St. Sebastian Center for Early Learning
Welcome to the St. Sebastian Center for Early Learning
It is my pleasure to introduce to you St. Sebastian Parish Center for Early Learning which I believe to be among the finest facilities and programs in our area. Our parish believes that every child should have the best education possible supported by a Christian community and so provides the resources and works diligently every day to make this ideal a reality.
By placing your child in this program you are giving them a strong base on which to build. St. Sebastian is able to provide them with a safe, clean, and enjoyable atmosphere where they will be taught by a highly qualified and motivated staff. All of this takes place within a strong parish structure that can support your mission to give you child every advantage in the years ahead.
If you are interested in finding out more about this outstanding program, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Rev. John A. Valencheck
Purposes and Goals
The center's purpose is to provide a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for the enhancement of each child’s social, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and physical potential. The center is viewed as a precursor to, but not a requirement of, the child’s enrollment in St. Sebastian School. We see it as an extension of our parish community.
The goals of the center are:
- To instill a love of learning and a hunger for knowledge and creativity.
- To meet the individual child's needs for spiritual, social-emotional, cognitive, and physical growth.
- To help prepare the individual child for the elementary school experience.
- To provide parents with the opportunity to better understand their child's development and how to encourage and foster the attainment of their child's potential.
The St. Sebastian Center for Early Learning will meet the above goals by fostering a child’s learning through free play, group time activities, outdoor play and learning centers. The “subjects” of math, science, language development, art, social studies, music, pre-reading and pre-writing will all be fostered throughout the program using a total hands-on approach. The teacher will foster the child’s development by creating the environment that allows the child to explore, create and discover. Theme units will be used to guide the specific areas of learning.
Want to know more? Download the 2013 Preschool brochure. Or call (330) 836-3838.