Welcome to St. James Preschool!
We provide a loving, Christian environment that will help your child learn and develop under the guidance of qualified, understanding teachers. We offer a half day program, Monday through Friday, that will enrich life and enhance development in such a way that your child can work and play better at home and adjust more readily to elementary school.
We respect parents as the primary and most important provider of care and nurturing for their children. We believe parents and teachers are partners in children’s care and education and are looking forward to establishing this partnership with you.
St. James Preschool is licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services, awarded the highest possible quality rating, level 5, by Colorado Shines quality rating program, and is a Denver Preschool Program certified provider operating from September through May.
We are an outreach ministry of St. James Presbyterian Church in Littleton, Colorado. Under the guidance of a board, St. James supports a caring community that creates an environment which helps families and staff connect, serve, and grow together!
We welcome all children who may benefit from our program. We admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Our program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.
OUR CORE PURPOSE
“To equip children with tools that provide a strong foundation, inspiring a lifetime of learning.”
OUR CORE VALUES
The following core values form the framework that guides St. James Preschool:
- Rooted in faith
- Grounded in the significance of early childhood development (a unique time)
- Cultivate nurturing relationships
- Provide a caring, supportive environment
- Believe in the power of play
OUR STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
The educational philosophy of St. James Preschool is based on meeting the developmental needs of young children between the ages of 2 1/2-6. It is our intent to provide a loving, play based program which will meet each child’s emotional, social, cognitive and physical needs in a Christian environment.
Love is our foundation and is something that cannot be measured or described fully. “We love because God first loved us, 1 John 4:19.” Love is a combination of positive feelings in our hearts, love helps us feel gracious, kind, caring, valued, and accepted. Love motivates us to feel willing and generous, to sacrifice, to surrender, forgive, trust, be patient, encourage, be compassionate, serve, and be nonjudgmental to ourselves and others. Love is letting go of control, gives freedom to our self and others to grow, be and really live. So many of our families believe that there is a feeling of love and caring that can be felt when you enter our preschool. This comes from our belief in Christian principles and is lived out by our dedicated staff that is the heart of St. James.