A Chat with R. Spencer Academy
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
R Spencer Academy is the first nonprofit private preschool in St. Charles and the only preschool utilizing the Reggio Emilia curriculum. [We use] an intergenerational learning model, encourage students as partners, and have a meal service that replaces processed foods with fresh produce and made-from-scratch meals.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The Academy’s vision is that every graduate will enter kindergarten both ready and eager to learn. Students who attend preschool at R Spencer Academy experience a first-class education that focuses on community in the classroom and fosters a love for lifelong learning.
What do you love most about your job?
After just one school year with us, students demonstrate exceptional self-help skills, exhibit pride in their work, and show a keen awareness of their ability to self-advocate, communicate their needs, and participate in the planning of their education and goals.