St. Paul's Preschool

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Basic Information

Address: 104 S. Village Avenue, Exton, PA 19341
Phone Number: 610-593-9393

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Additional Information

Director: Cari Kramer
Ages/Grades: 2 through 5
School Type: Christian Preschool
School Setting:

St. Paul's Preschool is within St. Paul's Lutheran Church in the village of Lionville, PA

Classroom Size: 10 to 14 kids
Year Opened: 1994
Hours: 9:00-12:00 some extended days
School Season: September through May
Tuition:

$158-268

Meals Provided?: No
State Permits?: No
Full Time/Part Time: Part Time
Languages Spoken: English
First Aid Certified?: Yes
Religious?: Yes
Extended Care?: Yes
Summer School/Camp?: No
Academic Programs: PROGRAM FOR 2 YEAR OLDS (2 years old by June 1st) Fridays 9-11am Tuition: $158 per month 10 children per class with One certified teacher and assistant. The focus of this program is to acquaint two year olds with a school environment. Emphasis is placed on sharing, self control, separation from parents, and interaction with others. The main activity is PLAY. There will also be a monthly Music and Movement class. Classes run from September through May. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PROGRAM FOR 3 YEAR OLDS (3 years old by October 1st) Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 am to 12 noon Tuition: $198 per month 12 children per class with One certified teacher and assistant. Three year olds at St. Paul’s Preschool are likely to be attending a structured preschool for the first time. We emphasize sharing, taking turns, listening and playing, with activities planned to ensure a positive first-school experience. Areas of interest are provided each day including crafts, painting, blocks, puzzles, dramatic play and reading. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PROGRAM FOR 4 YEAR OLDS (4 years old by October 1st) Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00 am to 12 noon Tuition: $198 per month 12 children per class with Certified teacher and assistant. Four year olds are involved in activities that provide for individual differences in preparing them for a kindergarten program. Development of independence, self confidence, and the desire to learn are accomplished through group and individual activities. Readiness for kindergarten is emphasized based on recommendations from kindergarten teachers and principals. Many varied centers are provided each day to help develop small motor, large motor and social skills. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PROGRAM FOR 5 YEAR OLDS (5 years old by January 31st) Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 12 noon Tuition: $268 per month 12-14 children in the class with One certified teacher and assistant. Our five-year-old program emphasizes self confidence, ability to follow directions and independence. Additional emphasis is given to development of social skills such as self control and cooperation. Readiness activities designed to enhance listening, pre-reading, numerical concepts, and other elements of emergent literacy (e.g., ordering, classifying) are provided. The five-year-old program is specifically designed for those children who do not meet the kindergarten age requirements and/or may need another year in a small class before kindergarten.
Mission Statement:

St. Paul’s Preschool strives to provide a quality education in a nurturing Christian environment which will foster each child’s social, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth. Emphasis is placed on active learning through play to enhance cognitive development.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

All programs will teach your child about their relationship with God in a nurturing Christian environment to encourage “religion readiness.” Periodically during a circle time, the children join the pastor in the sanctuary for a story or song.

Notes/School Information:

Academic Programs: PROGRAM FOR 2 YEAR OLDS (2 years old by June 1st) Fridays 9-11am Tuition: $158 per month 10 children per class with One certified teacher and assistant. The focus of this program is to acquaint two year olds with a school environment. Emphasis is placed on sharing, self-control, separation from parents, and interaction with others. The main activity is PLAY. There will also be a monthly Music and Movement class. Classes run from September through May. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PROGRAM FOR 3 YEAR OLDS (3 years old by October 1st) Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 am to 12 noon Tuition: $198 per month 12 children per class with One certified teacher and assistant .Three year olds at St. Paul’s Preschool are likely to be attending a structured preschool for the first time. We emphasize sharing, taking turns, listening and playing, with activities planned to ensure a positive first-school experience. Areas of interest are provided each day including crafts, painting, blocks, puzzles, dramatic play and reading. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PROGRAM FOR 4 YEAR OLDS (4 years old by October 1st) Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00 am to 12 noon Tuition: $198 per month 12 children per class with One certified teacher and assistant. Four year olds are involved in activities that provide for individual differences in preparing them for a kindergarten program. Development of independence, self-confidence, and the desire to learn are accomplished through group and individual activities. Readiness for kindergarten is emphasized based on recommendations from kindergarten teachers and principals. Many varied centers are provided each day to help develop small motor, large motor and social skills. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PROGRAM FOR 5 YEAR OLDS (5 years old by January 31st) Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 12 noon Tuition: $268 per month 12-14 children in the class with One certified teacher and assistant Our five-year-old program emphasizes self-confidence, ability to follow directions and independence. Additional emphasis is given to development of social skills such as self-control and cooperation. Readiness activities designed to enhance listening, pre-reading, numerical concepts, and other elements of emergent literacy (e.g., ordering, classifying) are provided. The five-year-old program is specifically designed for those children who do not meet the kindergarten age requirements and/or may need another year in a small class before kindergarten.
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EXTENDED DAY ENRICHMENT FOR PRESCHOOLERS:  This program will add learning opportunities for preschoolers by working on the following:  Alphabet and number skills, fine motor skills, science and nature, arts and crafts, cooking, free play and exploration, added time for interaction with others.  Curriculum will be based on monthly themes that are different than the mornings.   All these are done through interactive learning strategies.  Individuals will be guided to areas that need extra skill building.  This program gives us an opportunity to customize learning to meet each child’s needs. STEM themes are routinely used. Tuesday and Wednesday Afternoons from noon to 3 pm.  Maximum of 12-14 children will be accepted.
Open to three, four and five year old children (from our preschool or others).
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KINDERGARTEN ENRICHMENT on Mondays and Thursdays for kindergartners from area schools (alumni or others - all are welcome).
Either or both days may be selected ~ $78 for one day, $148 for two days. 
Registration form is included in the registrations forms link below.
 

