The mission of Rockledge Nazarene Academy is to connect people to the hope found in Jesus Christ by communicating His love through our acts and attitudes of selfless service.
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb, a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. Psalm 127: 3-5
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven. Matthew 18:10
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. 2 Timothy 3:14-15
Providing hands on, exploratory, and educational experiences allows children to grow in their development socially, emotionally, physically, spiritually, and cognitively.
NON- DISCRIMINATION POLICY
RNA does not discriminate against the admission of any child based on race, religion, sex, life-style, disability, etc. Our job is to teach children how to get along with all of humanity and not hold prejudice toward those that are different than ourselves. We do, however, hold all of our staff and faculty to demonstrate and maintain the highest level of character and integrity and to be positive role models for our young children. Therefore, staff or faculty who hold prejudice or discriminate against others will not be employed by RNA.
Staff members are hand selected to meet our strict standards. Individuals must possess a loving, nurturing disposition, as well as an excellent education which meets or exceeds the Brevard County Licensing Board standards. Our staff must complete 40 hours of childcare educational coursework. Additionally, they are required to complete 10 in-service hours annually. Each staff member must pass a background check conducted by The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, including fingerprints and references.
RNA uses the faith based WEE Learn Curriculum which meets the government education standards. Through observation and assessment of each child’s development, our teachers create lesson plans to target specific areas of strengths and weaknesses. Using language and play, the children have hands on experience which will enrich and challenge their development.
Curriculum and Classroom Design
Each classroom is arranged into Learning Centers containing a central activity area, surrounded by age appropriate learning centers to stimulate learning. Time is given daily to allow the child to explore and discover in the learning centers. Likewise, the child will also participate in a structured learning setting.
Outdoor physical activities are also a vital part of a child’s development. Children will enjoy free outdoor daily play. They will participate in planned activities based on developmental needs, on age appropriate equipment designed to enhance the development of gross motor skills, imaginative play, and sensory activities.
"The work of a child is play, for it is through play that they learn the essential skills that will carry them through life".