ABOUT THE CHASTAIN SCHOOL at ST. JOHN CHILD DEVELOPMENT & PRESCHOOL
OUR WORK IS PLAY
We believe play is the primary vehicle in which young children learn. Our program, from infancy through Pre-K, is designed to encourage children to discover the wonders of learning through play.
The School provides a loving, stimulating, and child centered environment, designed to meet the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive needs of each child. Each child’s uniqueness is taken into consideration during this approach. We believe that a child’s self-confidence is the basis for growth. It is our passion to promote the feelings of confidence and achievement so children can reach their fullest potential.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE EDUCATION OF YOUNG CHILDREN ACCREDITATION
The Chastain School at St. John is proud to be accredited by the National Association of Education for Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC administers the largest and most widely recognized accreditation system for all types of early childhood programs and child care centers. NAEYC is the nation’s largest organization of early childhood educators.
Early childhood programs accredited by the NAEYC have voluntarily undergone a comprehensive process of internal self-study, invited external professional review to verify compliance with the criteria for High Quality Early Childhood Programs, and been found to be in substantial compliance with the criteria. The criteria can be found in NAEYC’s Web site at www.naeyc.org accreditation.