St. James Early Childhood Program
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Early Childhood Programs & Tuition Rates
Early childhood education is an integral part of Catholic education at St. James School. We recognize that each child is made in the image and likeness of God. In partnership with families, we focus on the spiritual, social and academic needs of the young child.Our early childhood classrooms are designed to provide a stimulating atmosphere of discovery, exploration and creativity. Through individual, small group and whole group activities, students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of learning experiences. We will provide your child with developmentally and age appropriate programs in a Christ-centered environment. While learning may look like child's play here, the play is orchestrated by our skilled teachers with a serious goal: the steady development of the social, emotional and intellectual skills that young children need to succeed. To learn more about our programs contact us today at 797-5444 .
About the Programs:
Our Preschool Classes and Kindergartens work hand-in-hand to enhance learning and to better prepare each child for a positive academic foundation ensuring individual successes.We do this by providing an atmosphere of nurturing and acceptance in a safe and secure environment. We focus on a child-centered, developmentally appropriate classroom that works in conjunction with the teacher-directed group activities.Building children’s self-esteem cannot be underestimated. We individualize our educational programs. They are designed to meet the specific needs of each child. We celebrate multiculturalism, diversity and our own uniqueness. We are flexible. Acting on teachable moments is the key to providing the building blocks for tomorrow. If we are to truly value our children, we must value their families. The Catholic Schools of Broome County are offering a $500 tuition credit for any student currently enrolled in a CatholicPre-K program and enrolls in Kindergarten. This includes programs at our three elementary schools and independent programs such as the one at St. Anthony’s for example.