It is our goal here at the St. Stephens Creative Learning Center to prepare your son or daughter for a successful beginning in school. Our students have positive interaction with their teachers in and out of the classroom. We offer an environment that nurtures growth of your child through self-discipline and the development of acceptable social skills. Children also are given a foundation in:
This is done through the use of computers, phonics, arts and crafts, creative movement, indoor and outdoor play, field trips, and guest speakers from various fields such as art, drama, music, and science.
The St. Stephens Creative Learning Center has achieved a Maryland EXCELS check level 1 rating by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). Maryland EXCELS is the state’s Quality Rating and Improvement System that awards ratings to child care and public pre-kindergarten programs that meet increasingly higher standards in key areas that are identified nationally as contributing to high quality.
Through a process of continuous quality improvement, Maryland EXCELS programs meet rigorous quality standards over and above those required by State licensing regulations and public school requirements. The Maryland EXCELS standards include Licensing and Compliance, Staffing and Professional Development, Rating Scales and Accreditation, Developmentally Appropriate Learning and Practice and Administrative Policies and Practices.
The Maryland EXCELS website is www.MarylandExcels.org