“I pledge to myself on this day to try to be kind in every way, to every person, big and small, I will help them if they fall. When I love myself and others too, that is the best that I can do.”
Pre-School Daily Routine
When you visit one of our preschool classrooms, we hope that you will see a pair of children willingly taking turns, or several children reaching out to console an upset classmate, or a couple of children negotiating a difference of opinion.
We believe that teaching relational skills is the most important thing that we do. We actively try to teach our children how to voice their own needs in a constructive way, how to accommodate someone else, and how to care of each other.
When the preschool classroom is a kind and gentle place, when the children are inclusive, playing happily with each other and beginning to be able to resolve differences, we have done our job well.
As part of our Episcopal tradition, we value difference and believe that God’s light shines through every child. We welcome children of all races, creeds, ethnicities and religious beliefs. In addition, we welcome children of different academic and physical ability. We meet our preschool children where they are, recognizing that every child develops differently.
Most importantly, we strive to build a classroom culture where the children accept and embrace each other’s differences.
Service is an important way to link our preschool to the broader Wilmington community. Throughout the year, we provide multiple opportunities to give to others. Monthly, our parents and children cook and serve dinner at a homeless shelter. We collect food for food pantries at Thanksgiving, presents for children at Christmas and Easter baskets for children at Easter.
In the winter, our Scholastic book fair raises money for Wilmington Delaware’s St. Michael’s Preschool and in the spring, our “St Jude Trike-a-Thon” attracts both current students and alumni as we raise money for St Jude Children’s Hospital.