The Saint Ambrose of Woodbury Early Childhood Education Center is dedicated to supporting families by providing a safe, nurturing, Christian early childhood education program that fosters active, age-appropriate spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social and physical development.

Our community recognizes the partnership between parents, children, staff and parishioners in providing for the development of children ages 8 weeks to 5 years as they learn and grow together. As a community we have a responsibility to support families - as the primary care givers to their children - by providing developmentally appropriate experiences that promote responsibility, respect and healthy relationships.

As a community we believe in the following Christian values:

  • We are special and God loves us.
  • In the values of mutual caring, respect, and sensitivity to others.
  • In fostering children's faith through prayer, song, role modeling, scripture stories, and the celebrations of holidays.

As a community we believe in the following concepts of Growth and Development:

  • Children learn through doing.
  • In allowing for the individual growth of each chilld.
  • In a developmentally appropriate environment with activities that are both child and teacher initiated.
  • In working cooperatively with others.

 

full day program

The full-day year-round program hours are 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Choose from 2 to 5 days per week for care. This program is available for: Infants (8 weeks – 12 months), Infants/Toddlers (12 months – 22 months), Toddlers (22 months – 32 months), Preschoolers (32 months – 5-years old)

We are on the National School Lunch Program.  A morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack will be provided.  Similac/Isomil formula, iron fortified cereal, and soft foods will be provided for the infants.  Parents provide diapers, wipes, ointments, extra clothing, etc. for their child.

 

Half day program

The half-day preschool program runs September to June. This program serves the following age groups: 3/4 year olds: Tuesday/Thursday option from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and a Monday/Wednesday morning session from 8:45 – 11:30 AM. 4/5-year olds: Tuesday/Thursday/Friday option from 9:15 AM to 2:15 PM, and a Monday/Wednesday/Friday morning session from 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM. We also offer a MULTI age class for 3,4, & 5 year olds from 12:30 PM to 3:15 PM on Monday/Wednesday/Friday afternoons. 

A hot lunch will be provided for the children in the 5-hour session on Tuesdays and Thursdays (3 & 4- year olds) and on Tuesdays / Thursday / Fridays (for 4 & 5-year olds).  There is no extended care for the half-day program. This program accepts children 3-5 year olds. The classrooms will be grouped with 3/4 year olds and 4/5 year olds.  A morning or afternoon snack will be provided and milk will be served with all meals and snacks. Children in the half-day preschool program must be potty trained. Children must be age 3 or age 4 by September 1.

 

BumbleBee Classroom: Infants
Program Information Bumblebee Schedule Meet the Bumblebee Staff
Contact Staff:

Sara Skogsberg
Cathy Vomastek
Rachel Vomastek
Nicole Peters

(651) 768-3033

Turtle Classroom: Ages: 1 Year - 22 Months
Program Information Turtle Schedule Meet the Turtle Staff
Contact Staff

Sue Brenna
Tammy Mazur
Kelly Rossini

(651) 768-3034

Monkey Classroom: Ages: 22 Months - 32 Month
Program Information Monkey Schedule Meet the Monkey Staff
Contact Staff Meriah Leach
Mai Chue Vang
Brianna Freeman
(651) 768-3035

Cub Classroom: Age 3
Program Information Cub Schedule Meet the Cub Staff
Contact Staff

Sara Boyea
Amy Buccek
Cathryn Burns
Rachel Vomastek

(651) 768-3036

Star Classroom: Age 4
Program Information Star Schedule Meet the Star Staff
Contact Staff Gina Capecchi
Michelle Prow
Mary Ann Nelson
(651) 768-3037

Dolphin Classroom: Age 5
Program Information Dolphin Schedule Meet the Dophin Staff
Contact Staff

Carla Elbert
Megan McEvoy
Colleen Pywell

(651) 768-3038

Caterpillar Classroom: Ages 3 & 4
Program Information Caterpillar Schedule Meet the Caterpillar Staff
Contact Staff Deb Grey
Shannon Paduano
Tina Malvig
(651) 768-3040

Frog Class Room: Ages 4 & 5
Program Information Frog Schedule Meet the Frog Staff
Contact Staff Nicole Albrecht
Barb Finnegan
(651) 768-3039

 

 

Full Day Program Admissions
The Saint Ambrose of Woodbury Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) will enroll children in the full-day program based on the following guidelines: As part of our parish mission of outreach to the broader community, twenty percent of the full-day spots will be filled with low-income families who qualify for MFIP childcare subsidy. Siblings of children currently enrolled in the full-day program of the Early Childhood Education Center with priority given to Saint Ambrose of Woodbury parishioners based on their date of registration in the parish. Saint Ambrose of Woodbury parishioners based on the date their application is received by the Early Childhood Education Center. If a family joins the parish after their ECEC application date, their date of registration in the parish will be used. All other families who are not members of Saint Ambrose of Woodbury parish, based on the date their application is received by the Early Childhood Education Center.

When a class is full a waiting list will be developed based on the following guidelines: *Low-income families who qualify for MFIP childcare subsidy will have priority not to exceed 20% of our total full-day enrollment. *Siblings of children currently enrolled in the full day program of the Early Childhood Education Center with priority based on: Family date of registration in Saint Ambrose of Woodbury parish Call date for non-parish families. *Saint Ambrose of Woodbury parishioners based on the date their application is received by the Early Childhood Education Center. If a family joins the parish after their ECEC application date, their date of registration in the parish will be used.* *All other families who are not members of Saint Ambrose of Woodbury parish, based on the date their application is received by the Early Childhood Education Center.* *All names on the parish list will be contacted before spaces are offered to families on the non-parish list.

Half day Program Admissions
The Saint Ambrose of Woodbury Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) will enroll children in the half-day program based on the following guidelines: Current Student Registration and Class Placement Students currently enrolled in the Saint Ambrose of Woodbury half-day program will be able to register in December for the next school year. At this time current families will also be able to register siblings into the half-day program. Registration for new families will take place in January of each year. Class placement will be determined as follows: *Siblings of children currently enrolled in the half-day program. *Saint Ambrose of Woodbury parish members based on the family’s date of registration in the parish. *Sibling Preference for families previously enrolled in the ECEC program. *Non-parish members based on class availability.
Anne Huber
Director
(651) 768-3032
Meriah Leach
Monkey Room
(651) 768-3035
Carla Elbert
Dolpin Room
(651) 768-3038
Ann Marie Valento
Assistant Director
(651) 768-3031
Brianna Freeman
Monkey Room
(651) 768-3035
Megan McEvoy
Dolphin Room
(651) 768-3038

Sara Skogsberg
Bumblebee Room
(651) 768-3033

Sara Boyea
Cub Room
(651) 768-3036
Deb Gray
Caterpillar Room
(651) 768-3040
Cathy Vomastek
Bumblebee Room
(651) 768-3033
Amy Buccek
Cub Room
(651) 768-3036
Shannon Paduano
Caterpillar Room
(651) 768-3040
Sue Brenna
Turtle Room
(651) 768-3034
Gina Capecchi
Star Room
(651) 768-3037
Tina Malvig
Caterpillar Room
(651) 768-3040
Tammy Mazur
Turtle Room
(651) 768-3034
Maryann Nelson
Star Room
(651) 768-3037
Barb Finnegan
Frog Room
(651) 768-3039
Meriah Leach
Turtle Room
(651) 768-3034
Michelle Prow
Star Room
(651) 768-3037
Nicole Albrecht
Frog Room
(651) 768-3039
Mai Chue Vang
Monkey Room
(651) 768-3035
Colleen Pywell
Dolphin Room
(651) 768-3038