The Design of Saint Andrew's Children's Center

The design of our center allows children of different developmental stages to have separate classrooms and playgrounds and assures an enriched, stimulating, age-appropriate, attentive, nurturing and protected environment for each child.

Center Security

Security

Providing a safe and secure campus is taken very seriously at Saint Andrew’s. The entire perimeter of the children’s center is fenced and gates are armed with security key pads. Center staff are trained in emergency preparedness by the Irvine Police Department. Additionally, each teaching team member maintains a current CPR-First Aid certificate and is trained in epi pen administration. Disaster preparedness is done on an annual basis.

Center History

History

Saint Andrew’s Children’s Center has proudly provided quality child development and family services to residents of Irvine and surrounding communities since 1985. The center’s popularity grew rapidly soon after it opened its doors. The need for additional quality child development services in the area quickly became apparent so Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church decided to build a large child development center serving children from 6 weeks through 5 years of age. In 1997 Saint Andrew’s Children’s Center opened a beautiful 15 classroom center.

The Children’s Center is an integral mission of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church. The Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Board of Directors meets monthly to approve policy, review the financial statements, and oversee program operations.

Center Distinctions

Distinctions
  • Our Center was given the 'Best of Irvine Award' for 2012 and 2014
  • Saint Andrew's Children's Center is certified by the Episcopal Commission on Schools of the Diocese of Los Angeles.
  • Our Center is currently in the process of working towards accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
  • Meals and snacks that contain many organic items including milk, meat, pasta and veggies
  • Collaborative relationships with community agencies enrich our children’s program
  • Saint Andrew’s in certified as an authorized Baby Signs® Program. All staff at the center are trained in this scientifically based program that is proven to be beneficial for children and parents. Short and long term results include making learning to talk easier, reducing tears, tantrums and frustration, a strengthening of the parent-child bond, a boosting of self-esteem and self-confidence and a stimulation of intellectual development. Baby Signs Products are sold at our Center.
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