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St. Mary’s

Early Childhood Center

St. Mary’s Early Childhood Center is a not-for-profit agency that offers two early childhood initiatives to positively impact the futures of young children: The Preschool Program and The Professional Development Program.

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St. Mary’s Early Childhood Center’s mission statement is based on the premise that the children we serve are inherently competent, capable, and strong. St. Mary’s Early Childhood Center:

St. Mary’s Early Childhood Center’s mission Statement is based on the premise that the children we serve are inherently competent, capable, and strong. St Mary’s Early Childhood Center:

  • Integrates highly effective professional educators with a proven learning philosophy.
  • Uses qualitative measures to show impact.
  • Impacts preschool children in poverty — who are at life and learning risk — with the highest quality cognitive, creative, social, physical, and emotional learning experiences that will transition into a foundation for lifelong success.
  • Is accountable to the children and families served, stakeholders and contributors, and the early childhood learning community.
  • Integrates highly effective professional educators with a proven learning philosophy.
  • Uses qualitative measures to show impact.
  • Impacts preschool children in poverty — who are at life and learning risk — with the highest quality cognitive, creative, social, physical, and emotional learning experiences that will transition into a foundation for lifelong success.
  • Is accountable to the children and families served, stakeholders and contributors, and the early childhood learning community.
93%

Of our students are living in poverty

85%

Leave at a 5-year-old developmental level

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Children are able to attend the high quality preschool program for as little as $10 per week. Scholarships are also available for educators working with children living in poverty and/or dealing with adversity. Through generous community support, the life changing impact is being made. We invite you to join us!

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