Philosophy & Affiliation


Grace Kids is a ministry of Grace Church San Diego under the leadership of Pastor Josh Martin. Under the guidance of the school board and Pastor Josh, the preschool director oversees the staff and the operation of the preschool.

Grace Kids is a non-profit organization, licensed by the State of California for a full-day program. The school and staff subscribe to the following statements of philosophy:

Philosophy Statement:

The educational philosophy for Grace Kids is based on a God-centered view that all truth is God’s truth, and that the Bible is the inspired and the only infallible authoritative Word of God containing this truth. God created all things and sustains all things. Therefore, the universe and man are dynamically related to God and have the purpose of glorifying Him. Because man is a sinner by nature and choice, he cannot, however, glorify or know God. He can do this only by choosing God’s free gift of salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ, thereby committing his life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

Grounded in the Christian concept of love, the aim of GKPS is to provide a Christian perspective on the total world view from which will come a balanced personality and a proper understanding and acceptance of a person’s role in life at home, at work, at play and at worship.



The school is an extension of the home and we are here to serve you as you train and build character in your child. You are the first and primary teacher. We are here to help you.

“He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.” Proverbs 15:32

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise: that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” Ephesians 6:1-3

As an extension of your home, we will provide and support opportunities for your child to practice obedience and a good attitude (honor) in the school environment. Your child will be treated with respect and fairness at all times.

If a child displays behavior that endangers himself or others or is in direct disobedience to classroom standards, the following steps shall be taken:

Re-direction towards another activity.

“Thinking time” or loss of privilege.

If the behavior continues, the director shall be notified and parents will be requested to meet with the director and teacher. A plan of action will be set in place to include the following:


Daily communication on the child’s progress for 2 weeks.

Resources to get professional assessment/intervention for behavioral concerns

If this fails, it may be time to consider whether or not Grace Kids is the best environment for the child. The director reserves the right to make this decision after much consultation with parents and the teacher. A one-week notice will be given to the parent for withdrawal.