Our History
Agape Schools Inc. was founded by Clifford E. Daugherty in 1981 to provide quality early childhood Christian education and care, with the opening of Neighborhood Christian Center (NCC) in Santa Clara and Graciela Marques-Hahn as the founding director. NCC has been successful at providing a loving and safe environment that nurtures the heart, mind, body, and soul of preschool aged children.  Dr. Daugherty felt God’s call to expand the ministry of Agape Schools into San Jose and he and his wife, Kris Daugherty, opened the doors of Neighborhood Christian Preschool (NCP) in 1991 with Kris as the founding director.  In 2007, Kristin Annab became the director and helped NCP transition to a new location where it is now at the Crossroads Bible Church campus in San Jose. In 2014, Kristin felt God’s call to teach at the elementary school level and in July of 2014, Julie Kennedy joined our team as director of NCP. The legacy of providing quality early childhood education and care that fosters a love for God, each other, and for learning, continues as we pave a path for additional schools in the future.

Educational Philosophy
Each student is viewed by Neighborhood Christian Preschool team members as unique and gifted by God for a special purpose. All the domains of development and learning—physical, social and emotional, and cognitive—are important and interrelated. NCP recognizes that “children’s development and learning in one domain influence and are influenced by what takes place in other domains” (NAEYC, 2014). Our program allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, physical, cognitive, and emotional strength through structured curriculum, play, enrichment, Bible, and chapel.

Neighborhood Christian Schools are operated by Agape Schools, Inc., a California nonprofit corporation.

Clifford E. Daugherty, Ed.D., President
Corporate Office
16010 Jackson Oaks Drive
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Accounts payable and other corporate matters, please contact 408-465-7165.

NEIGHBORHOOD CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE with regard to enrollment or participation in programs or activities on the basis of race, color, sex, or national ethnic origin.

Facility License #:  Preschool - 434408852 / Infant - 434408853

Neighborhood Christian Schools (NCS) is a religious corporation and, therefore, operates its programs under a religious mission where it partners with parents in the early educational experience of their children. NCS does not require parents to subscribe to any statement of faith or make a profession of faith, but does require parents to cooperate with and respect NCS’s religious mission, values, religious education and philosophy. Accordingly, NCS does retain the right to deny enrollment or continue enrollment where parents are not willing to support the religious educational philosophy and ministry of NCS or respect and abide by NCS’s standards while on the campus of NCP or NCP related events.