Joyfully planting

academicsocial, and spiritual seeds

that will last a lifetime

 

About Us


St. Andrew Preschool helps children grow in Christ by providing age appropriate opportunities through worship, learning, loving, serving and inviting. These opportunities are cognitively stimulating and spiritually nurturing in a safe and nurturing environment.

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Our Mission and Goals

The mission of St. Andrew Preschool is to provide a developmentally appropriate program that addresses the cognitive, physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of each child in a safe and nurturing environment. We believe that students deserve an early learning experience that is individualized and presented in a healthy environment that welcomes exploration, imagination and spiritual growth. Activities are planned and directed by caring adults who are chosen for their teaching skills and their commitment to Christian education.


Faith-Based Goals: Our goal is to provide faith-based learning opportunities through daily prayer, song and Christ-like examples. Modeled experiences will reinforce that Christ is the core of all connections.

Academic Goals: Each student is encouraged to meet age appropriate goals covering a variety of developmental milestones from the following categories:

• Language & Literacy
• Personal Health & Safety
• Physical Development
• Math & Science
• Music & the Arts
• Social/Emotional/Personal Development

History

The conception of the preschool began with a vision of the St. Andrew church staff and members. The vision established for the preschool was for the program to be a ministry, not only to church members but also for the community; to work with the church and establish the church name within the community; and to provide a first time church experience for some children. We opened our doors in September of 1991 with an enrollment of 73 children in seven classes and a staff of seven.

Our Board

The St. Andrew Preschool Board oversees the use of all funds. In order to ensure smooth operation of St. Andrew Preschool, the Board and Director establishes an operating budget each spring, which is presented to the Finance Committee of St. Andrew United Methodist Church for final approval.

All enrolled families are invited by the St. Andrew Preschool Board to give ideas and suggestions about the programs policies, procedures, and planning to meet the needs of all children enrolled. Families may do this by placing a written comment in the “Suggestion Box.” The St. Andrew Preschool Board Chair will reply to all comments after Board review. If a parent/guardian chooses not to sign the written comment, the Board will post their response in the St. Andrew Preschool Newsletter.

Our Staff

Our staff is chosen because they love working with young children and have a passion for weekday ministry. Many staff members have degrees in Child Development, Early Childhood, and Elementary Education. Additionally, all teachers receive at least 24 hours of training each year through workshops, seminars, and/or college classes designed for early childhood educators. Pediatric First Aid and CPR training are required of all staff.

St. Andrew Preschool provides equal opportunities to all and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, marital status, ancestry status or national origin in its educational programs or activities, including employment and admissions.

At the same time, St. Andrew Preschool cherishes its right and duty to seek and retain personnel who will make a positive contribution to its religious character, goals, and mission in order to enhance the St. Andrew United Methodist Church and St. Andrew Preschool.

All individuals shall be recruited, hired, advanced, compensated, and retained on the basis of their qualifications and performance.

In order to be considered for employment, you must submit an application.

Application for Employment

Accreditation and Licensing

NAEYC Acccreditation

As of the summer of 1994, St. Andrew Preschool achieved accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Since its founding in 1926, NAEYC has been working to define quality in programs for young children. In 1985, NAEYC established its accreditation system to set professional standards for early childhood programs and to help families identify high-quality programs.  Programs voluntarily measure themselves against this rigorous national set of standards.

St. Andrew Preschool staff and teachers invest a substantial amount of time and energy in our students and their families. Positive early childhood experiences have an enormous impact on children’s attitude towards learning.

NAEYC Info

State of Texas License

St. Andrew Preschool is a licensed facility by the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services (TDPRS). The license was issued on January 24, 1992 and has been amended to accomodate the program’s growth and updates from the state. St. Andrew Preschool is a licensed Daytime Care Center and assigned a Licensing Representative, who makes one or more unannounced visits each year.

Our Stories

InterGenerational 

St. Andrew Preschool students learn to love Christ, love others, love learning, and take those lessons far beyond the walls of the school.

We are loved

When Mom asks, "Who kept the men in the fiery furnace safe?" Two-year-old Lila answers, "Jesus!"

Why? Children at St. Andrew Preschool learn early and often how much they are loved by Jesus.

Yearly Events

We have fun all year round at St. Andrew Preschool!

Just a few of our yearly events:

Rodeo Round Up • Mission Focus • Down on the Farm • Mother Goose • Art Gala • Pajama Day

Various guest instructors including professional artists, cultural educators, and storytellers

We nurture our children in nationally accredited classrooms.
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Class Info

Coming Up Soon

4's Donuts with Dad

4's Donuts with Dad

October 23, 9:05 a.m.

4's Donuts with Dad

Fall Festival

Fall Festival

October 28, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Free fun for the whole family! Enjoy games, Trunk or Treat, inflatables, chili cook-off for purchase, and more.

Fishing Ministry

Fishing Ministry

Noon-2:00 p.m. every Sunday in September and October, starting Sept. 9

Take your kids fishing at the St. Andrew pond! Borrow kids poles for free with parent supervision; guidance is provided by our volunteers.