ST. PAUL'S PRESCHOOL

St. Paul’s Preschool was established in 1971 by the church as a community outreach program. Its founding director was, Ida Middleworth. St. Paul’s became one of the first preschools in Orange County to be accredited by N.A.E.Y.C. (National Association for the Education of Young Children). The preschool is licensed by the State of California’s Community Care Licensing Department as well as the Fire Department. Many changes and improvements continue to take place maintaining the standards of N.A.E.Y.C., E.C.E.R.S. (Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale). We also maintain accreditation by National Association of Episcopal Schools.

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Our School's Philosophy

Our program is unique in that it focuses on helping children mature in five developmental domains or areas. These include cognitive, social/ emotional and spiritual growth as well as fine and gross motor skills.


Our mission is to prepare children who are confident problem solvers who love to learn.


Our curriculum emerges from the child's interests. Topics for study and project work come from children's experiences, conversations, questions and ideas. Collaboration and small group work is supported by the staff who encourage exploration in an enriched learning environment.


Children have the opportunity to express their ideas and hypotheses in a variety of ways which include art experiences (painting, sewing, wire/ beadwork, woodworking and clay), writing, construction, music and gardening. The larger the variety of ways children express themselves, the deeper their understanding grows.


We are a half-day preschool. We also have a Pre-K program for 5-year olds as well as a Parent and Me class for 2-year olds. We also offer two extended day programs for both the morning and afternoon sessions.


There are ten children in each classroom with an assistant working one hour each session as well. Children are provided with a snack each day. Chapel services are held one day a week. In addition, each class will attend music as a large group once a week. We also provide a motor lab experience for our 3 and 5 day children.


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