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St Andrews Pre-school

4212 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27954-0445

(252) 441-5382


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"SAPS educational Philosophy is based on a developmental program. We believe young children learn best in a happy, relaxed atmosphere. They learn to express themselves creatively through play activities and interaction with others. Appropriate learning activities will be planned according to the developmental needs and abilities of the child. Our goal is to provide each child with the tools necessary to begin a successful and happy formal education that begins in Kindergarten.
Through Free Play a child learns to share, cooperate, wait for a turn, listen and follow directions.
Through Group Learning language development is stimulated as well as creativity and independence. Indoor and Outdoor Play helps large muscle development and coordination
Corporal punishment is never appropriate discipline. The purpose of discipline is to teach acceptable behavior. Techniques include close supervision, praise for acceptable behavior and re- directing behavior. SAPS approves "Time Out" policy which is the removal of the child for a period of no longer than three minutes from the situation in which the child is misbehaving. This technique allows the child to sit down and think over the problem.
Excerpted from the preschool's website