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Vanderbilt Presbyterian Pre School

1225 Piper Boulevard
Naples, FL 34110

(239) 594-9557


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We have very qualified teachers and assistants who complete lesson plans and follow their plans each week. The plans are age appropriate for the children. They also teach towards Florida State Standards while bringing into the program individual creativity and meet the needs of all children in their class.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

" We believe that young children develop their abilities best in a warm, caring and loving atmosphere. We believe that each child differs from all other children in many respects, and each age has its own special needs and characteristics. Stages of development follow one another in an orderly progression, but this progression moves forward at different rates for different children.
Vanderbilt Presbyterian Childcare & Learning Center allows for the individuality of each child in order to build positive attitudes toward self, others and learning.
Our goal is to provide each child with a healthy, positive early learning experience"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We have have an open door policy for parents to visit the school or class. They may and do contact teachers throughout the school year. Teachers are always accessible by phone. Progress reports are sent home and parent conferences are available throughout the year. We have an open house at the start of the school year. Families are also invited and encouraged to participate in the church activities.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

We always reassure children that their parents will be back shortly. We also redirect the children and try to get them involved in the classroom activites. We ask parents to stay for a little while and or send in pictures of the family so the children may see them. Lots of hugs and stories also help the seperations.