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Preschool

We believe in offering full and rich opportunities to develop in each child a love for God, self-esteem, responsibility, and a readiness for life-long-learning that is appropriate to each child.

Our Preschool Offers Flexible Programs for Ages 2-4

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Pre-K Program

  • Full-day program (8 a.m – 3 p.m. M-F)
  • Includes snack and hot lunch M-Th (sack lunch from home on Friday)
  • Published curriculum designed specifically for grade-school readiness
  • Safe, positive, and supportive environment with a special focus on spiritual development
  • The Texas State Department of Family and Protective Services licensed
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Ages 2-3 Program

  • Full-day (8-3) and half-day (8-12) programs avaiable
  • Includes snack and hot lunch M-Th (sack lunch from home on Friday)
  • Exercises and activities designed specifically for children ages 2-3
  • Choice of 2, 3 or 5 days for your child to attend (subject to availability)
  • Safe, positive, and supportive environment with a special focus on social & emotional development
  • The Texas State Department of Family and Protective Services licensed
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Each child is a unique creation of God

Each child is a unique creation of God. Young children are curious by nature. They are excited and eager to participate in activities that encourage hands-on experiences. The environment at our preschool is safe, positive, and supportive. We believe in offering full and rich opportunities to develop in each child a love for God, self-esteem, responsibility, and a readiness for life-long-learning that is appropriate to each child.

The mission of St. James’ Episcopal Preschool is to provide a strong Christian and Academic Foundation for preschool age children in a loving, nurturing, family-oriented environment so that they are prepared to be successful grade school students with a love of learning, and the knowledge that Jesus loves them.

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Our Roots

St. James’ Episcopal Preschool began in 2000 as a Parent’s Day Out program with church member, Cathy Engel, as the founder and leader of the program. The program operated one morning a week in the fall semester. The spring semester brought a need for a program two mornings a week. In August of 2001, St. James’ became a licensed facility after much hard work by the church’s Day School Committee. Parents now had the option of a Parent’s Day Out that was available five mornings a week. The pattern of growth and development continues with each school year.

In the fall of 2013, the preschool decided to offer our programs for both classes five mornings a week. In the fall of 2016, the preschool opened a full day program in addition to our half-day program. Part-time and full-time options are available depending on the program for which the child is eligible.

Throughout this period of growth, the fundamental principles of the school have been to provide a nurturing, spiritual, developmental program for our communities’ children and families. We have evolved into a preschool program for our older preschoolers, and we have retained our Parent’s Day Out component to serve toddler-age children.

We're now enrolling on a wait list for our Pre-K & 2-3 Year Old Programs

A registration & supply fee of $250 is required to hold your child's spot in our program. No fees are required to be placed on the waiting list, and fulfillment will be first come, first served.

Call now to register

Teachers & Staff

Our excellent staff of teachers and administrators each have over 10 years of experience in early childcare education.

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Becky Leer

Lead Teacher, 2-3 year olds

Over 7 years with St. James' and an impressive service record of 20 years as an educator.

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Carolyn Simek

Lead Teacher, Pre-K 4 year olds

30+ years teaching preschool children and a CDA in early childhood education.

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Laurie Krupala

Director

With St. James since 2014, and has been a preschool administrator for over 10 years.

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Amy Srubar

Kitchen Staff

Creates nutritious snacks and meals that keep our children nourished and focused.

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Virginia Aranda

Custodial Staff

Keeps our school tidy and clean, also an experienced teacher’s aid.

Have a question or need more information?

Contact our Head of Preschool, Laurie Krupala for more information