Our Christian Ideals
Tiny Town Child Care Centre and Kindergarten was established in 1974 by the Uniting Church as one of our important outreach services, working to support our local Enoggera community and meet its increasing child care and early childhood education needs.
We believe a values-led education helps give young children essential guidelines for life that will help them in any undertaking at any age. All children need and respond well to boundaries and routine. Values are another form of boundaries that help shape and build character.
Lived Christian Values
We are an inclusive service and accept all denominations. Living our values is not about preaching Christianity but instead living our values through active demonstration of our Christian ideals. There is much that we can do to model, practice and live out our values through every day activities. Through actively living our values we help our children become the best version of themeslves. Below highlights a few of our Christian values.
Start with Love
Christianity teaches us that love is the most important principle to live. Through embracing love and connectedness, children learn that they are not alone. Knowing they are part of a larger support network helps develop a sense of trust, belonging and resilience.
Acceptance and Inclusion
Jesus taught us to love everyone; and not discriminate. “Love one another. As I have loved you.” He treated everyone equally and with respect and truth. This ideal helps us explore what it means to love someone, to support them, to share with them, to be accepting of people who are different to us (e.g. other cultures, special needs, different families), to have empathy, to make sacrifices, to live in harmony.
Treating Others Well (Respect)
We promotes a universal message of peace, thoughtfulness and respect for others including the environment. Jesus taught us to be forgiving and not vengeful. “do to others what you would have them do to you.” It teaches us to pause before doing something hurtful or something we might regret.
We teach and help children understand the importance of gratitude and being appreciative of what we have.
Learn more about our Chrisitan values
There’s much more to learn… If you would like to find out more about the Christian faith, please ask to be put in touch with our Church and especially our Families Pastor, Jess Pinkerton, who is a regular visitor to Tiny Town Child Care Centre and Kindergarten.