Saint Stephen’s Preschool provides a safe, nurturing, educationally rich environment for children ages one through six to explore and create their own learning experiences, within clearly established guidelines. Our program is built on the following principles:

Choice

Choice

Children develop best intellectually when they structure their own learning.  Here they are free to choose from a range of developmentally appropriate activities, encouraged to ask questions, and led to seek their own answers – within a carefully structured setting.

ENVIRONMENT

ENVIRONMENT

Young children need a secure and loving environment for emotional and social growth.  Here they learn to take responsibility for themselves and to read clues in their environment to aid their decision-making.

GUIDANCE

GUIDANCE

Our teachers provide models of mutual respect and affection while making clear their expectations for appropriate behavior.  We know that a child’s social and emotional maturity are the best indicators of their future success in school and in life.