Our DirectorAs a young child I always dreamed of teaching. I would gather all the neighborhood children together and bring them to my house to start playing school with them. For a couple hours my living room would be instantly transformed into a classroom. The children would be seated in a row on the opposite side of a long table.
Laid out on the table was an abundance of ditto sheets that I had collected from my teachers. I would teach them to write alphabets and numbers, and their names on those ditto sheets until they get so tired and ready for their parents to come and rescue them from me.
As a parent, I desired an educational environment where learning is fun, and an integral part of the curriculum is a working knowledge of all academic disciplines rooted in Biblical truth. I longed for an environment where teachers partner with the parents in educating the child as well as an environment that exudes the Spirit of God, and my children would be saturated with the Holy Scriptures. In this amazing place, children are respected as individuals, race and gender are celebrated, and creativity, curiosity, and independence are cultivated in every child. This special place would also recognize that individuality is manifested for the enhancement of the Greater Community and respect would permeate the environment.
As a leader of Kingdom Kids Christian Academy, I am committed to taking whatever steps necessary to provide an exceptional school, based on the educational methods of KKCA and Philosophy with Holy Scriptures. KKCA’s mission is to provide an environment that will help the children internalize truth and prepare them for productive God-honoring lives as adults. At KKCA there is a commitment to a close partnership between home and school, academic accountability and an innovative program that will lead students to develop extraordinary levels of personal responsibility, independence, and self-confidence.
Thank you again for your interest in KKCA. Enjoy our website and I look forward to partnering with you in nurturing the maturation of all your child’s God–given talents and abilities.
“Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them to such belongs the Kingdom of heaven..” (Matthew 19:14)
어린 중학교 시절 때부터 나의 꿈은 늘 선생님이 되는 것이었다. 학교를 마치고 집에 돌아 오는 길 이면 골목길에서 놀고 있는 동네 아이들을 집에 데려다가 흙묻은 손을 씻기고 마루에 앉히어 공부를 시키곤 하였다. 긴상을 펼쳐놓고 아이들을 양쪽에 마주 앉히고 학교에서 선생님께 얻어온 연습지를 나누어 주고 아이들에게 가나다라 와 1234 를 가르쳐 주었고, 그렇게 한참을 하고 있으면 아이들의 부모님들이 우리집에 와서 아이들을 내게로부터 구출(?)하러 오시곤 하였다.
그러나 부모가 된 나에게는 모든 것이 성경 말씀을 바탕으로 아이들에게 전체적으로 흥미 있는 교육 과정과 좀 더 좋은 환경을 만들어 주고 싶다. 내가 바라는 것은 선생님과 부모님이 함께 아이들에게 하나님의 말씀을 바탕으로 교육 시키며 가정에서나 학교에서 하는 모든 우리의 모습이 하나님 보시기에 선한 모습으로 아이들에게 전달 되는 것이다.
그래서 우리 학교에 오는 아이들은 그들이 얼마나 소중한 존재인가를 알고 자신의 개인의 생각과 능력 그리고 자기 만이 갖고 있는 특별한 창의력, 배움을 향한 호기심 그리고 독립심을 잘 이끌어 주고 장려해줌으로써 아이들이 마음껏 뛰어 놀고 배우며 또 그리스도의 공동체의 따뜻한 환경 속에서 무럭무럭 자라나게 해주는 것이 우리의 목표이자 사명인 것이다.
킹덤키즈 크리스쳔 아카데미의 디렉터로서 KKCA의 Philosophy 와 학교 미션성명서처럼
1. 성경을 가르치고
2. 코리언 어메리칸으로서의 자긍심을 길러 주며
3. 전인적인 교육으로 아이들이 하나님을 사랑하며 말씀 안에서 성장하여 이웃을 사랑하고 아끼며 남을 배려하고 수용하여 책임감과 독립심 그리고 자신감 넘치는 하나님의 자녀로 성장하게 키우는 것이 우리 KKCA 의 최대의 목표이자 미션이다.
끝으로 우리 KKCA 의 성경 주제 말씀을 나누고자 한다.
“예수께서 가라사대 어린 아이들을 용납하고 내게 오는것을 금하지 말라 천국이 이런자의 것이니라 하시고” (마태복음 19장 14절)
Our ChaplainDear KKCA Parents,
Welcome to KKCA! After over twenty years of prayer and love, by God’s grace, KKCA has opened. We welcome children just as Jesus says, “Let the little children come and do not forbid them for to such is the Kingdom of Heaven.”(Matthew 19:14) We want our children to experience Kingdom living as they come each day to KKCA. Our curriculum is bible-based and our teachers are committed to having our children love, know and grow in Christ.
As Chaplain of KKCA, I am committed to partnering with our experienced teachers to pray for each child and their families and in providing a creative, fun, educational environment. We are committed to the overall intellectual, physical, social, emotional and spiritual development of each child.
It is our prayer that each child and family we are privileged to serve will experience with us an exciting, fulfilling year of growing and learning together.
In God’s grace & love,
Rev. Jinny Song
YunKyung Lee – 3 Years Old Lead Teacher
Hana Park – 4 Years Old Lead Teacher
Our excellent teachers are accredited Early Childhood Educators committed to the physical, emotional, and spiritual growth of children.
They attend on-going Professional Development initiatives to assure current best practices and methods are used consistently for the safety and well-being of each child.
Our staff is characterized by their growing walk with Jesus Christ, expressed in a life that is increasingly gracious, generous, loving and kind.
Our Mission1. Provide Biblically based Christian Education.
This will be reflected in all aspects of KKCA curriculum. In order to emphasize the importance of a Christ-centered education, KKCA will require parents to sign an agreement giving consent for the children to be educated with the bible based curriculum and commit to attend all meetings and training required by KKCA.
2. Promote a strong Korean-American identity.
KKCA is a bilingual preschool. We aim to solidify the identity of Korean-Americans in order to promote a healthy sense of self-worth and identity. The Korean and English language will be interwoven through-out KKCA curriculum.
3. Provide a Holistic Education
We will provide a holistic education through creativity and positive social interaction. KKCA aims to provide a fun, safe environment for the whole well being of each child. Recognizing the unique developmental stages of young children, KKCA will nurture the physical, social, cognitive, emotional and spiritual development of students trough a creative program grounded in excellence.
Our PhilosophyKingdom Kids Christian Academy (KKCA) is founded by the Korean United Methodist Church in Troy, Michigan, and opened in September 2017.
Our goal is to provide a strong biblical foundation for children and families where faith, home and school intersect so that children will live as kids of God’s Kingdom.