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St. John's Community Child Development Center

475 Herbert Ave.
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

(801) 364-4874

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Our program focuses on developing the "Whole Child". Each child is unique and our programs are designed to meed the varied interests and developmental needs. Teaching methods are based on the "Creative Curriculum". This philosophy teaches that children learn best through "hands on" experiences as well as through play.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The purpose of St. John's CCDC is to impact lives and make a difference by "Sharing a Caring Christ" to children as they grow spiritually, physically, socially emotionally and intellectually.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We have a "Back to School" night to review our parent handbook as well as meet and greet families. Parent/Teacher conferences are held twice yearly. As well as these activities, we have many other family/school get together's throughout the year.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

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


Separation is Handled through:

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

Handling Separation: From the Director

We handle separation anxiety on a case to case basis, doing what is best for the child and parent.