Preschool and Childcare
Welcome to St. James. Welcome to the family. Please take a look around. See for yourself what makes us special. Head over to our Forms page to download the 2023-2024 preschool registration form and handbook. Feel free to contact us to set up a visit to meet our family.
Our weekday Preschool, sponsored by St. James United Methodist Church is a community ministry of the Church. Here we seek to provide experiences that will help your child to grow in many ways — physically, emotionally, spiritually, socially, and intellectually. We also seek to provide a Christian (non-denominational) atmosphere in which love, understanding, and individual concern make this growth possible. We will help your child grow in independence and in his adjustment to the world beyond the home.
Head over to our form page to get started. Download the proper forms and get them back to us. If you have any questions please…
Preschool curriculum includes vocabulary development, reading comprehension, writing strategies, writing applications…
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…
“A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.” – Paulo Coelho
Come Visit Us
It’s never too early to start thinking about preschool. Contact us now to schedule a tour. You will love our school, our childcare, and our family.
Our Pre-School. Our Family. Our Community
It is God’s intention that we develop our potential as human beings created in His image. This potential will be enhanced by fostering physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual growth in ourselves and our children. Each person is unique and this uniqueness is considered the basis for development of each area.
Typical day at St. James
Art, science activities, math activities, fine motor skills
Research has shown that children stay healthier when they have daily outdoor play.
Songs, stories, discussion, special day, sharing time
Classroom discussion, children’s literature, sharing, special day time
How do I enroll?
Please visit our forms page to download appropriate forms. Fill those out and return as soon as possible. A child is considered to be enrolled in the preschool only after the registration fee has been received, the administrator confirms the availability of space and the required paperwork is received and reviewed and approved by the administrator. This includes basic enrollment and health information. Any change to this information must be communicated to the office immediately so that current information is always on file. This is for the safety of your child. A medical form signed by a physician or certified nurse practitioner is required to be submitted within 30 days of admission. This medical must be updated every 13 months.
What if my child is sick?
We ask that you not bring a sick child to preschool. They will be sent home! Please also plan ahead and have a backup care plan in place if you are not able to take time off from work/school. Please notify the school that your child will not be attending that day.
What about school cancellation?
Our school calendar follows closely the Miamisburg Public School calendar. If weather conditions prohibit school in Miamisburg, we will also be closed. If the Miamisburg Public Schools are on a delay, we will be opening at our regular time. If these circumstances should arise, watch WHIO-TV for closing information on Public Schools or check our Facebook Page.
What if there is an emergency?
St. James Preschool has devised several procedures to follow in the event that an emergency would occur while a child is at the preschool. Please see the handbook for more details.
What are the tuition rates?
Two days a week classes………………………………$115.00 ($345 quarterly)
Three days a week classes……………………………$145.00 ($435 quarterly)
Four days a week classes………………..……………$185.00 ($555 quarterly)
Five days a week classes………………..……………$210.00 ($630 quarterly)
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!!
Get In Touch
We would love to talk. Drop us a line and we will get back to you soon.