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Child Enrichment Center At St Peters United Methodist Church

12200 West Forest Hill Boulevard
Wellington, FL 33414

(561) 798-3286


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Play is important to early childhood development. Our children have many opporturnities for exploration as well as teacher directed activities

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • many wonderful manipulatives
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • hands on manipulatives
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • scarves, parachutes, balls
Visual arts more

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  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught We offer Music and Movement, Bible Enrichment, Spanish and Computers

From the Director:

All of the curriculm areas are integrated into a long-range curriculum that develops logically throughtout the school year.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our student to staff ratios are low, allowing more opportunities for individual help and instruction.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We believe that a child's formative years should be shaped by a Christian philosophy of life - both taught and lived. As the personality of the child blossoms with the love of Christ, there will be a solid foundation and a personal treasure that can be shared for a lifetime.

In a context of warm accepting love, our teachers will allow your child to grow into the knowledge that he/she is a child of God, and a person of infinite worth. While respecting each child's uniqueness, we offer positive structured learning experiences in the five areas of child development: spiritual, social, intellectual, emotional and physical. We trust that this will better prepare your child for a smooth transition to the next level of education.

Since the center operates on the premise that the best Christian nurture of young children actively involves the home, the church, and the Child Enrichment Center working together, parent participation is encouraged and appreciated. All families of the Child Enrichment Center are invited to participate in St. Peter's services of worship and all other programs of education, fellowship and service."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

9:00- 9:10 Arrival welcoming by teacher
9:10-9:30 Circle time
9:30-10:00 Specials (music & movement, Bible enrichment, or Spanish)
10:00-10:30 Curriculum Activities
10:30-10:45 Snack
10:45-11:15 Outside play
11:15-12:00 Story time, learning games, follow up activities

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Skills progress and the development of each child will be on-going and systematically recorded. Individual folders will be kept by the teacher and may include the following: compillations of the child's work, check list of skills that will reflect the child's abilities in the five areas of child development, and obervations.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year