Helping Children Grow in Wisdom, Faith, and Friendship
- Open 6:30 am – 6:00 pm
- Open year round.
- Accepting toddlers through 4 year-old children.
- Drop off/pick up from Discovery Elementary School
- 5 day VPK program (8:30 am – 11:30 am)
Please stop by the office to register or call the school at 386-259-9245 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
Our Philosophy of Christian Early Childhood Education
Every child is a child of God and a unique composite of individual gifts. Each child should have an opportunity to develop these gifts while being accepted in her or his uniqueness. These gifts can best be developed through freedom to explore a rich environment, using all of her or his senses, while providing the boundaries and guidance she or he needs for security. This rich environment should not only include stimulation for physical, mental, social and emotional development, but also those adults that can lead a child to know the character of God through their Christ-like actions. The Preschool Mission, Core Values and Philosophy are not just words. They are played out in every day with the children and guide program and policies.
Mission – Linking arms with families to educate and to help children know Jesus and make Him known.
Vision and Philosophy – Our vision is to be recognized as a leader in Volusia County, Florida for faith-based early childhood programs. Our preschool will prepare children for success in their future educational endeavors, while providing a quality, Christ-centered education. It is our hope to invest in children while they are young and as they grow to know Jesus and make him known by living out the Christ-like virtues of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. We believe that the relationship between family, church, and school is essential to this vision.
Core Values –
1. We are a Christ-centered academy, helping children grow in wisdom, faith and friendship.
2. We will provide a safe, loving environment for our students where learning through plan and fun occurs every day.
3. We provide excellence in staff, curriculum and environment.
4. We value the two-way communication between parents/caregivers and preschool staff.
5. We consistently work for better ways to do what we are doing.
Volunteer Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)
8:30 am – 11:30 am
5 Day Fall VPK
5 Day Wrap-around is offered.
VPK is a FREE program which is administered by the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia (ELCFV). Families call the ELCFV at 386-736-5010 to get the certificate. Information can also be found online at www.elcfv.org.
Full Time Care
Full time care is available for infants up to 4 years old.
Drop-ins (registered students only)
Before and After School Care
Pine Ridge Academy is located at the Normandy campus of Pine Ridge Fellowship at 1045 E. Normandy Blvd. in Deltona. Normandy Campus is located on Normandy between Tivoli and Providence. The Preschool is in the back of the building. To get to the Preschool Office, please go to the double doors by the playground and ring the doorbell.