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Normandy ELC Philosophy & Mission

Welcome to the Normandy Early Learning Center

Normandy Early Childhood Program Philosophy

Because we believe that children learn best by doing, our programs emphasize hands-on, creative exploration that enhances all areas of development: social, emotional, intellectual and physical. Using developmentally appropriate practice guidelines, based on current child development knowledge, we are able to recognize and address the academic needs of each child.


Program Goals 


  • To provide a quality educational program that promotes the well-being of the child academically and socially in a safe, loving and supportive environment
  • To support children as they grow and learn, by offering each child an opportunity to experience success and gain self-confidence
  • To support families and their involvement through open communication, encouragement, and mutual respect
  • To provide an environment where children develop an enthusiasm for learning, exploring and creating that leads to a positive attitude towards school and life-long learning
  • To provide appropriate, engaging, meaningful, and challenging activities that foster development and school age readiness
  • To employ Mindfulness and Conscious Discipline for behavior regulation
  • To promote children’s socially appropriate behavior consistently using explanation, redirection, and instruction
  • To provide opportunities for children to become independent, responsible, and self-controlled in a variety of individual, small and large group settings
  • To establish an atmosphere of mutual respect for the environment, including equipment, materials and the property of others
  • To support families in their role as the child’s first teacher
  • To expose children to academic rigor in all areas
  • All staff members will become proficient in knowledge and implementation of Missouri Early Learning Standards and Common Core Standards.  
  • All students will be provided with academic experiences that will prepare them for the next level and help develop the whole child – cognitively, symbolically and physically.
  • All students will speak in complete sentences.
  • Student attendance will reach and maintain an average of 90% or above.

Mission Statement

The Normandy Early Learning Center is committed to be a collaborative environment filled with exploration, excitement, and engaging hands on learning with real world connections for all students.

Our vision is to create a supportive academic and social-emotional environment where children can develop into lifelong learners. 

3 Es: Exploration, Excitement, Engagement

Contact Us

Main Office: 314-493-0880

PreSchool, PreK & Kindergarten

Start time: 9:00 a.m.

Dismissal: 4:10 p.m.