Our emphasis is on children’s overall development, self regulation, problem solving, social competence and cognitive skills. Early childhood specialists have found that the knowledge obtained through play is phenomenal. Each classroom day consists of both play and instructional time. According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children, “Child initiated, teacher supported play that incorporates math and language skills is an essential component of what is developmentally appropriate for preschoolers.”

Our priority is also their spiritual development through classroom experiences, chapel, and music. Upon graduating from Salem, our students are very well prepared for kindergarten. Many area elementary schools, both public and private, tell us they are excited when they get students from Salem Baptist Preschool because they know these children are ready for kindergarten.