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Early Childhood Program

Known for our small student/teacher ratio, close collaboration among administrators and teachers, and careful attention to the physical environment, the Early Childhood Program at St. Anne’s School of Annapolis recognizes that a vibrant mind and a love of learning are shaped in a child's earliest school years. Our Early Childhood Program includes half-day Preschool, Prekindergarten and the Annapolis Twos, our program for two-year-olds.

Our school’s Early Childhood Program is inspired by two cutting-edge educational approaches: the world-renowned, inquiry-based Reggio Emilia approach that addresses the development of the whole child by emphasizing family and societal influences, and the Project Approach that centers around an in-depth study of a topic or theme. These two approaches work in harmony as our teachers encourage students to explore subjects through discussion and sharing of questions and interests.

Each class has a teacher and an assistant teacher who design curricula influenced by Reggio Emilia and the Project Approach, beginning with topics that are known and understandable to young students. Our Early Childhood staff also includes art, music and physical education instructors who work in partnership with classroom teachers.

An Full-Day Program supplements the learning experience for Preschool and Prekindergarten students, and we also offer before- and after-school Extended Care options.