Early Childhood Center

Preschool Information

St. Philip’s ECC offers a high quality preschool for children in the area. We are proud of our low child-to-teacher ratio and the safe, nurturing environment we provide. Our program is teacher directed, yet provides many opportunities for children to make their own choices and have fun while learning at school. We view preschool as a kindergarten readiness program where we provide opportunities in social/emotional, cognitive, language, physical, and spiritual developmental growth in a non-threatening atmosphere. Our curriculum is based on Missouri standards.

The curriculum is presented monthly with lesson plans and taught in a variety of ways. Skills include cognitive, motor, creative arts, language, social/emotional, science, and bible time. The teacher/student ratio is 1:8 for both classes.

Our preschool teachers are Missouri State certified with degrees in Education and with years of experience in teaching. Mrs. Julie has been with St. Philip’s for more than 4 years and Mrs. Kaitlin for more than 8 years.

We offer classes for children who turn 3 or 4 years old before August 1st.

Preschool 3/4 year olds – Julie Tobnick

Class days and times are: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.

Curriculum for this class focuses on:

  • Physical Development (Gross motor and Fine motor)
  • Cognitive Skills — colors, shapes, numbers, alphabet, etc
  • Social/Emotional Growth — assist child to learn age appropriate behaviors
  • Language — reading stories
  • Music and art appreciation
  • Spiritual Growth — Bible stories, songs, verses, and prayer
  • Enrichment programs available — Music, Movement & Motion

Preschool 4/5 year olds – Kaitlin Boyd

Class days and times are: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.

Curriculum for this class focuses on:

  • Kindergarten readiness
  • Physical Development (Gross motor and Fine motor)
  • Cognitive Skills — math/science development
  • Language — writing skills
  • Creative arts and music — songs, poems, painting, etc
  • Social/Emotional Growth — respect for peers, conflict resolution, peer pressure
  • Spiritual Growth — Bible stories, songs, verses, and prayer
  • Enrichment programs available — Science Seekers, Creative Corner, Music, and Movement & Motion