st. john’s early childhood center

together we grow


Special Programs

Parent Volunteers

Science Volunteers - Present pre-planned science activities for 3’s & 4’s classes.

Mystery Story Readers – In 3’s classrooms.

Additional Volunteers

  • Classroom parties and get-togethers
  • Help matte children’s pictures & set-up for our annual Art Show
  • Help with special art activities during the year


Take-Home Storybags:

Literacy partnership between home and school.

3’s Classes: Monthly “Red Storybags” each feature a quality children’s book with various activities to further extend the story.

4’s Classes: Request a “Blue Storybag”; Each features a book from the Parkway or Rockwood Recommended Reading List with multiple literacy activities.

In-School "Field Trips"

Visits by Chesterfield Police, Nature on the Move and the Magic House are planned.


Annual Events

Visiting Day: Parents attend with their child to visit classroom.

Get Acquainted Coffee: Parents are invited to meet and discuss pertinent topics.

Kids Helping Kids: Help by donating to the Circle of Concern.

Halloween Parade: Children wear costumes; parade and sing spooktacular songs.

Parent/Teacher Conferences: Held twice a year; discuss your child’s goals/progress.

Thanksgiving Feast: Parents join class for music, food and fun.

Christmas Party: Christmas performance celebrated in Sanctuary followed by gifts and refreshments.

Valentine’s Party: Children bring valentines and enjoy a special snack.

Evening of the Arts: An evening in April when families are invited to view the children’s artwork displayed throughout the school.

Mother’s Day: Mom’s join the class for special songs, gifts and refreshments.

Last Day of School: Celebrate with an ice cream social.

Monthly Newsletters from the Director and your child’s classroom teacher keep you informed of theme-based learning activities, songs & prayers, monthly events.

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From the Director

"Each and every day is an adventure to be shared. The children at St. John's ECC are provided rich academic and social experiences to help build the foundation for learning and life."

- Karen Gatti


About Our Center

St. John’s Early Childhood Center has been providing a nurturing Christian environment for young children for over 35 years. Our program offers excellence in its programs, a staff of early childhood professionals, and developmentally appropriate curriculum.


St. John’s offers enrollment to students of any race, religion or national origin. To schedule a tour or to inquire about current openings, please contact our school director, Karen Gatti at (636)530-7529.

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