The day-to-day operations of All Angels are the responsibility of the Director, Anne Duran. Anne is assisted by Assistant Director, Cindy Trotter. Anne and Cindy both have been preschool teachers and both hold their Master’s in Early Childhood Education.
Each classroom is run by a lead teacher with the help of a teacher’s assistant. The teachers plan and implement the daily activities based on the needs of the children. The teachers work together and with the parents to provide an appropriate environment for the children to explore and experience their own abilities and the world in which they live.
All Angels is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of one member of the St. Michael’s Vestry, preferably four but not fewer than 3 members of St. Michael’s parish, preferably seven but no fewer than 6 parents of children currently attending All Angels, and the Rector of St. Michael’s parish or his or her designee. The Director of the school is an ex officio member of the Board. The Vestry of St. Michael’s assumes ultimate responsibility for the school as a ministry of St. Michael and All Angels and according to Church Canons.
All Angels Episcopal Day School is a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools
Our doors open at 7:00 AM for those children needing early morning care. At nine, after all the children and teachers have arrived for the day, we ring the Chapel bell. On Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays we have Chapel. On Thursday and Friday, we have silly stories and songs. The service includes an opening prayer , a song and a dismissal. After Chapel or silly stories, the children move back to their classrooms and begin their daily activities. Circle times, snack, indoor and outdoor playtime, theme-based activities and small and/or large group activities fill our morning hours. Lunch begins about 12:00 pm and will be completed by 12:30 pm. Early afternoon care includes time for rest, outside play and quiet activities until 3. Late afternoons include snack and time for self-directed play, along with organized activities.
All Angels believes in the education of the whole child and we feel our special programs that we offer compliments that philosophy.
Art: Our art program consists of both free expression and also experimenting with artistic techniques. The children work with all different kinds of art materials. Though the children have an open art center in their classrooms, we believe that giving them an opportunity to do collaborative pieces and working with different artistic styles enhances their knowledge. In the past, students have done fish printing, exploding art and a Chihuly inspired piece. The school hosts an art show once a year in which the student’s artwork is hung in a Gallery on St. Michael’s Campus.
Music: Our music program goes beyond just simply singing songs. It is filled with instruments and musical techniques. Studies have shown that music education makes the brain work harder, increases spatial-temporal skills and helps with language development. If you visit a music class at All Angels you will notice that it is one of the favorite times of the week for the kids.
Language: Living in New Mexico, we are surrounded by wonderful traditions and culture. To supplement this we offer an introduction to Spanish in a developmentally appropriate way. Children are taught songs, and beginning words. The classrooms are also labeled in both English and Spanish.
Onsite Field Trips
All Angels believes that supplementary educational opportunities are important for young children. However, taking young children offsite can be risky and also logistically challenging. Therefore we bring field trips to the children of All Angels. Examples of field trips in the past have included: our annual fall visit from Famer Leonard and his farm animals, Explora, Exotics of the Rainforest, Butterflies and the Natural History Museum.
Tuition Rates for the 2018-2019 School Year
An annual registration fee of $150 is due at the time of registration. Extended care is available for a cost of $10 per hour.
All Angels believes strongly that quality early childhood education should be available to all children. We try to keep our tuition rates affordable and also offer partial scholarships to families who have a financial need. 3.5% of everything that All Angels makes goes into a scholarship fund and is distributed to families in need. Please see Anne Duran, Director for additional information.