We offer two preschool programs (3 year olds and 4 year olds) Monday through Friday. We custom each program to fit your needs. All day or ½ days are available. The main goal of our Kindergarten Bound Program is to give preschoolers a fun and positive first time experience in a classroom environment and to prepare the children for Kindergarten for the following year. The children entering Kindergarten Bound Preschool needs to be 4-years-old by August 1 and full potty trained and able to take care of their needs in the bathroom. Lion Cubs are for our 3 year old students who are also potty trained.
The curriculum in preschool is to prepare the students for Kindergarten. The National Association bases our curriculum on the recommendations for early childhood programs for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). There is a strong focus on letter recognition, number recognition, calendar, name recognition, shapes, colors, counting, graphing, sorting and patterning. Students will also work on cutting skills, coloring, crafts, social interaction, dramatic play, felt board stories and much more. Students are also introduced to the Catholic Faith through an age-appropriate Religion program and through prayer.
The children are skills tested twice during the school year once in Fall and once in Spring. A parent/teacher conference is scheduled after the Fall skill test to review your child’s progress. Parents are welcome to conference with the teacher at any time if they have any concerns regarding their children.
Show-n-tell will be every Friday. The children are asked to bring one item in from home that starts with the letter-of-the-week. Live animals are welcome, just let me know in advance so I can prepare for our guest.