St. Paul's Plus

Six weeks to Pre-K (Age 5). Full and Part-Time Early Childhood Educational Programs for Children.

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St. Paul's School for Girls

Grades 5-12. All-Girls Middle and Upper School.

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St. Paul's

Grades K - 12. Coeducational Lower School, Grades K - 4 and All-Boys Middle and Upper Schools, Grades 5 - 12.

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Development

Emotional Skill Development

Children at this age need to feel safe and secure in order to develop the necessary skills for problem solving, respecting rules, standing up for themselves, and resolving conflicts with words. Our teachers create a classroom where children can attempt to solve their own problems, accept and follow classroom procedures and rules, and share attention. Children are also encouraged to demonstrate their developing independence by separating easily from their parents in the morning, practicing small motor skills by dressing themselves for outside, opening their own lunches, preparing their own cots, and being responsible for their belongings. 

Social Skill Development

Our faculty strives to teach children not only academics, but also ways to develop necessary skills to function and interact in a healthy way with peers and teachers, as well as creating independence and empathy for others. In a nurturing environment, our children develop a positive self-identity and self-control, become attentive listeners, learn to share and play cooperatively, and learn how to articulate feelings and assume responsibility for cleaning up after themselves. Participating in a variety of activities with their peers allows children to gain independence, learn to work cooperatively with others, and build resilience in dealing with interpersonal situations.

Physical Skill Development

Developing fine motor skills takes time and practice. We work with our children to prepare them for writing skills needed for kindergarten. Criteria for developing fine motor skills with the 4's include writing skills, small manipulative work, tracing, and the use of pencils, crayons, markers and scissors. They develop their gross motor skills through climbing, running, biking, and playing organized games in gym and outside. In the classroom, our teachers employ creative movement activities as well as organized games. In addition, once a week, the school provides instructional gym on site with an instructor from Rebounders Gymnastics.

ST. PAUL'S PLUS
11232 Falls Road
Brooklandville, Maryland 21022
TEL. 410.823.0061
FAX. 410.823.0062
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