About Saint Stephen's Preschool Program

Saint Stephen’s Preschool is a ministry of Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Birmingham, Alabama. We are a half day preschool for ages 6 months to 5 years old. Our regular hours are 9:00am – 1:00pm and we have extended hours in the mornings (8:00am - 9:00am) for all ages and in the afternoons (1:00pm – 2:30pm) for children who are in the 2’s classes and older.


The purpose of Saint Stephen's Preschool is to give the parent free time, knowing his or her child is in a loving, Christian environment; and that the child is under the supervision of a trained worker and teacher whose goal is to develop each child in the areas of social, physical, emotional, and mental growth.


Your child will participate in a variety of activities suitable to his or her age, such as:
Exploring his/her environment; interacting with teachers and other children; learning to respond, sing, and listen to different kinds of music; enjoying stories, poetry, dramatizations, puppetry, and books; using play equipment to aid in physical development; and working with manipulative materials, such as paints, clay, crayons, scissors, paste, puzzles, and other craft items.
Experiences are designed to strengthen a child's self concept and understanding of his or her surroundings, such as:

  • Working as an individual
  • solving problems in everyday life
  • respecting others' rights
  • developing the feeling that school is a place:
  • where he/she can find love and understanding and
  • understanding that he/she is special
  • and has worth to himself/herself and others
  • regardless of whether he or she achieves


Working to achieve these goals in our school is a staff experienced in caring for children.

Privacy Policy

Saint Stephen's Preschool will never release any of your personal information without your permission.

Refund Policy

All refund requests must be submitted in writing. Requests are subject to review by Saint Stephen's Preschool. Refunds may be subject to cancellation fees and deductions for previously incurred expenses. Registration Fees are nonrefundable.

Contact Information

Director: Leslie Dunlap
Email: leslie@ssechurch.org

Assistant Director: Mary Ann Sherman
Tigger Time Director: Jennifer Bemowski

Phone: 205-967-6317

Saint Stephen's Preschool
3775 Crosshaven Drive
Birmingham, AL 35223