By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: July 2007
Children at the Faith Early Learning Center take a photo break during coloring time.
Faith Church’s Faith Christian School and Early Learning Center in Glenpool is now accepting enrollment for K4, kindergarten and first grade students for fall 2008. Licensed by the state, the school has age-appropriate settings for all ages, and all Faith Church staff members are certified in CPR and first aid. Small child-to-teacher ratios are present in each class, and transportation before and after school is available to and from Glenpool Schools.
“The Faith Christian School and Early Learning Center is a 150,000 square-foot facility,” says Johnny Carnes, director of ministries at Faith Church. “Located on 60 acres, it is just south of Glenpool on Highway 75. Our goal is to add one grade each year until we are ministering to students in kindergarten through 12th grade.”
Faith Christian School and Early Learning Center is an outreach ministry of Faith Church to the community. “We offer an alternative to public education,” Carnes says. “Our classes have student-to-teacher ratios of about 15 to one.” As childcare and safety are the foremost priorities, parents can be assured that their children are receiving the best care from Faith Christian School and Early Learning Center.
Summer programs are also available for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. A fun gymnastics program is just one of many offered. Also, a scholarship program allows children to attend church camp.
A group of children circles up for story time.
Faith Church is working on developing its entire campus. The church ministers every day of the week to members and residents of Glenpool and surrounding areas. Carnes mentions, “Part of our ministry includes the Boy Scouts, Weight Watchers, blood drives, family fun nights and our annual Easter Extravaganza, which drew over 7,500 participants this year.” The facility also hosted the Carson & Barnes Family Circus last year, as well as a Christian-based program that served as an alternative to Halloween.
According to Becky Dennis, director of education, Faith now has an enrollment of 125 students and an education staff of 26. “We want parents who are considering enrolling their children in the Faith program to know that our school is Christian-based, we teach the Gospel, students attend chapel services, and we have prayer time each day,” Dennis says. “We teach moral values that coincide with the Word of God, and we discipline in a loving, caring way with lots of positive reinforcement.”
The A Beka curriculum used by the school provides Faith students with in-depth Biblical orientations. Children progress in the curriculum through a series of workbooks and textbooks for individual grade levels. A Beka provides a rigorous worksheet approach that keeps children on an accelerated track. The curriculum is organized, systematic and sequential to assure material coverage. A Beka material may be blended with supplementary curriculum of a contrasting style to ensure the integration of fun with learning.
Visit www.faithglenpool.com or call (918) 827-6323 for more information about the Faith Christian School and Early Learning Center. Enrollment forms, a parent handbook and additional information can be found online. Enroll today to give your child a great education in a loving, safe, Christian environment.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.