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About Us

Your Child Is in Great Hands

Our Program

St. Alban’s Weekday Preschool is a half-day program offering classes from 9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. We are open from Labor Day to Memorial Day and generally follow the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools calendar during this time frame.

 

St. Alban's Weekday Preschool provides daily opportunities for children to participate in age-appropriate literacy activities, science and math activities, music and movement, sensory experiences, outdoor play (weather permitting), activities to promote fine and gross motor activities, activities to promote language development as well as social/emotional skills, opportunities to practice self-help skills, lunch and a variety of enrichment opportunities. All of our learning is done through fun, hands-on, play-based activities.

Students at St. Alban’s have the opportunity to participate in a variety of enrichment classes during the school week. These programs are provided to all students and are held within the church building.

Philosophy

At St. Alban’s Weekday Preschool, we pride ourselves in providing age appropriate, concrete experiences to meet developmental needs in the lives of young children.  We believe that learning is an interrelated process, with each area of development overlapping with and affecting other areas of development.  We will provide opportunities that nurture the development of the whole child.

 

Using the essential knowledge of how young children learn and grow as our framework and knowing that learning takes place as experiences that are relevant and meaningful to children, we will prepare an environment that takes advantage of what children do naturally, explore and make sense of the world around them through play.  Through these real, “hands on” experiences, children are learning higher order thinking skills; problem solving, critical thinking, cause and effect.  With teacher as facilitator, children will be guided to work and play together, learning to make decisions, take initiative, cooperate with others, follow instructions and think of themselves as capable persons.

 

Our total school program will include the following: stories, reading, role playing and drama, a print rich environment to support emerging language and literacy, age appropriate math and science experiences, music, sensory experiences, movement and outdoor play, lunch, and monthly enrichment experiences.

 

We know that each child comes to us with his/her individual background, experiences, interests, strengths, needs and learning style.  We will respect and celebrate differences in children, creating a nurturing, caring community within each classroom.  We will be a safe place for children to learn to express themselves in appropriate ways and love others.  We will value each child as a precious gift from God.

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