Preschool & School-Age Classroom

Preschool (Morning Classes for Three and 4 Year Old Children)

Staff/Child Ratio 1:10; Maximum class size: 20

Our morning preschool classes meet from 8:30-11:30am from September through May, following the academic year.  Three Year Old Preschool meets Tuesday through Thursday, and Four Year Old Preschool meets daily Monday through Friday.  The structure of this program provides an opportunity for children to practice social skills in a classroom setting while learning the practical and essential skills that will help them succeed in kindergarten.  They learn academic skills through hands-on experiences.  The Preschool Room is led by Sara York, and she has been a member of the St. Paul’s ELC team for ten years. 


School-Age (Kindergarten to 12 Years)

Staff/Child Ratio 1:20; Maximum class size: 25

During the school year, we offer before and after school care to students in Kindergarten through 12 years of age.  Transportation is available to and from select area schools.  After school, the students are provided with a snack as well as opportunity for gross motor play outside or inside.  We are also glad to work with you and your preferences for your child, and students can also work together to complete homework while at St. Paul’s after school.

In the summer months, our St. Paul’s Camp ELC offers school-age children the opportunity to continue learning over the summer and during breaks from school.  Following a weekly “camp” format to focus learning in different areas, we utilize our community’s resources to give the children a fun and exciting look at the diverse experiences available in the Decatur area.

Your child can enjoy soccer and Zumba onsite with our guest instructors (MidState Youth Soccer Program, The Dance Centre, Motivated by More), explore different cultures through activities with the Decatur Area Arts Council, and even take a trip to see exotic animals at Aikman’s Wildlife Adventure or the Miller Park Zoo as well as Scovill Zoo.  We work to build a community of school-age students through shared experiences and shared purpose.