Our preschool program is designed to establish early learning and provide young learners with the foundation they need to be successful throughout their school career. Our program has a long-standing tradition of encouraging the growth and learning of children through play and exploration. Our program provides opportunities for this learning to take place in a safe, fun, and Christ-centered environment. A typical day in our program consists of circle time, centers, snack, core subjects, religion, lunch, nap/rest time, enrichment, special classes, and recess. We offer both a half day and full day program, as well as a part time or full-time program.
Our older Preschool utilizes the Learning Without Tears PreK Program and thematic learning. The younger Preschool utilizes thematic learning in which each week is centered around a theme (i.e. camping, recycling, eggs). Each subject area in the preschool curriculum focuses on that theme for the week. Classroom learning centers are changed to match the week’s theme and guest speakers are invited to come and share when they are applicable. Field trips are taken when they are able to enhance the learning of the theme that week. Students become fully emersed in the week’s theme through song, dance, dramatic play, dress up, and exploration.
Our preschoolers are considered a valued part of our school and therefore participate in as many parts of the school as they can. They attend special classes (library, PE, art, music, and Spanish). They participate in school programs, performances, convocations, announcements, and even eventually attend school mass when they are ready. Daily communication is provided to parents as well as a weekly newsletter as we know the great importance of communication at the preschool level.
Students engage in work on letter recognition and sounds. Pre-reading skills are a driving focus in the curriculum. Students are immersed in many different forms and types of literature. Students practice rhymes and songs to enhance language acquisition.
Number recognition and forming early Math concepts are at the center of our Math curriculum. Manipulatives and games are incorporated to enhance Math learning.
Students are exposed to Jesus and his teachings through Bible stories. Prayer is a valued part of each and every day. Preschoolers are even provided community service opportunities to help grow their faith.
Students learn how the world around them works through exploration and hands on experimentation. Students are exposed to sights and symbols of our local community and government as well as the diverse cultures around the world.
Learning through Play
Preschool utilizes a daily, centers learning rotation. Centers are changed each week to align with the week’s theme. Classroom centers include dramatic play, library, fine/ gross motor skills practice, letter/number recognition, and technology.
Our program incorporates STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, and Math) projects.
Our program includes many trips around our local community. We feed the curiosity of our young learners by showing them the inner workings and behind the scenes of many familiar places to them. We introduce them to their community in a whole new way. They become familiar with actual community helpers and form positive relationships with them.
Our half day program is from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Our full day program is from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You may also choose our full-time program which is Monday through Friday or you may choose our part time program which is either Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Tuesday and Thursday. We do have an After School Care program from 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. that preschoolers may use as well.
TPreschoolers must be 3 years of age by August 1 to attend school. We also require they are potty trained. A school lunch is available for purchase by our full day program preschoolers. Preschoolers are expected to follow our school uniform policy with a few modifications.