Childcare

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.

Administrators

Cindy L. Sorg

Cindy L. Sorg

Administrator

StJamesKids1@gmail.com
937-865-0272

Krista Cain

Krista Cain

Asst Administrator

StJamesUMC.ccc@gmail.com
937-866-1633

Stacie Bell

Stacie Bell

Asst Administrator

StJamesUMC.ccc@gmail.com
937-866-1633

Philosophy

Our program is built around the concept that children are born ready to learn. As caregivers, we strive to create a learning environment that is safe, stimulating and encouraging. The following principles are excerpted from the Ohio Early Learning and Developmental Standards and serve as the foundation for our curriculum. 

  • Children develop knowledge of their world through active interactions with caregivers, peers, materials, and
  • Learning is sequential, building on prior understandings and
  • Learning proceeds at different rates in each area and each child; children will show a range of skills and understandings in any one area of
  • Learning in each area is interconnected. Young children learn best through experiences, which incorporate several areas of
  • Learning is embedded in a culture. Children learn best when their learning activities are rooted in a familiar cultural context.
  • Learning begins in the family, continues in early care and education settings, and depends on parent involvement and caregiver guidance.
  • All children have the potential to achieve the Ohio Early Learning and Developmental Standards with appropriate supports and

Our Caregivers

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Infants

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Toddlers

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Preschool/Pre-K/PM Kindergarten

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School Age

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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.

Many years ago both my boys attended St James they loved. We still run into staff and teachers out an about .
Today was my sons last day of his 1st yr at st james. He absolutely loved it and learned so much! Mrs. Espelage and Mrs. Fisher were wonderful teachers and make him love learning! He is already excited to start Pre-k there in the fall!
My kids have been going here for several years. Zero complaints! They love it!
This is such a great place excellent with the kids and very sweet staff. My son loves it
Teachers are wonderful!! My daughter has learned so much and loves going to school!

Love! Absolutely made the transition for my children from out of state into a smooth and happy experience. Highly recommend!!

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