MSA To Launch Program For 4-Year-Olds

February 23, 2015

Mount Saint Agnes Academy will be implementing the Reggio Emilia-Inspired Early Learning Program for four-year olds in September 2015.

Principal Sue Moench said, “It has been a vision of ours for some time now, and we are excited about the decision of the MSA Board of Governors to institute this program.”

“The need to provide families with a high quality, affordable preschool education in a safe, familial, and faith-based environment was a driving force in the creation of this program.”

Mrs. Moench continued, “We believe that learning should be a fun and dynamic process that unfolds when the right conditions are created. The Reggio Emilia-Inspired Early Learning Program will create an innovative and active learning environment whereby children, parents and teachers work together in a spirit of cooperation and as co-constructors of knowledge.

“It is this approach that results in a culture that respects childhood as a time to explore, create and be joyful.”

“With a tuition of $12,500, along with our exciting Reggio Emilia-Inspired curriculum, we are confident that we will meet this demand and that the children who come into our care will thrive.”

The Early Learning Program, which will be located on the MSA school grounds, is currently open to children who will be four on or before December 31, 2015. The application deadline is March 31, 2015, and for an information packet, please email admissions@msa.bm.

The full info sheet follows below [PDF here]:

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  1. Vote for Me says:

    All of the private schools appear to be introducing a 4 year old program.

    Its about money and not about education!!!

    • BBDA says:

      VoteForMe – people put their kids through pre-school/nursery all the time right? Why not make it an interactive, hands-on & educationally stimulated experience. Sure, it’s a little expensive.

      But if you have the money and resources to afford your child a boost in their early years – why wouldn’t you?

  2. Abby says:

    Works out to be the same cost or even more affordable than other private preschools and nurseries. Having a safe, nuturing and engaging learning environment that is faith based and family oriented seems appealing to me as a parent.

  3. Great Option says:

    This is cheaper than my kid’s preschool – I wish this were an option earlier!

    I’ve been following MSA since their adoption of that Alberta curriculum. They are a great example of a school meeting the needs of the entire community – for students with academic and non-academic interests. The Ministry of Education needs to take a page out of their book.

  4. Michelle says:

    its very frustrating as other schools are beginning to start such programs as a means to get more students and more money, and the equally as good small and/or private preschools suffer with less students and having to let go staff.