St. Charles School
About St. Charles School
Teaching the whole child
The goal of the Saint Charles Early Childhood Education Center is to provide each child in our program the opportunity to recognize the wonder of God’s creation through relationships and experiences. We embrace the fact that parents, teachers, and students are all integral partners in the educational process.
The purpose of our preschool program is to provide a secure and nurturing environment and a dedicated staff to help each child in our care to grow according to his or her own rate of development.
We are now glad to be welcoming students with intellectual disabilities. For the 2015-2016 school year, we are holding two spaces open. Please contact the school office for more information. We are grateful to Il Porto Charities for their support of our program.
Our preschool teachers align their curriculum with Virginia’s Foundation Blocks for Early Learning: Comprehensive Standards for Four-Year-Olds, developed by the Virginia Department of Education, as well as the Diocesan Standards for Four-Year_olds, which includes a religion component and the concept of a loving God. (Although there are not established standards for three-year-olds, the teachers of these classes modify their class planning accordingly). The curriculum is expanded through the creativity of the staff and the specific interests of the children in the class.
We emphasize concrete experiential learning through play and offer a variety of classes designed to accommodate the developmental stages of young children.
The daily schedule is intended to provide a balance of activities, which includes altering periods of quiet time and active play; a balance of large muscle and small muscle activities; various small group and large group activities; and daily outdoor play, weather permitting. Developmentally appropriate books and materials are available and in use in all classrooms.
Formal Religion curriculum
Weekly Science experimentation
Gymnasium to develop gross motor skills
Dedicated space for library and art
Spanish class for full-day program
St. Charles School
3299 N. Fairfax Dr.
Arlington, VA 22201