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St. Mary, Star Of The Sea Preschool

515 Wisconsin Ave.
Oceanside, CA 92054

(760) 722-7475


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We believe that each child is a unique creation of God.

We recognize parents as primary educators, and our teachers are dedicated to their role as facilitators of learning.

We respect all children's natural curiosity about their world and their desire to be independent

We appreciate our community's ethnic and cultural diversity and richness.

We encourage mutual respect for individual interests and talents.

Because we appreciate the miracle of each child's development, our early childhood professionals have prepared materials and surroundings to challenge each child's spirit of discovery and wonder. A balanced program of child-centered and teacher-directed activities provides children the opportunity to enjoy the freedom and responsibility of choice. Through play, they explore a nurturing, loving environment and are given the gift of time to experiment, discover, and think. Children are also encouraged to celebrate God's love through informal prayer, song, and creative activities. When children learn in an atmosphere of acceptance and respect, they grow to trust their own talents and abilities and ultimately in themselves. Our program provides a solid foundation for children's cognitive, social, emotional, physical, creative, and spiritual growth.

(excerpted from website)