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Happy Day Preschool

8875 Lackland Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63114

Phone:
(314) 427-0353

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We believe children learn best by providing a developmentally appropriate curriculum. The primary principle is to promote participation in age appropriate activities, such as unstructured hands-on play, group story-time, and themed activities. Kids are encouraged to learn through play, although older classes have added more academic content to prepare them for kindergarten. We also plan to actively teach good values based on Biblical principles.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

Since all our faculty and staff are parents themselves, we have much experience in dealing with separation anxiety. One of the ways to facilitate that transition is the initial free time while students are arriving, which enables the teacher to catch the interest of the student prior to the separation shock. We also have support staff that can spend time with the child. As a last resort, we would contact the parent, explain the situation, and allow the parent to have an input in how to proceed.