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.
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.
Our excellent staff of teachers and administrators each have over 10 years of experience in early childcare education.
Over 7 years with St. James' and an impressive service record of 20 years as an educator.
30+ years teaching preschool children and a CDA in early childhood education.
With St. James since 2014, and has been a preschool administrator for over 10 years.
Creates nutritious snacks and meals that keep our children nourished and focused.
Keeps our school tidy and clean, also an experienced teacher’s aid.