The Early Learning Center (ELC) is affectionately referred to as "the Center" within our community.
The Center offers full-day educational services to pre-K children ages 3-5* years throughout the year, including summer. While priority is given to full-day care, part-time spots are available for this year! The Center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. Our educational facilities include the principle classroom (maximum 16 students) with in-class bathroom; a second large classroom for rest times, music and movement activities; a multipurpose gymnasium; outdoor play area, community garden, and prayer trail.
Part time enrollment also available!
The Center is now offering part time services for those who do not need full-day or every-day care. An hourly rate of $5 will apply. Anyone not needing the full 10 hours (per day) may elect to pay the $5 rate for the hours their child attends. There is a minimum number of hours, and schedules must be fixed ahead of time.
Please contact the Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.
A typical day will include structured and unstructured play; art, songs and stories; rest times; outdoor exploration; physical challenges to improve motor skills and many other sensory activities. The preschool curriculum portions of the day are based on state and national standards and will include activities targeted to all aspects of a child's developmental needs including cognitive, behavioral, social, emotional, and physical health.
Enroll Your Child Now:
We are accepting applications now. Full time tuition is $208 per week, which is approximately $4 an hour if students are attending all hours. Sibling and church member discounts are available. Please contact the Director about part-time opportunities, which will be based on an hourly rate, and a set schedule corresponding to your needs. Admission and Withdrawal information may be found here.
Jaime Schuldt: Early Learning Center Director/Lead Teacher
Jaime Schuldt joined the staff at Saints Peter and Paul in February of 2018. She is a 2009 graduate of Northern Michigan University in Marquette, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. Jaime completed her post-baccalaureate certification in Secondary Education at Pima Community College in Tucson, AZ. She has an Early Childhood Director and Administrator Credential from Concordia University in St. Paul, MN, and is now working on her Master of Arts in Education - Early Childhood Emphasis there, as well. She is married to Christopher and they have one daughter, Iris, whom they love introducing to new people, places and things. Exploring the world with the fresh eyes of a child is their favorite activity these days. Jaime is passionate about learning through play and building up students' social and emotional health as a strong foundation for success.
The Center's staff is trained in CPR, First Aid, and BBP. Our staff completes a minimum of 16 clock hours of professional development per year. Each member of the staff is passionate about the education of children, and works hard to make our students comfortable - yet appropriately challenged - and prepared to learn.
Like our church's flame logo, the three leaves in the Center's logo are symbolic of the Trinity; all three parts are working together to cultivate vitality in us and to make us more fully alive. Furthermore, the three leaves are a reference to the three prongs of our mision: fostering health, empathy, and independence in our students. The copper in the stem is a nod to our roots, while the green gradient represents a spectrum of spiritual growth. We may each be at a different point in our faith journey, but we are all on this adventure together.
Opportunities to help:
We need craft supplies and large books to read together during story time.
We need substitutes to cover four- and eight-hour shifts.
Contact the Director at email@example.com to volunteer.
Parents' Day Out (a pre-registered single day option) will still be available at the church as well.
*There will be some flexibility on ages. For full information on eligiblity, or questions pertaining to your child, please contact the Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
You may pay tuition by writing a check to "Saints Peter and Paul" and write "ELC Tuition" in the memo line. Or, you may pay online using the box below. Please only use your checking account to pay tuition. You may not use a credit/debit card. The first time you make a payment online you will need to create an account and link your checking account. Follow the online instructions which includes waiting for two test deposits into your account before you can make your first payment.