Since 1998, St. James' has provided a safe and stimulating preschool environment for young children to learn through play.
Our approach to early education is based on the fundamental principles of healthy social, emotional, and intellectual development of children.
We honor each child's unique individuality and help to foster a strong sense of self through an inventive curriculum. This curriculum is designed to encourage children to become active, engaged, and interested in all of their activities. Our highly qualified staff provides a safe and stimulating environment in which each child's voice is heard and respected.
Our teachers skillfully select instructional strategies through which they can be fully present to, mindful of, and intentionally grounded with their students. The teachers actively engage with students, providing secure mutual attachment bonds and nurturing strong feelings of belonging to the group. In addition, they foster the children's ability to self-regulate by following reassuring routines and procedural practices that build patience, mutual respect, and cooperation. Moreover, at St. James' the children learn to thrive in a community that enables them to establish a strong and secure sense of self-identity.
Preschool hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, excluding holidays and breaks. There is before and after care included for working parents, starting at 8:15 a.m. and extending until 5:15 p.m.
St. James' Preschool is located at 625 S. Gramercy Place, Los Angeles.