Curriculum and Assessment
Every child is unique, and no two children develop and learn in the same way or at the same pace. That said, it is possible to accommodate individual learning styles and developmental progress within a comprehensive, flexible educational framework.
The Curriculum that is used at St. James Child Care Center is The Creative Curriculum it helps teachers develop effective lessons and activities based on the needs of the children they serve and a proven long-term educational plan. The Creative Curriculum helps children acquire social and learning skills at every stage of life, because it provides seamless transitions from the infant stage of development through the preschool years and into school-age enrichment.
The Creative Curriculum for infants and toddlers focuses on building relationships by fostering a sense of security and self-identity during the first 3 years of a child’s life. For preschoolers, The Creative Curriculum expands to cover literacy, math, science, social studies, the arts, technology, diversity, and physical and cognitive development while continuing to support social/emotional development. In addition to the core curriculum, St. James Child Care offers numerous rotating enrichment programs, including music, creative movement and Spanish class.
Ages and Stages (ASQ) is the assessment tool that is used at St. James Child Care Center. ASQ screens and assesses the developmental performance of children in the areas of communication, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, problem solving, and personal-social skills. It is used to identify children that would benefit from in-depth evaluation for developmental delays. The ASQ pinpoints developmental progress in children between the ages of one month to 5 ½ years. Its success lies in its parent-centric approach and inherent ease-of-use—a combination that has made it the most widely used developmental screener across the globe.
What Our Families are Saying
Anthony loves going to school here. The staff is great. I love hearing all about his day when I get home. Highly recommend this preschool.
This is our first year with St. JAMES and our son Maverick loves it. Mrs. Fisher & Mrs. Hewitt have been wonderful. I love hearing everything he has learned after the day is over. I highly recommend this school.
Love! Absolutely made the transition for my children from out of state into a smooth and happy experience. Highly recommend!!