Early Childhood

Welcome back! It's hard to believe how quickly summer has gone by and that it is almost time to return to St. Mary's. We are excited about the beginning of another school year and can't wait to see your daughters.

Please click on the Back-to-School tab below to access our required "sign and return" documents as well as other important information.

Back-to-School Documents 2017-2018

Sign-and-Return Documents (Due to the ECC by August 11)

You may deliver your forms to Ms. Miller in the ECC office or mail them to:
Jacinta Miller
St. Mary's Episcopal School
71 N. Perkins Road
Memphis, TN 38117

State of Tennessee Documents

General Information

Pursuits Special Care Days

All girls dismiss at noon on the first three days of school, August 14-16. Pursuits is available for PK, JK and SK girls all three days. Pursuits is available for St. Mary's Place on Wednesday, August 16, only. Girls must be pre-registered by completing the registration form.

If your PK, JK, or SK daughter is staying on Monday, please have her bring a lunch from home as the cafeteria is closed this day. The cafeteria will be open Tuesday and Wednesday. Regular class and lunch schedules begin Thursday, August 17.

At St. Mary's, we celebrate the uniqueness of our youngest students and cherish the years of early childhood. At the heart of our program is our knowledge and understanding of all areas of a preschool girl's development: cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and moral. Please read more about our Early Childhood curriculum.

Early Childhood Curriculum

Our Early Childhood is an emergent curriculum that is led by the interests of the students. Integrated into daily lessons and projects, our preschool girls learn to:

  • build upon her natural sense of wonder
  • investigate the world around her
  • explore new concepts and ideas
  • engage in meaningful play
  • learn to cooperate in a group
  • practice communicating effectively with others
  • develop a sense of autonomy

A great emphasis is placed on the development of all areas of literacy; written language, spoken language, and listening. Focusing on beginning writing and reading readiness skills, we introduce our girls to a wealth of literature and give them opportunities to engage in the creative process of telling their own stories.

Our math program is a developmental program that encourages an interest in mathematic concepts. Basic concepts are introduced and taught through interactive experiences that emphasize the use of mathematics everyday. This "hands on" approach to math has proven to be both effective and enjoyable.

Technology is integrated into and supports every aspect of our program in a meaningful and appropriate way. Our program is enhanced by special subject areas that include Spanish, Physical Education, Creative Movement, Music, Art, Science and Library.

Dr. Jeanne Wilson

Head of Early Childhood

ECC Office Contact

Jacinta Miller