Our Approach

Aldersgate Child Development Center’s goal is to nurture and love your children so they can learn and grow.

This is not a daycare center, but a place for learning where our talented and professional staff teach your child the basics of education and The Bible. We focus on student and teacher interaction, and offer the following programs and emphases:

Spanish

A young child’s mind is like a sponge when it comes to learning and using new words, and that can mean more than just English. We will begin teaching the K5 class the basics of Spanish, which has proven to lead to more academic success down the road. Spanish is taught by Lisa Henderson.

Music

Your child will learns songs, be introduced to a wide variety of musical instruments, and learn the basics of music theory one day a week. The goal of the program is to engage young minds and foster creativity. Music is taught by Emily Headley.

Church Library

The church library is the perfect place for classes to visit to pick up a book for storytime, or for K5 children to checkout books for themselves.

Chapel/ Bible

While Bible lessons are an important part of each child’s day, children in K3, K4 & K5 participate in a dedicated chapel lesson once a week. In chapel, the children learn key concepts and Bible stories, as well as a variety of Bible songs.

Physical Education

Our physical education classes focus on exercise as well as laying the foundation for making healthy choices.

Field Trips

While classroom learning is essential to your child’s growth, time spent exploring the community is important as well. Our Kindergarten students take a variety of field trips during the year to local farms, the Pavilion for a snow carnival, the library and more. Your child’s teacher will have more information on dates, times and locations during the course of the year.

Emily Headley, Music

This is Emily’s third year at Aldersgate CDC.  She and her husband, Nathan, moved to Greenville four years ago from Jacksonville, FL where she was a dental hygienist and sang in her Praise Team at church.  Emily has two boys, Mac (14) and Eli (11), who keep her very busy with sports and their guitar lessons.  Originally from Indiana, she received her Music degree and dental hygiene degree from Indiana University.  Emily enjoys incorporating music and songs into the classroom.

Favorite Book:  The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak

Favorite Scripture:  1 Peter 4: 8   “Above all, show sincere love to each other, because love brings about the forgiveness of many sins.”

Lisa Henderson, Spanish

Lisa lives in Greer with her husband Perry and their three sons, Perry, Jake & Ben.  Lisa is excited to be returning to working with young children after staying home to raise her 3 boys. Lisa was born in Colombia South America and is thrilled to share Spanish with the children of the CDC.

“I love teaching through songs and games, and love the excitement on the children’s faces when they learn a new word. It’s such a blessing to share a new language with them!”

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