St. Francis Early Learning Center takes pride in the educational, nurturing and loving care provided for children ages 6 weeks to four- years-old. Our program is fun and most importantly educational! One example of our child friendly environment is our animal themed classrooms. Children learn a lot about their own skills and abilities, the world around them and how things work by playing. At SFELC, we choose age appropriate toys for your child, to help boost their learning and development and give them a great start in life.
Little Angels (6 weeks- 12 months)
Little Butterflies (9 months-18 months)
Infants spend their day in a cheerful, relaxing environment filled with stimulating sounds and colors. Throughout the day they are held, rocked, talked to and played with. Each child follows an individualized schedule to meet their personal needs.
Little Monkeys (13 months- 24 months)
Little Bears (25 months-36 months)
During our “Circle Time,” we sing to the children and read interactive books. Interactive toys such as building blocks are good for helping fine tune a child’s coordination skills and, depending on the size of the blocks involved, they can help aid motor skills as well. We introduce basic concepts such as shapes, letters, and colors to the children during their time in our classrooms.
Little Panda's (37 months- 42 months)
Little Zebra's & Little Frog's (PreSch./Prek)
Preschoolers are eager to learn! It is where they first develop a relationship with learning. They want to touch, taste, smell, hear, and discover things themselves. They learn by experiencing and doing. Teachers assist children progress in various developmental areas, and much of this learning can happen through play. Our program follows developmentally appropriate practices as well as the nationally recognized standards for early childhood education accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The children are encouraged to learn about the world around them through a balance of discovery, guided activities, and play. We design activities that are chosen based on children's interest to allow independence, teamwork, and self-esteem. As the child continues to mature, the focus is on pre-readiness skills, understanding, spatial relationships, fine and large motor coordination, listening and following directions, sequencing and reading readiness skills. The ultimate goal is to prepare the children for an easier transition into kindergarten.