive experience without disruption and allow teachers to focus on the activity that has been planned for the class. The teacher will notify parents if their child has spent time away from the classroom.

Waiting List

All sessions of Child Development Center (summer, spring and fall) have waiting lists. Those who are currently enrolled have priority. In order to be added to the waiting list, call the King’s Gate office today (405) 752-2111 or please contact Linda Ford, Administrative Assistant at: lford@kingsgateschool.com

Please include:

  • Child’s name (“Baby Smith” or “Jane Smith”)
  • Birthday or expected birthday
  • Parents’ names
  • Two (2) phone numbers where you can be reached
  • Mailing address
  • Email Address
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