Welcome to the joys of learning at Ladue Chapel Nursery School--a place where young children, individually and as a group, begin their quest for knowledge about themselves, others and the world in which they live. For more than 50 years Ladue Chapel Nursery School has provided the important "first step" in education for thousands of children.
Through the years, one thing has remained the same, our goal to enrich the lives of children so that their emotional, social, physical and intellectual development may be achieved while providing a firm foundation for the enjoyment of learning and living.
Our Philosophy states that a good nursery school provides opportunity for growth in children, parents and teachers and lays the groundwork for a democratic way of living. Children construct knowledge and learn best through play, by exploring and experimenting with the wealth of materials made available each day. The children are encouraged to be active and interested participants in the learning experience.
Our Mission is to provide a warm and happy, as well as challenging environment where children play and learn in ways appropriate to their age and development.
Ladue Chapel Nursery School is accredited by the Missouri Accreditation of Programs for Children and Youth. Our program has been reviewed and meets the standards of excellence for child care and education. Missouri Accreditation is committed to the recognition of programs that provide the highest quality for children infancy through elementary school age.
Each day begins with warm greetings from the teachers and fellow classmates. A morning meeting may include calendar, weather report, counting, graphing, rhyming, stories, public speaking, classroom jobs and a discussion of the day ahead. Free play in the classroom is a time when children may explore the book corner, blocks, imaginative play, writing center, science area and music. Art media is provided, as well as any special projects to go along with the ongoing theme at the time. A mid morning snack provides opportunity for socialization and sharing in the table duties. Outdoor play on two large playgrounds includes sliding, swinging, climbing, and tricycle riding on the bike path. A large indoor area is available during inclement weather.
Program Highlights include
- A Science on the Move program where children learn about everything from camouflage to habitats.
- Real Live owls visit our school each year from the World Bird Sanctuary.
- Nature Walks to explore our world.
- Sledding when it snows and ice skating in January for our older children.
- Our oldest classes put on a play culminating at the end of the school year.
- An on-site library, Books can be checked out by families. And our Librarian reads to the children weekly.
- A yoga class with our Yogi, Miss Kathy, keeps us limber and focused.
- A music class with Miss Barb, where songs are carefully chosen to follow the classroom themes and promote singing for fun!!!.
9540 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63124 (314) 993-3993
Photos By Sandy Wasserman
School Calendar: May 7 & 14 - Nature on the Move - Seeds and Plants
May 9 - Music with Miss Barb May 10 - Board Meeting 11:00, Luncheon 12:15
May 14 - "Little Red Hen" Afternoon Play 10:30 Fellowship Hall
May 15 - Red Room Field Trip
May 19 - Family Fun Fair Picnic 4-6 pm and Turtle Ticket raffle drawing.
May 23 - Last day of School, noon dismissal. Picnic raindate 4-6 pm
June 3- 28 - Summer Camp