Our Mission is to be Southwest Florida's Premier Episcopal Preschool.
Our standard is child-directed, developmentally appropriate education that emphasizes rich and creative experiences and develops the love of learning. We understand that each child is unique with different, valued gifts. We encourage each child to respect the rights of others, develop independence, build self confidence, and attain the fullest capacity for emotional development.
Our school is enhanced by the rich and varied support we receive from our families, parishioners, preschool and church staff and local organizations. Participation is encouraged in a variety of ways, all are welcome!
Educational development stems from creative play, which is a major component of our instructional program. We have incorporated the nationally recognized CREATIVE CURRICULUM as the basis of our classroom activities. This highly regarded developmental curriculum provides cognitively stimulating and physically challenging opportunities for growth and development in all areas. We feature activities and materials that focus on literacy, dramatic play, art, music, science, mathematics and fine and gross motor development.
Housed on the grounds of the Saint Boniface Episcopal Church on Siesta Key, our amply sized classrooms exceed national standards. We are continuingly upgrading our two playgrounds to create beautiful and enjoyable areas. One playground "natural" play area, incorporates a butterfly garden, wooden stepping blocks, sand and water experiences, and wonderfully sculpted oak trees. Our small playground is designed for the safety of our friends 2 and under. We provide an outdoor classroom experience for both playgrounds, as well as vegetable gardening. We also have a large indoor area for fitness and gross motor activities providing safe, creative, and stimulating activities for children.
We welcome children from 12 months to 5 years of age. Our preschool program for the 2015-2016 school year is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, with 2-, 3- and 5-day schedules. Before-care (8:30 - 9:00 a.m.) and After-care (12:00 - 3:00 p.m.) options are also available. Each of our classrooms focuses on free choice activities at a variety of centers including books, dramatic play, science, art, math, etc. Children are engaged in free play activities and outdoor play for substantial time throughout the day, enriching their minds and bodies.
Classes begin in early September and finish mid-May.