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The vision of The Early Education Center at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is to provide a program that nurtures the whole child: body, mind and spirit. Throughout our day we celebrate each child as a strong, curious, capable, unique creation of God. We strive to honor a spirit of inquiry and the joy of discovery inherent in all children. The EEC is a place of JOY where trust and respect are essential because we know that relationships are the foundation of learning. We recognize that the preschool years are a critical time to support a family’s transition to school, begin building relationships, and create a sense of belonging within our EEC community. Nurturing, supportive, warm, inviting environments provide an ideal setting for establishing a love of God, of people and of learning that will set a foundation of security and success for years to come.
Our teachers, therapists and administrative staff members combine a deep love for our Tiny Saints with a devotion to age-appropriate instruction. Our passion is to offer a well-balanced variety of experiences, which stimulate creativity, instill a strong academic foundation and provide an opportunity for self-exploration. Children learn and play in classrooms that are spacious, bright and colorful and generously supplied with curricular material, age-appropriate toys and tools for creative learning. Music, Drama, Christian Education, Motor Movement and Art classes are taught by talented enrichment teachers and are held in dedicated classrooms that provide multisensory learning opportunities.
Our Outdoor Classroom is a crucial part of our program because we believe (and child development research confirms) that in order to nurture the whole child we must acknowledge that children’s learning is constant and rooted in PLAY. The Outdoor Classroom provides children with opportunities to embrace their wonder of the natural world and to engage in experiences that are personally meaningful to them. We seek opportunities to encounter and explore nature together as children lead us with their curiosity and drive to explore and discover.
We hope you’ll visit soon and join us in embracing the curiosity and wisdom of childhood!

Practical Details

2021-2022

Yearly Rate
Monthly Payment *
Half Day
$5,125
$416
Full Day
$6,600
$524

After Care

Yearly Rate
Monthly Payment *
5 Day
$2,515
$199

St. Paul’s Early Education Center follows a traditional academic calendar with school beginning in August and ending in May.

Morning carpool runs from 7:15 am to 7:45am. Dismisal times are as follows:

Half Day: noon

School Day: 2:20 – 2:45 pm

Aftercare: 2:20 – 5:30 pm

*Under the Monthly Payment plan, tuition statements will be issued for 12 months beginning in June prior to the start of school. You may elect to pay tuition Semi-Annually. Payment of one half of the tuition will be due June 15th and the remainder will be due December 15th. A $300 enrollment fee is part of the yearly tuition rate. The enrollment fee is due with your signed contract.

An annual activity fee $150.00 will be charged to all accounts.

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After School Care

 

Rest and Play

Children in our half day programs are invited to stay in the afternoons for Rest and Play.  We ask for 24 hour notice in the form of a note in your child’s daily folder if you would like your child to stay for Rest and Play.  The cost of Rest and Play is $20 per day.  Children who stay for Rest and Play will follow the schedule of school day students and be dismissed with them at 2:20pm.

After School Care

Our After School Care Program offers extended play and learning experiences for our Tiny Saints from 2:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at the yearly rate of $2,395.

Our After School Program is led by our resource teacher, Dru Jones. Dru has been at the EEC since we opened in August of 2013. Prior to that, she worked for 25 years at Brookwood Forest in Mountain Brook. Dru retired to Mobile in July of 2013 and very quickly realized she needed “her little people” in her life. Dru is extremely energetic and well qualified and her love for our Tiny Saints and passion for making their afternoons filled with love and adventure if a gift to us all.

Our After School Care program includes circle time, crafts, stories, and time in the outdoor classroom. Dru and her staff are commitment to engaging with the children and providing them with structure and routine in a loving, hands on, play based environment.

After School Enrichment Classes

We are pleased to offer enrichment activities for our 2k and 3k students after school. Classes vary each quarter but often include Soccer, Ballet, Cooking, Art, Growth Mindset, Music and Movement and Construction. For more information about our current offerings and prices please contact our Director of After School Enrichment, Mindy Mainwaring at mindym@stpaulseec.com.

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