We believe that the time before kindergarten is an important opportunity to provide developmental learning experiences for children. Our program provides an environment that encourages social, emotional and intellectual growth. In a warm and gentle atmosphere, we help ease the transition from home to a school environment.
We encourage your child’s natural curiosity and creative expression through the use of art projects, music and movement, and imaginative play.
Our “spiraling curriculum” emphasizes the pre-readiness skills needed for kindergarten. St. James lays the foundation of social/life skills, language development, early math, thinking skills and pre-reading beginning in the Young Threes classes. Children learn and explore through self-discovery, teacher directed activities and active involvement.
We help to cultivate a child’s awareness of self and respect for people and the world around him. We prepare him/her for learning in school through encouragement, cooperative play, sharing, and caring.
Our ultimate goal is to encourage a strong sense of self in each child.