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St. Alban's Early Childhood Center, Inc.

3001 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

(202) 363-7380


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The mission of St. Albans Early Childhood Center (SAECC) is to provide high quality educational services and a developmentally appropriate preschool curriculum for a multi-economic, multi-ethnic group of young children.

To achieve our mission, the following goals provide the foundation for our program.

To maintain a student body and staff that reflects the diversity of the greater
Washington metropolitan area.

To maintain and support cultural and linguistic diversity for the student body and the staff.
To provide educational opportunites for children from families in need.

To provide a high quality, developmentally appropriate, early childhood program.

To provide a curriculum, which is appropriate for young children and consistent with the way young children learn.
To provide a stimulating, clean, safe, and secure environment which allows and encourages children's individuality and creativity.
To provide up a learning environment which fosters growth and competence in all developmental areas.

To promote cultural awareness and appreciation of diversity.

To teach children about different cultures.
To maintain a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment.

To establish open and beneficial relationships between parents and staff.

To communicate with parents about the overall program as well as their child's progress and accomplishments.
To encourage parents to actively participate in the Parents' Association and various activities within the program.
To provide support and learning opportunities regarding parenting issues."

--excerpted from the school's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school