About St. Peter Early Learning Center

Center Overview

St. Peter Early Learning Center is open Monday through Friday 6:30am until 6:00pm yearlong.  We offer a variety of enrollment options including morning preschool from 8am to 11am, a day school schedule from 8am to 3:00pm, and full day which is any 10 hour period during our open hours.  We also offer Summer Camp for during the summer months for children ages 6-12 years old. Please see our tuition page for each options tuition rate.

Program Mission

St. Peter Early Learning Center strives to enrich the early childhood education of children ages six weeks through six years old. Our teachers understand the developmental needs of young children and offer a stimulating curriculum that promotes a positive learning experience. We look at the needs of the whole child and create learning experiences that foster skills in the areas of cognitive, social and physical development.  Character building and learning about the Catholic faith provide the foundation in all of our classrooms.  Our hands-on approach with children strengthens their natural desire to learn, encourages relationship formation with peers, and allows them to explore the world with the teacher’s support and guidance.

Teachers

Our lead teachers in each classroom have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or a similar field of study with an emphasis in education.   This teacher requirement is crucial to ensure our teachers have the background knowledge of child development and provide a developmentally appropriate environment for their students.  Our supportive teaching staff regularly attends trainings and seminars to continue their growth of knowledge in early childhood education.

Curriculum

The Reggio inspired curriculum at St. Peter Early Learning Center is derived from both the children’s interest and the teachers knowledge of what is developmentally appropriate.  Teachers create their curriculum based upon the needs and developmental stages of the children in their class.  The curriculum includes math, language, science, religion, motor skills, and social activities that adhere to the Missouri Early Learning Standards.  Children’s work is assessed and documented in individual portfolios so we can share their academic growth during parent teacher conferences and throughout the year.  Our program also participates in Jump Bunch, a physical education program that introduces children to a new sport every week.

School Community

St. Peter Early Learning Center values families and their importance in the young lives of children.  We offer multiple opportunities throughout the year for families to participate in our school community such as holiday parties, our Christmas Concert, the Preschool Graduation Celebration, our annual fundraisers, parish activities, Parent Teacher Conferences, Grandparents Day, Muffins with Mom for Mother’s Day and Donuts with Dad for Father’s Day.

Summer Camp

During the summer months, we offer a summer camp program for children ages 6-12 years old.  The children in summer camp participate in a variety of fun activities daily and take weekly walks to Historic Main Street. Please call for more information on camp dates.