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Our Lady of Perpetual Help CDC

16075 N. Evans Road
Schertz, TX 78154

(210) 651-6819

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

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Day in the Life

General School Mission

The Mission of Our Lady of Perpetual Help CDC is to fulfill the educational ministry of the Catholic Church in our community. The CDC exists to provide quality education and a Christian formation of the whole person by encouraging development of each child's talent in the service of God and others. Our Philosophy: OLPH CDC seeks to promote the maximum development of each child. It equally seeks to promote the child's intellectual development, his/her perceptual and motor development, his/her social and emotional development, and his/her language development. Educated and trained teachers who build their program on a firm base of child development carry this out. We seek to give a child the chance to grow and develop as an individual, at his/her own rate of speed, by providing him/her with creative experiences and group activities with other children of his/her own age. We encourage an atmosphere where children can enter in free, creative play in small interest groups with a minimum amount of direction. Educational studies show that creative play is the most valuable learning method available to the pre-school child. To teach successfully, teachers must go where the children are and not expect the children to come to them. Interest in activities originates with the children, but the opportunities to explore these interests in content and depth are provided by the teacher. Our teachers encouage the children to experiment, question, reason, observe, investigate, and negotiate, so that the children may discover and seek knowledge on their own. In addition to that, our teachers strive to create an atmosphere as free from tension and stress as possible, and to establish an environment of ease, comfort, and security where each child's needs are met with warm acceptance, understanding, support and encouragement. Finally we intend to teach our young children to live life as Jesus did. This includes living life with more meaning, joy, purpose, satisfaction, and fulfillment, realizing that children will develop firm education roots by liking school. These learning skills stay with the child and affect the way he/she learns later. They influence the way he/she feels about him/herself, about other people, and about the world around them.

A Typical Day

8:00-8:15 Manipulative toys and table games 8:15-8:30 Opening Circle 8:30-9:30 Learning Centers 9:30-9:45 Snack 9:45-10:05 Enrichment to include Spanish, Health and Music 10:05-10:15 Physical Education 10:15-10:35 Outside Play 10:35-10:55 Religion 10:55-11:15 Closing Exercises

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

1. Open House 2. Parent-Teacher Conferences 3. Progress Report 4. Weekly Notes 5. Monthly Newsletter 6. Parent/Teacher Club MeetingsAs OLPH CDC acts as a feeder to our elementary school, we try to encourage continued enrollment at OLPH.

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

We send out a formal letter regarding separation anxiety. We provide parent's with many suggestions on how to alleviate anxiety.