“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old,
be will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6)
We believe that a child’s formative years should be shaped by a Christian philosophy of life - both taught and lived. As the personality of the child blossoms with the love of Christ, there will be a solid foundation and a personal treasure that can be shared for a lifetime.
In a context of warm accepting love, our teachers will allow your child to grow into the knowledge that he/she is a child of God, and a person of infinite worth. While respecting each child’s uniqueness, we offer positive structured learning experiences in the five areas of child development: spiritual, social, intellectual, emotional and physical. We trust that this will better prepare your child for a smooth transition to the next level of education.
Since the center operates on the premise that the best Christian nurture of young children actively involves the home, the church, and the Child Enrichment Center working together, parent participation is encouraged and appreciated. All families of the Child Enrichment Center are invited to participate in St. Peter’s services of worship and all other programs of education, fellowship and service.
Children of any race, religion or creed are welcome.
1. Teaching about the Bible, God and the church. Our Bible Enrichment teacher
shares the stories from the Bible as well as value lessons, and Bible songs
at chapel one day a week.
2. Building relational and social skills.
3. Acquiring basic readiness skills in math, science, art, language arts, music and
movement. Our Music and Movement teacher meets with each class once a week.
Spanish instruction is also provided for students in the 3 and 5 day program.
4. Developing good health, safety and nutritional practices.
5. Developing the necessary fine and gross motor skills needed before
Our planned activities will offer each child many “hands on” experiences that allow the children to learn about the world through stimulating developmentally appropriate materials and equipment. These activities help in the development of critical thinking skills and concept development.
Our school meets or exceeds all the expectations for a child entering kindergarten.
"A child's formative years should be shaped by a Christian philosophy of life-both taught and lived. In an atmosphere of warm, accepting love, our teachers will allow your child to grow in the knowledge that he/she is a child of God and a person of infinite worth.
St. Peter's Child Enrichment Center is Gold Seal Accredited by the State of Florida as well as accredited by the United Methodist Association of Preschools.
The Child Enrichment Center complies with all state and local Health Department licensing requirements. Our program was designed to meet and in most cases, far exceed the requirements set by the State and our local ordinances. Our staff is trained in first-aid and CPR.
Our Teachers and assistants are selected on the basis of not only their educational qualifications but their personality and personal faith as they relate to their love of God and children. Staff members are screened and have received proper training in state and local rules and regulations. Additional courses are taken annually by all staff members. They also receive in-service training in Early Childhood Education through regularly held staff meetings.