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Clayton Child Center

1414 Bellevue Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63117

Phone:
(314) 727-2643

Website:

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For more than 30 years, Clayton Child Center has been providing an exceptional, education-based infant care and preschool program to children ages six weeks to five years. The Clayton Child Center programs provide a nurturing, safe and educational environment. We assist children in developing a positive self-image with a strong foundation of physical, cognitive, and social skills to achieve a balanced education through developmentally appropriate customized teaching and a fun, engaging curriculum.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language      
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Music
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught We offer a Spanish curriculum.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The Clayton Child Center programs provide a foundation for a nurturing, safe and educational environment. We assist children in developing a positive self-image with a strong foundation of physical, cognitive, and social skills to achieve a balanced education through developmentally appropriate customized teaching.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We offer a curriculum night in the beginning of each year, two scheduled parent/teacher conferences, weekly email classroom updates, monthly emailed newsletter, and are available to meet with parents or schedule additional conferences as needed.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

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

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Home visits by teachers
  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year