Mary, Star of the Sea Early Learning Center seeks to provide a quality, Christ-centered environment for children ages two through six, and to educate the whole child, spiritually, intellectually, socially, personally and physically. The curriculum is designed to be sufficiently flexible and varied so as to provide the experience necessary to achieve these ends. The school exist to supplement the work of the parent in Catholic Christian education and to foster in the students a love of God and neighbor.
To attain these goals, our Center has set the following objectives/goals:
- To reach the greatest possible spiritual development, the environment for the young child will be prepared so that it provides an unfolding, integrated approach to discovering God's love. Through these experiences, the child may understand more fully the beliefs of the Catholic Church, develop a personal prayer life, and participate in the liturgy.
- Through these early experiences, the Center seeks to help the child to form a healthy spiritual base on which to form values consistent with our Catholic beliefs.
- The physical growth of the child is fostered through activity programs that are developmentally appropriate for the young child. The program allows the child develop fitness, an understanding of health, a sense of well-being, and a love for learning.
- To further develop and maintain the Montessori method that provides a well-rounded education allowing students to master the fundamental skills necessary to succeed in education.