The mission of St. Peter's Seasons of Learning ECC is to provide a loving Christian environment where children are exposed to age appropriate activities and are encouraged to grow intellectually and spiritually.
It is our honor as well as our responsibility to teach the children at our early childhood center in the way that is developmentally appropriate for them. The early childhood years are a powerful time for building a foundation of human intelligence and we believe that play is the most important aspect in early childhood development. Therefore, early development means learning through play as well as teacher and child directed learning activities.
Play is a natural and effective way for children to learn to concentrate, experiment, exercise their imagination and try out new ideas. They practice grown-up behavior, use large and small muscles and learn what they can do with their bodies. The children work through play and learn how to get along with others in the process. In each classroom, the children have an opportunity to play freely and choose activities that help them be creative and have fun at the same time.
Our Traditional Preschool Programs (Tuition Based) accommodates children ages 3 to 5. Our GSRP program accommodates children age 4 and families that are income eligible. In all of our preschool classrooms, each child uses the open ended and teacher directed materials in different ways and at their own appropriate developmental level. In a properly prepared learning environment, using a “hands on” approach allows each child to naturally progress to the next level when they are ready. We, the teachers, are there to gently guide the children and encourage new challenges!
The State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has granted a license for the operation of childcare and preschool programs at St. Peter's Seasons of Learning Early Childhood Center. The evaluation of our building and programs is carried out bi-annually by this department to ensure a quality program and facility.
St. Peter’s Seasons of Learning has recently made updates to the preschool wing with a new UV Light Air Filtration System in each classroom along with new learning manipulatives. Plans are to continue to make positive updates in each classroom through the coming years.
Our large classrooms can accommodate up to 18 students. There will be one lead teacher and at least one associate teacher in each room at all times.
St. Peter’s Seasons of Learning follows the adult child ratio set by licensing. For the safety and convenience of the children, there is a child-size bathroom inside each classroom.
All preschool classrooms are connected to one large shared playground, which is equipped with age-appropriate playground equipment.
St. Peter’s Seasons of Learning follows the Safe Start to School Plan and continues to have face to face learning in each classroom.
Our Traditional Preschool and GSRP classrooms are spacious and allow children plenty of room to work and play in.