Testimomials:

Both of our children attended St. Paul's Preschool up through the 5 year old program. Each day we went to school was an adventure in fun and learning! The children were embraced by the loving care of the staff. The activities and crafts were so creative. (We still display our preschool artwork during holidays.) The children couldn't wait to go to school and be with their friends and teachers. As parents, we never wanted the experience to end and we still long for those cheerful days watching our kids grow and develop with God's love at St. Paul's.

Now that our children are in elementary school, we are even more convinced that those early years prepared them well for what was ahead. When our son received extra high marks on his report card in the "Makes Good Choices" line item, we knew that St. Paul's Preschool was part of that success! As parents, St. Pauls' Preschool was definitely one of our "good choices" as well.

Dan and Kirsten McCurdy
Downingtown, PA

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We have been at St. Paul's Preschool for six years, and we love everything about it. The teachers are all very loving and kind, and they really take the time to get to know each child as an individual. Our kids have always been excited to go to preschool in the morning, and at pick up time they can't wait to show us what they've been working on. The school does an excellent job of allowing the children to learn and develop through play, crafts, singing, reading, and fun. St. Paul's has been like a second home for our children, and we feel blessed to have found such a special place for our children to begin school.

Maureen T. Bellafante
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"We moved to Chester Springs in the November of 2002. We immediately began a search for a new preschool for our then four year old daughter. As we searched, we heard from several neighbors and friends that we had to check out St. Paul's. I am so glad that we took that advice. Our daughter's experience in the Pre-K program could not have been more perfectly tailored to her needs. Mrs. Venezia was able to meet the needs of each of her students academically, socially and emotionally. Our daughter entered Kindergarten the following fall and was more than prepared in all areas. We were so pleased with our experience that we immediately enrolled our son in the two year old program for the following year. Every aspect of the St. Paul's program was a delightful experience. Our children were fed intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. The caring staff members took time to communicate with us and were responsive to any concerns and questions. I would, without hesitation, recommend St. Paul's." Kathy Collier

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St. Paul's has a very well rounded preschool program focusing on the children and helping them to develop some of the first real friendships of their lives. It is a very caring, loving and nurturing environment to be a part of. David is still close to people he was in preschool with. At 16, he still remembers quite a bit about his time there, including bringing in his favorite books to share with the class, very nice teachers, and making great arts and crafts and having lots of fun on the wonderful playground! He remembers sitting in a circle listening to stories read by his teacher and sharing. When I asked him something he learned he said "social skills". I, personally remember the field trips, they were fun too, and were a different kind of learning tool for the children.
Although academics was not the main focus (which made me happy - they have enough of that when they get to school), David was very prepared for kindergarten. Throughout the time of fun, they were also gently learning what they should be to be prepared for their future. Everyone at St. Paul's seemed to work together so nicely and it was a very comfortable, healthy atmosphere. Personally, it was the perfect fit for us and it did give David a great start in life! Thanks! Jane Beard
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"Sending my son to St Paul's Preschool was the best decision that i ever made for him. Everyday that we walked in those doors, i knew that he was being loved and cared for at school just as i love and care for him at home. Not only was he sad to "graduate" from Saint Paul's, but I was as well. My son started out at St Pauls as a very quiet and reserved 4 year old and after 2 years his confidence grew by leaps and bounds. He was, without a doubt, very prepared for elementary school."

Christie Hissrich

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St. Paul's is the best. We feel so blessed to have had our two sons attend these past few years. I can't believe I wrote my last St. Paul's preschool check this week. SAD! Thank you for your excellent everything!
Fondly,
Jessica and Eric

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Our three boys attended St Paul's Preschool and had a wonderful experience!! The teachers were so warm and caring and it was a great first-school experience for all of our boys. The years they had at St. Paul's made the kindergarten transition easy. The pastors have been wonderful over the years and the congregation is so welcoming. We are members of the church, and our boys have great memories of their years at St. Paul's, which began at age three. Jill Dietrich

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