Saint Stephen's Preschool
Saint Stephen’s Preschool is a ministry of Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Birmingham, Alabama. We are a half day preschool for ages 6 months to 5 years old. Our regular hours are 9:00am – 1:00pm and we have extended hours in the mornings (8:00am - 9:00am) for all ages and in the afternoons (1:00pm – 2:30pm) for children who are in the 2’s classes and older.
The purpose of Saint Stephen's Preschool is to give the parent free time, knowing his or her child is in a loving, Christian environment; and that the child is under the supervision of a trained worker and teacher whose goal is to develop each child in the areas of social, physical, emotional, and mental growth.
Your child will participate in a variety of activities suitable to his or her age, such as:
Exploring his/her environment; interacting with teachers and other children; learning to respond, sing, and listen to different kinds of music; enjoying stories, poetry, dramatizations, puppetry, and books; using play equipment to aid in physical development; and working with manipulative materials, such as paints, clay, crayons, scissors, paste, puzzles, and other craft items.
Experiences are designed to strengthen a child's self concept and understanding of his or her surroundings, such as:
- Working as an individual
- solving problems in everyday life
- respecting others' rights
- developing the feeling that school is a place:
- where he/she can find love and understanding and
- understanding that he/she is special
- and has worth to himself/herself and others
- regardless of whether he or she achieves
Working to achieve these goals in our school is a staff experienced in caring for children.