St Charles Early Childhood Program, a proud member of the McDonell Area Catholic School system, provides a nurturing atmosphere that is dedicated to educating children in a Christian environment. Our program is committed to providing a welcoming environment for all families with age-appropriate activities, with emphasis on safety, self-reliance, self-respect, kindness, cooperation, curiosity and creativity. Children are naturally encouraged by a child-centered program where they can learn by doing and participate as valuable members of their classroom community. Guided by Christ, we advocate for the development of the whole child as a lifelong-learner, according to best practices in Early Childhood Education.
The St. Charles Early Childhood program is continually aware of the need for high-quality, diverse early learning programs that foster whole-child development, bridges gaps in academic achievement, guides social and emotional learning, supports physical health and wellness, offers standard-aligned curriculum and assessment to set progressive goals for all children. The program chooses to participate in accreditation to continually self-evaluate internal processes and teaching practices that support quality benchmarks and stay aware of best practices in early learning.
McDonell Area Catholic Schools are committed to the formation of community, academic excellence and the spiritual and physical well-being of each student in the spirit of Jesus Christ.
We are the school of choice for an excellent Catholic faith based education within the Chippewa Falls area. We welcome all families to be a part of our school community no matter their faith or financial means. In partnership with our parents, we form the whole child in support of our values and mission.
Our vision of the whole child consists of a lifelong learner, who upon graduation, is academically prepared for postsecondary education and career, grounded in relationship with Jesus Christ, balanced physically and emotionally, and actively engages as servant leaders in family, parish, and civic communities.