Thankful For Our Founders!
Today we are thankful for the people that made Joshua Early Childhood Center a possibility. While there is a whole community that has contributed to our growth and success over the years, our founders are the people who turned their dream of this school into a reality.
In 2002, six educators were teaching in a public school district when their beloved student, Joshua, unexpectedly passed away. After years of frustration over the constraints of traditional education, these six teachers vowed to use this tragedy for good and founded The Joshua School. The vision was simple….if a child had one day left on this earth it had to be the most meaningful and magical day of their lives. That vision then expanded into the Joshua philosophies which guide our daily teaching.
Dignity is the birthright of every human being.
Find meaning in everything you do.
Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Honor each child’s unique mind, body, and spirit.
Teach to build each child’s own interests, talents and dreams.
Start small, move slowly.
The Joshua School began serving children with developmental disabilities in October of 2005, and rapidly grew into one of the most outstanding autism spectrum disorder treatment facilities in the country. The preschool program at The Joshua School, Joshua Early Intervention, began to thrive and in 2011 this program expanded to serve children of ALL abilities. This was the beginning of Joshua Academy.
Our preschool would not be where it is today without the individuals that made tremendous sacrifice and gave (and still give!) years of dedication and hard work, and for that we say... THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!