We offer a weekly 5-day program for children who turn four on or before September 1st. This program meets five days a week, M-F from 8:05am-12:15pm, with an extended day option until 6pm. In this class, lunch is provided by the parents.
A snack is provided for our Pre-K students. Providing preschoolers with a variety of foods helps ensure good nutrition!
Our four and five year old children are provided with a variety of activities that develop kindergarten readiness. Activities include listening, language development, problem solving, group interaction, letter and sound recognition, counting and number recognition along with small and large motor activities, dramatic play, creative art, literature and music. These age appropriate activities are presented to children individually, in small and large groups in a Catholic Christian environment. Skills presented in group activities include respect, sharing, listening, cooperation and problem solving. Teachers offer direct instruction and positive feedback to guide the children throughout the day.
Our Pre-K program provides parents the flexibility to have their child stay for an extended period of time, on either a single day as needed, or on a regular basis, for an additional charge. Extended Stay and Play runs from 12:15pm – 3:00pm. After school child care is also available from 3:00pm – 6:00pm.
Learning Objectives for Four/Five Year Olds
- Cognitive Skills
- Exposure to all colors
- Exposure to numbers 1 through 25
- Putting words together to form sentences
- Learning to speak in five to seven word sentences
- Following simple three to five step directions
- Using words (adjectives) to describe feelings
- Using words to problem solve
- Exposure to all the alphabet letters, upper and lower case
- Learning sounds of letters
- Printing of name
- Recognition of first and last name in written form
- Exposure to simple sequencing of events
- Understanding opposites
- Learning to rhyme words
Small Motor Skills
- Correct hold and usage of crayons/pencils
- Correct hold and usage of scissors, being able to turn the paper
- Stringing beads or small objects
- Doing puzzles (8 - 15 pieces)
Large Motor Skills
- Balancing on one foot
- Hopping on one foot
- Throwing and catching a ball
- Kicking a ball
- Walking a straight line
- Attempt to skip
- Jumping getting both feet off the ground