Each day the Early Learning Center opens at and closes at . Children meet together from 7:00 am to 8:00 for breakfast each day. Lunch is served each day. The meals meet the dietary recommendations for young children. Nap time is required for each child who stays all day. The students go outside to play twice a day for full day programs. Lesson plans are developed by the teacher each week and incorporate the school's curriculum and state standards for each age level.
If your child is sick you are welcome to call and ask what we would recommend. The safest answer is if the child is not acting like themselves or is unable to participate in classroom activities, they should stay home. Here is a quick reference guide to help you decide "How Sick is Too Sick" Form.
Yes! There is a separate outside play area for the toddler classes at the school entrance. And, a separate outside play area for the preschool and pre-k classes is located at the back of the school. Our playgrounds are safe and fun!
All staff have been trained in CPR and First Aid at the beginning of the school year.
St. John's Early Learning Center has an open-door policy where parents may visit/observe their child at anytime. So that classroom disruptions are kept to a minimum, we kindly request that you notify the classroom teacher in advance of your intent to visit. Together we can find an opportune time to observe or participate with your child.
These are the maximum ratios:
8. What if my child has food allergies/special needs?
Each special need will be considered on an individual basis. St. John's does not employ special teachers or instructors to work with specific needs. We do contract with Children's Hospital to provide a nurse consultant to train us to identify symptoms associated with severe allergic reactions and have been instructed on how to administer emergency medications for severe allergic reactions. Please speak with the director about your specific concern.