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academicsocial, and spiritual seeds

that will last a lifetime

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About Us


St. Andrew Preschool helps children grow in Christ by providing age appropriate opportunities through worship, learning, loving, serving and inviting. These opportunities are cognitively stimulating and spiritually nurturing in a safe and nurturing environment.

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Our Mission and Goals

The mission of St. Andrew Preschool is to provide a developmentally appropriate program that addresses the cognitive, physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of each child in a safe and nurturing environment. We believe that students deserve an early learning experience that is individualized and presented in a healthy environment that welcomes exploration, imagination and spiritual growth. Activities are planned and directed by caring adults who are chosen for their teaching skills and their commitment to Christian education.


Faith-Based Goals: Our goal is to provide faith-based learning opportunities through daily prayer, song and Christ-like examples. Modeled experiences will reinforce that Christ is the core of all connections.

Academic Goals: Each student is encouraged to meet age appropriate goals covering a variety of developmental milestones from the following categories:

• Language & Literacy
• Personal Health & Safety
• Physical Development
• Math & Science
• Music & the Arts
• Social/Emotional/Personal Development

History

The conception of the preschool began with a vision of the St. Andrew church staff and members. The vision established for the preschool was for the program to be a ministry, not only to church members but also for the community; to work with the church and establish the church name within the community; and to provide a first time church experience for some children. We opened our doors in September of 1991 with an enrollment of 73 children in seven classes and a staff of seven.

Our Board

The St. Andrew Preschool Advisory Board has the responsibility to help define the overall vision and guidelines of a quality, caring Christian program. One of the ways the Board does this is by obtaining information and input from other Board members and the community at-large about various issues that arise in the school year and using that information to make decisions on what shall be provided to the St. Andrew United Methodist Church Leadership as the Board’s recommendation of how to handle those issues.

All enrolled families are invited by the Board to give ideas and suggestions about the program’s policies, procedures, and planning to meet the needs of all children enrolled. Families may do this by placing a written comment in the “Suggestion Box” located in the main Children’s Entrance. The Board Chair will reply to all comments after Board review. If a parent chooses not to sign the written comment, the Board will post their response in the school newsletter.

Our Staff

Our staff is chosen because they love working with young children and have a passion for weekday ministry. Many staff members have degrees in Child Development, Early Childhood, and Elementary Education. Additionally, all teachers receive at least 24 hours of training each year through workshops, seminars, and/or college classes designed for early childhood educators. Pediatric First Aid and CPR training are required of all staff.

St. Andrew Preschool provides equal opportunities to all and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, marital status, ancestry status or national origin in its educational programs or activities, including employment and admissions.

At the same time, St. Andrew Preschool cherishes its right and duty to seek and retain personnel who will make a positive contribution to its religious character, goals, and mission in order to enhance the St. Andrew United Methodist Church and St. Andrew Preschool.

All individuals shall be recruited, hired, advanced, compensated, and retained on the basis of their qualifications and performance.

In order to be considered for employment, you must submit an application.

Application for Employment

Accreditation and Licensing

NAEYC Acccreditation

St. Andrew Preschool remains active in the self-study cycle of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC is a national accreditation system that facilitates best practices in the field and sets professional standards for early childhood programs.

Through self-study standards, the staff and advisory board are committed to:

  • Improving program and teaching practices 
  • Strengthening program policies and procedures, improving transparency and accessibility for staff and families 
  • Maintaining best practices that are reflected in learning environments, daily class activities, and teacher knowledge 
  • Providing opportunities for teachers to support children’s interest, for children to participate in conversations, and for families to contribute to curriculum enrichment
  • Impacting children’s learning through meaningful and relevant experiences

Our Stories

InterGenerational 

St. Andrew Preschool students learn to love Christ, love others, love learning, and take those lessons far beyond the walls of the school.

We are loved

When Mom asks, "Who kept the men in the fiery furnace safe?" Two-year-old Lila answers, "Jesus!"

Why? Children at St. Andrew Preschool learn early and often how much they are loved by Jesus.


Playlist



We've curated the songs played in the halls of our Preschool, with tunes from this summer's VBS as well as other popular children's recordings. We hope this playlist helps extend worship throughout the week for your family!

Yearly Events

We have fun all year round at St. Andrew Preschool!

Just a few of our yearly events:

Rodeo Round Up • Multicultural Learning Days • Art Gala • Down on the Farm • Pajama Day

Various guest instructors including professional artists, cultural educators, and storytellers

We nurture our children in nationally accredited classrooms.
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Thank you for your faithfulness and participation in our church family as we navigate this unique challenge.