The Yellow School at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church is an extension of the Christian Education ministry of the church. The early years of life are the most important for laying the foundations of faith and for social, emotional, and cognitive development. Knowing this, The Yellow School provides each child with acceptance, respect, and love in a Christian environment by caring adults; it offers a place where they can learn about their uniqueness as children of God, develop new relationships, and learn about their expanding world; it fosters an environment in which they are free to explore, experiment, make decisions, and learn to problem solve; and it provides curricula that teaches the skills needed for future school success (literacy, language, math, science, and social studies).
Within this framework, a child develops a positive self-image, a sense of self-worth, and the ability to self-regulate as we provide them with many opportunities for successful accomplishments. We encourage curiosity and independence. We believe the love of God binds us together. In that love, we welcome and respect all faiths and provide a welcoming and loving community in which children learn to work and play with others; to respect property and the rights of others; and to learn of God’s love for us all.
We believe each child is unique and must be allowed to grow and develop at his/her own pace. We plan a balance of child-directed and teacher-directed activities designed to encourage physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual growth. Our staff members serve as positive role models and provide an environment in which each child develops a good self-image and sense of self-worth.