St. Joseph School District

Achieving Excellence

The value of Early Childhood Education is imperative to the future academic success and growth of children’s development.  As Laura Bush states,

“We all have the duty to call attention to the science and seriousness of early childhood cognitive development because the(years) between birth and five are the foundation upon which successful lives are built”.  
It is the goal of our program to establish a measurable range of skills and knowledge essential for future academic success.   In order to achieve this goal, we must provide rigorous experiences steeped in expectations that develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, a deep understanding of themselves in society merged with age appropriate content.      
Our curriculum addresses the needs expressed by community, parents, administrators, and teachers and aligns with the Missouri Early Learning Standards utilizing the High Scope Curriculum Framework.