WHO WE ARE
Located at the end of a long, quiet lane and backing onto Hagley Museum’s 235 preserved acres, Christ Church Episcopal Preschool feels removed from the hustle of modern life. So much so, that it’s easy to forget that 141 and I95 are close at hand.
Our parents appreciate the long entrance into campus. It provides a transition to CCEP, to its quieter and gentler rhythm. Here, there is room for young children to grow at their speed, there is space for them to explore, and there is time for them to be preschoolers. Here, they are not in a hurry to become elementary students or middle schoolers. They are not trying to keep up with older children.
This safe place is made just for them.
We focus on early childhood education exclusively. Each year, we educate and nurture 65 preschoolers aged 18 months to 5 years.
Our 22 acre campus is graced with old oaks, maples and the occasional sycamore tree. There is a field for chasing bubbles, a slope for winter sledding, and a small forest for climbing over logs and hide and seek.
A nature trail connects the different spaces. An award-winning outdoor classroom encourages discovery. A garden bursts with ripening lettuce the children planted themselves. Two playgrounds offer opportunities to dig in the sand and climb.
Light pours into the classrooms through long banks of leaded-glass windows. Hot lunches are served from our kitchen daily. And the rafters in the children’s chapel soar overhead as the children sing.
Whether you’re looking for your child to have a few hours of socialization each week or you’re looking for an alternative to daycare, we have a solution. We have children who are with us for twelve hours a week and others that are with us for fifty hours a week.
Being flexible, meeting children where they are, and working with parents are core to who we are. Whatever your issue or constraint, we will work with you to meet your child’s and family’s needs.