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St Marks Preschool

508 Riviera Street
Venice, FL 34285

(941) 484-8707


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Each child has individual education plan -
those children needing extra help due to developmental delays may be referred for further accessment. We work together with families in partnership.
Children who excell are given more options/choices/leadership.
Children who are different are accepted and cared for just as they are. If extra care is needed a plan is made to accomadate the child's needs

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We believe every child is unique and special. Our goal is to foster each child's growth while building relationships that build strong bonds of trust and respect.Grounded in Christian beliefs,we embrace inclusiveness while building community.We invite you and your family to share our joy in celebrating children "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

7:00-8:15 Arrival/ free play
8:15-9:00 Outside Activity
9:00-9:15 Snack Time
9:15-9:30 Circle Time
9:30-10:30 Center Activities/Specials
10:30-11:00 Learning Circle
11:00-11:30 Outsidfe Activity
11:30-12:00 Lunch
12:00-12:30 Quiet Activity
12:30-2:30 Rest Time
2:30-3:00 Snack/Outside Time
3:00-3:30 Afternoon Circle Time
3:30-4:30 learning Centers
4:30-4:45 Storytime
4:45-5:30 Outside & Dismissal

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

St. Mark's Preschool has;
Open House
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Daily Reports for Infants - Toddlers
Weekly/Monthly Newsletters
Phone in all classrooms
Active Parent Volunteering
Parent Education Classes
Referral Services
Child Development information
Parent Bulletin Boards
ASQ and other child development check lists/reports


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

Talking with parents and child,
Holding young children,
Helping child feel welcome,
One on one with child to help with seperation anxiety
Calling parent to relay information,