Presbyterian daycares and preschools can be a great fit for children of all backgrounds, although it goes without saying that they are especially well suited to members of the Presbyterian Church. The Presbyterian Church is a mainline protestant Christian denomination and is known for a relatively tolerant stance on doctrine. Most Presbyterian preschools thus embrace an inclusive attitude regarding the beliefs and backgrounds of parents and their children.
Some Presbyterian preschools offer an explicitly non-doctrinal environment and all of them stress standard early childhood education goals such as socialization and developmentally appropriate skill building. This can make Presbyterian child care and preschool programs a good choice for non-religious parents as well, if a specific facility meets their other requirements.
Presbyterian child care centers and preschools are often, though not always, less expensive than non-religious child care programs. Some even offer sliding scale tuition programs to help families afford what can be one of the most expensive aspects of raising a child. Whether doctrinal or not, Presbyterian daycare centers and Presbyterian home daycares will always emphasize strong moral values consistent with a Christian upbringing, while also offering educational activities comparable to secular early education programs.
Many children thrive in consistent environments, and parents agreeing with the moral tenets of Presbyterianism can be assured that their children will receive consistent reinforcement of those values. Even non-religious families might enjoy the sense of community that is often present in Presbyterian child care programs. Parents looking for Bible teachings to be a part of their child's education should confirm with their child care center whether this is a part of its curriculum, as the frequency of explicit religious instruction can vary between child care and preschool programs.
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