Here at the Sturgis Community Preschool we strive to make a difference in your child’s journey.
We have been setting the stage since the 1970’s to instill self-confidence and inspire educational and social success in our students. The Sturgis Community Preschool offers the perfect backdrop for encouraging progress at a child’s own pace, according to individual needs and abilities. Play-based learning centers for math, science, dramatic play, music, and creative arts provide opportunities to balance and stimulate both shared and independent learning experiences.
Sturgis Community Preschool is a non-profit 501 c(3), located in the north wing of the United Methodist Church, though not affiliated with the church.
“All 3 of my kids have attended SCP and were ready for Kindergarten after. The teachers are very passionate about their jobs and very dedicated to each child. Its a great place to start your child’s love for learning and school.”
“I’ve had two of my children attend SCP, and they have had very positive experiences and love their teachers. I will be enrolling my youngest son in the future too!”
“My daughter loves going to school here! So excited every morning she wakes up and I tell her she has to get ready for school. The teachers are amazing and my daughter is learning so much!”
“My little boy loves his school, teachers and friends!”
Children at Sturgis Community Preschool are exposed to play-based, active learning approaches to early childhood education. We consider children to be active learners and teachers to be facilitators through dynamic, interactive experiences based on the interests of children.
Our interdisciplinary framework supports children’s needs for both independence and social learning. Not only do we know that children learn best through play, but that children are naturally curious. Through developmentally appropriate practices and projects, students are able to construct their own knowledge through aided investigations and enhanced discovery.
Balanced and thoughtful planning, as well as ongoing observations and assessments allow our staff to differentiate instruction to meet the diverse needs of all learners based on learning goals defined by South Dakota Early Learning Guidelines.
Our children embark on a journey exploring mathematics, language and literacy, science, health and physical development, social studies, and approaches to learning, as well as social/emotional development.