About Us


Our weekday Preschool, sponsored by St. James 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.

Our Story

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.


1.Each child will be encouraged to pursue his/her development in five areas (physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual) from the point they are when entering our program through the normal developmental stages.

2.Each child will be encouraged to pursue this development as far as he/she is able given the resources we have available. 

3. No child will be expected to enter any activity he/she has not shown a readiness to engage in..

4.Each child will be encouraged to feel about himself in a positive way

Philosophy & Mission

At St. James Preschool and Childcare Center, we believe in the value and uniqueness of each child we serve. Our programs’ experience is designed to promote each child’s own individual social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development.

As caregivers and educators, our mission is to provide a safe and developmentally appropriate learning environment, which fosters a child’s natural desire to explore, discover, create, and become a lifelong learner.

Helping Your Child Explore, Grow, & Learn

An important part of growing up involves learning to make positive behavioral choices, interacting well with others, and taking responsibility for one’s actions. We help children achieve these goals by promoting self-discipline, reinforcing positive behaviors, and allowing children to experience the natural and logical consequences, when safe and appropriate, of their actions.

What We Offer


Beginner Classes

Child must be 3 years old by cutoff date (see handbook for details)

M/W/F – A.M. Mrs. Fisher & Mrs. Hewitt

T/TH – A.M. Mrs. Espelage & Mrs. Copsey
T/TH – A.M. Mrs. Fisher & Mrs. Hewitt

M/W/F – P.M. Mrs. Espelage & Mrs. Fisher

Pre-Kindergarten Classes

Child must be 4 years old by cutoff date (see handbook for details)

4-day – A.M. Mrs. Kusnerik & Mrs. Hill
4-day – A.M. Mrs. Wasoski

M/W/F – A.M. Ms. Foley & Mrs. Copsey
M/W/F – A.M. Mrs. Tate & Mrs. Espelage

T/TH – A.M. Mrs. Tate & Mrs. Angerer

M/W/F – P.M. Ms. Foley
M/W/F – P.M. Mrs. Wasoski & Mrs. Angerer
M/W/F – P.M. Mrs. Hill & Mrs. Kusnerik

Childcare Center

Age of Children Maximum number of Children
6 weeks to 18 months 6 children
Age of Children Maximum number of Children
18 months to 3 years 11 children
Preschool 1
Age of Children Maximum number of Children
3 years to 4 years 12 children
Preschool 2
Age of Children Maximum number of Children
4 years to 5 years 16 children
Age of Children Maximum number of Children
All kindergarten eligible students 18 children
School Age Room
Age of Children Maximum number of Children
Kindergarten to end of 5th grade 36 children

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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St. James Preschool and Childcare

Miamisburg's premier Preschool and Childcare center

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© St James Preschool and Childcare 2020
Designed by JIMSPARKS.co