At VCELS our mission is to foster a faith-filled community of lifelong learners, compassionate leaders and to follow Jesus’ example through prayer, service, and love.

VCELS uses The Creative Curriculum as our primary resource. It is a comprehensive, research based curriculum that integrates a rich, developmentally appropriate program. The curriculum includes supports for early learning standards for infants, toddlers, twos and preschool in the following areas:

  • social emotional
  • physical
  • language
  • cognitive
  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • science and technology

The Creative Curriculum is based on 38 Objectives for Development & Learning and uses exploration and discovery as tools for developing confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills.

VCELS also uses Growing with Jesus; a devotional book that includes a Bible verse, thoughts to grow

on based on that Bible verse, and a challenge that encourages children to connect to God. Our desire is to help develop a positive foundation for faith formation and begin religious readiness.

Preschool classes are also offered Music Readiness and Beginning Spanish once a week. Also included in the preschool curriculum is Second Step, a social emotional curriculum.

Intergenerational programs include monthly visits to Maryville Nursing Home to engage with the seniors and VCES first grade buddies who visit once a month to read to our preschoolers and take part in an activity together.

If you have any questions about our curriculum please contact Janet Lynn, Program Coordinator at [email protected]