OUR PHILOSOPHY

​At St. Peter’s Episcopal Preschool, we believe that early childhood is a critical period in the development of the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual growth of children. Our program goal is to create a warm, loving atmosphere in which a child feels accepted and has the opportunity to participate in a variety of stimulating learning experiences. We emphasize learning through play, self-sufficiency, and problem-solving. Encouraged by the example of our staff, children learn to respect the uniqueness of others. Teachers offer praise and assistance when needed, and help children express their feelings in an honest and constructive manner. 

OUR CURRICULUM

Our program seeks the development of the whole child. Our teaching is guided by the latest research in child development as promoted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). We believe in the importance of developing relationships with our students, as this is the foundation that allows young children to seek security, explore their surroundings, and work on their self-identity. Good preschool teachers set developmentally appropriate expectations and provide each child with the right mix of challenge, support, sensitivity, and stimulation. Our teachers are committed to promoting and enhancing every child’s learning in the following areas:

  • Art

  • Sensory Exploration

  • Dramatic Play

  • Fine & Gross Motor Skills

  • Language Arts / Literacy / Writing

  • Mathematics 

  • Science / Social Studies

  • Self Help Skills / Social and Emotional Skills

  • Cooking

  • Music

  • Spiritual Development
     

The Creative Curriculum guides instruction at St. Peter’s. This curriculum emphasizes learning through play and hands-on experiences. Teachers are facilitators who create a classroom environment that fosters children’s learning, creativity, self-expression, and security through both child-selected and teacher-directed activities. 

 

Let’s Begin With the Letter People is an additional curriculum used in our 4 year old class. 

 

Both curricula are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).

OUR PROGRAMS

2-Day 2-Year-Old Program: 

  • Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30AM – 12:00PM. 

  • Limit of 12 children in this class.  

  • Children must be 2 before September 1, 2019.

 

3-Day 3-Year-Old Program: 

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9:30AM – 1:00PM. 

  • Limit of 12 children in this class. 

  • Children must be 3 before September 1, 2019.

 

5-Day 4-Year-Old Program:

  • Meets Monday through Friday mornings from 9:30AM – 1:00PM. 

  • Limit of 18 students in this class.

  • Children must be 4 before September 1, 2019.

LUNCH BUNCH PROGRAM

Lunch Bunch is an optional program on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the 2's that runs from October through May. Parents have the option to let their kids stay after school for an extra half hour to eat lunch, interact and socialize with their peers and the teachers (a nut-free lunch will be provided by the parent). The price for this program is $40 extra a month for both days (Tuesdays and Thursdays) or $20 extra a month for only Tuesdays OR Thursdays.

CHAPEL TIME

Although young children operate on a concrete level, we believe they are capable of becoming aware of God's love. Through our acceptance and love of the children, we hope to reflect God's acceptance and love. Chapel Time at St. Peter's is a very special time and celebration of this relationship. For the last section of the school day, your child is involved in learning Bible stories and understanding Christian values. We partake in storytelling, songs, movement, role-play, short video segments, and prayer.

St. Peter's Episcopal School
3695 Rogers Avenue.

Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: 410-461-7283
director@stpeterspreschool.org

License #: 162696

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