Highland Plaza United Methodist Preschool was established in 1965 as an outreach program of the Highland Plaza United Methodist Church. In June of 2010, it became a ministry of Hixson United Methodist Church.
As the oldest licensed morning preschool program in Chattanooga north of the river, Highland Plaza United Methodist Preschool holds a license from the State of Tennessee Department of Human Services serving children ages 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Our foremost goal is to provide a loving atmosphere and safe environment based on Christian principles, so that, partnering with families, we can nurture and support each child in his/her social, emotional, mental, physical and spiritual development. Children of all faiths and nationalities are welcome and accepted.
Our Core Values guide and inform our work in the classroom, state our intentions for daily life in our school, set the tone for relationship-building, and provide a framework for us to be our best selves within our community of learners. Our Core Values define what we believe children, families and staff not only need, but deserve.
Our philosophical approach is an amalgamation of:
Using experiences and projects to foster discovery
Our PlayScape encourages safe exploration
Classrooms that feel like playrooms, but teach like schools