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Early Childhood

Toddler, Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten

The Early Childhood Center (ECC) incorporates a healthy blend of work and play with a variety of activities and experiences to help children develop greater confidence and independence. In addition to the core curriculum detailed below, children spend time every week working with special teachers in music, physical education, Spanish, and library. Life skills are practiced every day in chapel, the classrooms, learning centers, during lunch, and on the playground.

Early Childhood Students work with funnels during a STEM activity.

Early Childhood Students work with funnels during a STEM activity.

Early Childhood students learn about rhythm using drums in their music class.

Early Childhood students learn about rhythm using drums in their music class.

An early education student plays with legos during free play time.

An early education student plays with legos during free play time.

A pair of ECC students read together in a rocking chair.

A pair of ECC students read together in a rocking chair.

Students learn in their Kindergarten class.

Students learn in their Kindergarten class.

Early Childhood Students:

  • Gather for Daily Chapel
  • Perform in Christmas and grade level musical programs
  • Take weekly music and physical education classes
  • Starting in Pre-K, students attend Spanish classes twice a week
  • Participate in Field Day, which is planned and staffed by St. Paul's 7th graders
  • Enjoy the St. Paul's Buddy Program through buddy activities and events
  • Explore during outside time and recess
  • Participate in curriculum-linked cultural arts events

Curriculum

The nurturing Early Childhood Center environment creates a balance of work and play with a range of creative materials and manipulatives for learning. ECC teachers provide opportunities to develop independence, confidence, and cooperation as they build important academic readiness and social-emotional skills.

ECC Highlights

In between core content, ECC students enjoy learning about art, music, Spanish, and even cooking. ECC students participate in a range of St. Paul's traditions, like Field Day, Pet Blessing, and more. Our youngest students  join in school-wide service projects, like the Annual Food and Toy Drives.