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Saint Paul's Academy Little Epistles' Preschool

2117 Walnut Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

Phone:
(360) 738-3321

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We believe that children learn through active participation and self-discovery. They are naturally curious, excited, and amazed about their world, and we stimulate that curiosity through songs, dance, play, and traditional academic activities. Our learning environment is designed to encourage the children to share, play fairly, and be responsible for their classrooms and themselves.

We are here to facilitate their learning by providing multi-sensory experiences that foster growth and development. We want all children to feel they belong and are special in their own unique ways. We strive to provide a positive learning environment that will allow children to grow with joy and wonder.

A Typical Day

All of our programs provide students with a variety of activities based on specific behavioral and academic goals. The day begins with the children being greeted by their teacher and is often followed by circle time where children engage in calendar activities, discussions of the weather, sing songs, read a story and are introduced to the new day’s learning, perhaps a specific letter.

The next part of the day usually involves both large and small motor activities. Children are exposed to a wide variety of art media to encourage motor development as well as creativity. We have a computer lab for older students as well as housekeeping and block play areas.

Throughout the day there are opportunities for children to choose their own activities as well as to participate in group lessons. They are expected to help clean-up and take care of the school materials. In addition, children attend chapel once a week and either go outside for recess or engage in supervised physical education in the gymnasium every day.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school