Program for Young Children

Program for Young Children

From the moment our youngest students step on campus we encourage them to explore and connect with our community, fostering their innate sense of curiosity through environment and relationships with their teachers and peers. Our students learn about caring and care about learning. Our students are: Powerful thinkers, Problem solvers, Creators, Friends.

Since 2001, the St. Anne's School of Annapolis Early Childhood Program has been inspired by the educational approach of the renowned Preschool programs in Reggio Emilia, Italy named by Newsweek magazine as "one of the ten best school systems in the world." The Reggio-inspired approach addresses the development of the whole child, emphasizes family and societal influences, a small student-teacher ration, and close collaboration among administrators and teachers. 

Guiding Principles of the Reggio-Inspired Approach:

  • The child as a protagonist.
  • The child as a collaborator.
  • The environment as a third teacher.
  • The teacher as a researcher.
  • The parent as a partner.

Click on a Program below to learn more. 

Annapolis Twos

In our Program for Young Children, toddlers are introduced to learning and inspired to explore their gifts through art, music, science, writing, thinking, collaborating, questioning, building, leading and speaking. Our loving and attentive teachers work in partnership with families to ensure that each child has a rewarding start to their journey of learning.

  • Children in our Annapolis Twos Program can attend a Full Day (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) or Half Day (9:00 a.m. to noon)
  • Annapolis Twos students can attend two days (Tuesday and Thursday),
  • Annapolis Twos students can attend three days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), or
  • Annapolis Twos students can attend five days a week (Monday through Friday)
  • Before Care for children in our Twos Program and Preschool Program is available from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • After Care is available from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., for all registered students.

Twos Cup Stacking

Preschool

From the organization of our day to the special touches our teachers and assistant teachers use to help each child feel known, valued, and included, our Preschool Program provides the nurturing setting that is the foundation for sound academic learning for students. As a result, our young learners gain the courage to embrace new routines, experiences and academic challenges.

  • Children in our Preschool Program can attend a Full Day (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) or Half Day (9:00 a.m. to noon)
  • Preschool students can attend three- (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), or five days a week (Monday through Friday)
  • Before Care for children in our Preschool Program is available from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • After Care is available from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., for all registered students.

Prekindergarten

Our Prekindergarten Program continues to enhance the educational journey for our students by building upon our mission of intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual development, Engaging teacher-facilitated activities promote cognitive learning, personal growth and development, social learning, language and literacy learning, and gross/fine motor development in our learners.

  • Prekindergarten students can attend a Full Day (8:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) or Half Day (8:15 a.m. to noon)
  • Prekindergarten students attend five days a week (Monday through Friday).
  •  Before Care for children in our Prekindergarten Program is available from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
  • After Care is available from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., for all registered students.

Summer at St. Anne’s School  

We are pleased to announce  

St. Anne’s School Summer Program for Twos and Preschoolers!

Our summer program is designed to provoke discovery, socialization, fun and deep thinking in a safe and engaging environment. Students will enjoy an array of activities, experiences and adventure in a hands-on experiential, Reggio Emilia-inspired program.  

Our experienced educators have a wealth of knowledge about early childhood learning and bring valuable life experiences and a passion for teaching into our classrooms. Their patience, caring, respectful and kind approach is of the greatest importance as they shape our students’ character and guiding the development of their minds.  

Space is limited. Registration priority will be given to current St. Anne’s School Twos and Preschool students. Contact Jul Lee Martensson, Head of the Program for Young Children and Lower School, for more information.  Register here