"Early childhood is the most important period of a child’s life. Too much importance cannot be placed on the early training of children. The lessons that the child learns during the first seven years of life have more to do with forming his character than all that it learns in future years…. From babyhood the character of the child is to be molded and fashioned in accordance with the divine plan.” (Child Guidance, p. 193).
In today’s family culture, parents need assistance and often find it necessary to choose a child-care alternative to a stay-at-home parent. The early childhood program of the Southern Union Conference is designed to offer healthy, safe, Christian environments to fill that need.
There are approximately 85 early childhood programs operating in schools and churches throughout the Southern Union, with more than 2000 young children from birth to five years of age. Providing quality care and sound educational experiences in all developmental domains for the children are key objectives. Our goal includes following Christian principles of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and high standards with age appropriate practices for young children in a ministry and service to families of the church and community.
For more information, please visit the Adventist EDGE website.