Our Mission & Philospohy

Our mission is to assist parents in nurturing and educating young children in all areas of their development through Christ-centered, biblically oriented childcare. Joyful Noise provides a safe environment that allows young children to explore the world around them, learn through structured play, and gain a biblical understanding of God.

Early childhood is an exciting and important time of life. As quoted by Joanne Hendrick in The Whole Child, "With the exception of infancy, there is no other time in human life when so much is learned in so brief a time." Our view of early childhood as a time of discovering, experiencing, exploring, and "doing" is best described through our curricular goals.

 
Class Descriptions

Toddler | Toddler-In-Training | Threes | Pre-Kindergarten

Each teacher creates lesson plans that include: Bible, Art, Science/Sensory, Math, Language activities based on the developmental level of their classroom. Lessons are planned on a thematic approach. The Bible is our foundation with Bible stories teaching the objective. Theme connections related to the Bible focus
are such themes as: animals, ocean, safety, insects, space, farm,
zoo, circus, construction, dinosaurs. The activities planned for art, science, math and language would be focused on the theme of the week.

Our classes have daily devotions each morning which include songs, devotional and scripture. Each month our classes attend chapel which includes song, puppets, Bible lesson.

Each class has a 30 minute PE class three times a week and a 30 minute Music class two times a week. These classes are planned for the development level of each age classroom. PE activities are based on games with balls, hoops, parachute, balance beam, running, skipping, hopping and much more. Music class exposes children to music styles, rhythm and movement, various instruments.

Toddler (16-30 months):

Enrollment capacity is 10 children with three teachers.

Examples of activities are:
Language | finger plays, books, songs, dramatic play and dress-up
Math | puzzles, sorting
Science | sensory table, play dough, water activities
Art | painting with various tools such as brushes, feathers, finger painting, q-tips.etc
Fine Motor | table toys that require sorting, moving objects, painting, markers
Gross Motor | Running and moving in our PE room, pushing and climbing toys in classroom, riding and climbing toys on their playground.

The toddlers have their own playground exclusively for their class. The ground surface is padded with toddler appropriate equipment.

Toddler-in-Training (24-36 months & 30-36 months):

24 to 36 Months
Enrollment capacity is 14 children with three teachers.

30 to 36 Months
Enrollment capacity is 16 children with three teachers.


Examples of activities are:
Language- finger plays, circle time stories, home living
Math- puzzles, sorting
Science-shaving cream, color mixing, sensory table
Art- stencils, stamps, easel painting
Fine motor- table toys that require sorting, moving and manipulating
Gross motor- construction truck, trains, large blocks

The toddler-in-training class goes to the bathroom every hour to help in the training process.

Threes (3 years and potty trained):

Enrollment capacity is 16 children with two teachers.

Examples of activities are:
Language- books, finger plays, letter matching and recognition, flannel boards
Math- sorting, matching, puzzles
Science- sensory table activities, cooking
Art- eyedroppers, dobbers, rubbings, collages
Fine motor activities‚ using scissors, glue, markers, small legos
Gross motor activities- large blocks, tricycles, climbing in PE and playground equipment

In our center times each child moves among a variety of learning activities choosing from art, table activities, home living, blocks, books, sensory table.

Pre-Kindergarten (4 or 5 years and not yet attending Kindergarten):

Enrollment capacity is 16 children with two teachers.

Examples of activities are:
Language - letter of the week, journaling, stamping with letter, sequencing, rhyming,
Math ‚ puzzles, scales, measuring, sorting, matching graphing
Science- mixing two colors to make another color, magnifying glass, cooking
Art-stamping, tracing, easel art, sponge painting, chalk, painting with various tools
Fine motor- cutting, lacing, dot-to-dot
Gross motor- playground climbing equipment, tricycles, slides, PE

The pre-kindergarten class is exposed to the alphabet using the Animated Alphabet. A letter a week is reviewed through song, actions and letter recognition. The teachers have been trained in teaching Phonemic awareness through Reading Readiness instruction.

 
Class Sizes/ Ratios

Joyful Noise Academy provides low teacher to child ratios that exceed the Health Department requirements. Having more teachers per classrooms allows us to provide a more loving and nurturing environment.

 

Ages Health Dept. Requirements JNA Ratios

16-30 months

1 adult to 5 children 3 adults to 10 children
24-36 months 1 adult to 7 children 3 adults to 14 children
30-36 months 1 adult to 10 children 3 adults to 16 children
3-5 years 1 adult to 12 children 2 adults to 16 children
 
About Joyful Noise Academy

Joyful Noise Academy opened their doors to children in 1981. Today we have grown to a child care center that is licensed for 100 children ages eighteen months through kindergarten.

Joyful Noise is a ministry of Central Christian Church. It is our mission to assist parents in nurturing and educating young children in all area of their development through Christ-centered, biblically oriented childcare.

Joyful Noise provides a safe environment that allows young children to:

  1. Explore the world around them
  2. Learn through structured plan
  3. Gain a biblical understanding of God


Our curriculum is:

  1. Christ-centered
  2. Developmentally appropriate
  3. Well-rounded

Our facility is spacious and provides inviting,individual classrooms , gym, lunchroom and three playgrounds.

Our staff are caring, qualified teachers with longevity in our program.