Kids' Place

July 01, 2011 | Ashley Bailey

Kids' Place Preschool came into existence because two moms felt a need to provide quality preschool in the Palmer, Alaska, and area. The desire was to be able to teach their own children and be an outreach for the community. Enrollment is between 10–15 students. They operate under the same roof as Amazing Grace Academy, the Adventist elementary school, however their enrollment is predominately non-Adventist.

They promote the Montessori philosophy of educating the whole child. Care for self, others, and the environment are key to developing compassion in the child. Children are encouraged to explore various classroom materials to gain focus and concentration.The center features a Bible room, The Courtyard, a Montessori take on getting to know Jesus better. Children practice reverence, hear Bible lessons, learn the geography of Israel, and go through individualized, hands-on lessons. The goal is to prepare children to love learning and be a friend to the community. Teachers accomplish this in a safe, loving, Christ-centered, environment.