St. Margaret’s Day School provides children with an opportunity to learn about themselves and the world around them.The school exposes children to learning experiences and gives them ample opportunity to explore, experiment, create and feel successful. A young child needs to have the opportunity to grow in relationships with other children of similar ages socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually, and spiritually. These goals are best achieved in a warm, open learning environment, facilitated by professional, caring adults. Each child is unique and develops at his/her own individual rate. Therefore, the curriculum must reflect each child's own needs, interests and level of development.
Our curriculum includes a full program of emergent math and early literacy activities, which are consistent with the most current philosophies of early childhood education. We also emphasize science, music, movement, art, drama, cooking, and social skills appropriate to the age level of the children so they can experience the excitement of learning and about the world around them. In addition, each age/grade level includes special thematic units with developmentally appropriate goals and objectives. Our Kindergarten uses the McGraw Hill Reading series and the Harcourt Brace math curriculum.Throughout the school year, we offer multiple opportunities, at various times in the day and evening, for families to participate in their children’s school experience.
All half day programs run from 9am-11:30am and 12:30-3pm with an optional lunch program from 11:30am-12:30pm daily.
All full day programs run from 9am-3pm
Before Care runs from 7:30-9am
After Care runs from 3-6pm with structured activities daily.
Our teachers are all degreed.
TWO YEAR OLD classes: Must have turned 2 by September 1st. A morning and afternoon class is offered. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
THREE YEAR OLD classes: Must have turned 3 by December 31st. A morning and afternoon class is offered. Children are not required to be potty trained. Classes are held on Mondays,Wednesdays and Fridays.
FOUR YEAR OLD classes: Must have turned 4 by December 31st. A morning and afternoon class is offered. Classes are held Monday through Friday.
PRE-KINDERGARTEN classes: One full day class is offered.Classes are held Monday-Friday.
KINDERGARTEN classes: MSDE approved and licensed. One class of 16-18 students is held Monday through Friday.
has MSDE Accredited accreditation.
has NAEYC accreditation.
National Association for the Education of Young Children is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children. NAEYC established a national, voluntary accreditation system to set professional standards for early childhood education programs and to help families identify high-quality programs. The NAEYC Accreditation Criteria address all aspects of an early childhood program, including interactions among teachers and children, curriculum, interactions among teachers and families, administration, staff qualifications and professional development, staffing patterns, physical environment, health and safety, nutrition and food service, and program evaluation.