Welcome to St. Peter's United Methodist Church - Katy, TX 77450

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Philosophy
We believe each child is a gift from God: a special, unique person valued for his own worth, who is growing and learning at his own pace as he actively relates to our world through play – a “child’s work.”

Curriculum

ECDC uses The Creative Curriculum, a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that helps teachers implement developmentally appropriate practice to guide learning in literacy, math, science, social studies, and the arts, while also supporting children's social, emotional, and physical development. At the heart of The Creative Curriculum are its 38 Objectives for Development and Learning: Birth Through Kindergarten.

These objectives are predictive of children's school success and conform to the State of Texas' early learning standards. Thirty six of the objectives are organized into nine areas of development and learning. The first four areas are the major areas of child growth and development: social/emotional, physical, language, and cognitive. The next five areas focus on content learning: literacy, mathematics, science and technology, social studies, and the arts. A tenth area, with the final two objectives, focuses on English language acquisition and is directed to our children who speak a home language other than English.

The Creative Curriculum further provides detailed information about the progression of learning for each objective, thereby guiding teachers in planning what to teach and when. It also clearly defines reasonable expectations for each age group from birth to kindergarten, resulting in both continuity of instruction across all age levels as well as consistency of instruction within them. 

Our program offers:

  • Daily schedules that provide a balance of individual/group activities, active/quiet play, large/small muscle activities, and indoor/outdoor experiences.
  • A balance of child-directed and teacher-directed hands-on activities that allow for the child to learn by doing.
  • Age-appropriate learning centers for art, writing, books, dramatic play/home center, blocks, science, sensory table, outdoor garden, and manipulative activities.
  • Age-appropriate circle time for participating in group activities, such as listening to stories, songs and fingerplays, calendar time, and show and tell.
  • Music class for all ages.
  • Motor skills class for children 29 months and older.
  • Spanish class for 4- and 5-year-olds. 
  • Chapel once a week for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds.


St. Peter’s ECDC                                      Office:  281.492.0623
20775 Kingsland Blvd.                                Fax:  281.829.6572
Katy, TX  77450

                                       
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