Promiseland Christian School
1900 Gandy Blvd. N.
Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
License # C994204
Promiseland Christian School is a ministry of First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg. Our goal is to give our community the option of placing their children in a Christian oriented program of Early Childhood Education. Through planned activities we offer an enriching academic program to guide the development of students socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually, and spiritually. It is our belief that our preschool must provide a safe and happy environment with qualified, loving, and concerned personnel. Our stimulating activities and experiences prepare the child for future educational processes and are presented in a fun manner that helps encourage a positive self-image. We strive to create and build a healthy attitude toward learning by encouraging the development of a child's natural curiosity in a warm and spontaneous atmosphere.
“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
Promiseland staff must have obtained their forty- clock- hour introductory training requirements and their CDA credential. An Associate degree and/or higher credentials are encouraged and preferred. They must have one or more years of previous experience in the early childhood field. First Aid and CPR must remain current as well as their annual training hours required by the state of Florida to maintain their credentials. Our teachers attend workshops and conferences throughout the year to keep current on early childhood practices and procedures.
Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum
Teaching is a process that requires setting goals and continuous evaluation. This is achieved by identifying areas of cognition, providing age-appropriate experiences, selecting relevant materials which support the premise of meeting the child where he/she is and taking him/her from there to the next level. More specifically, there should be concern for the worth, value and dignity of each individual and the recognition that group interaction is a fundamental need that is a basis to our society. A child’s mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual growth is always our goal.
- Wee Learn Curriculum
- The Letter People Curriculum
- Creative Play
- Music & Movement
- Sign Language
- Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)
- Story Time Soccer
- Tech Stars
- Bee Bus
In-house Field Trips
Our school offers in-house field trips. We have community helpers visit the school to talk about their field of work. Helpers may include children’s theater groups, dental hygienists, firefighters, librarians, and Ms. Iris. Ms. Iris,a community educator with All Children’s Hospital in St Petersburg, is an early childhood educational partner who teaches the children the importance of proper hand washing, seatbelt safety, water safety, stranger danger and more.
We and many others find these talks and lessons very informative, interesting and educational. These in-house field trips have become a vital part of our instructional program. If you have suggestions regarding a field trip, please talk with the director or your child’s teacher. We welcome parents and/or grandparents to join us for these events.