Our preschool curriculum is based off of the Superior Diocese Standards for Early Childhood. Students are presented with opportunities to learn and discover through play based model of learning. Students are encouraged to try new activities and use self discovery to learn through teacher assistance.
The reading curriculum is theme based and involves learning with a strong literature based component. Pre and post reading strategies are used to discover how stories develop. Students are presented with opportunities to verbally express their learning and development of stories. By encouraging students to express their understanding of the stories, we begin to aid in their comprehension abilities which is key to learning to read and loving to read!
Math is a great way for preschoolers to explore learning through colors, patterns, shapes, numbers, and categorization. Each unit is developed as students grow in their understanding of the very basic of math concepts.
Writing is an amazing way to support students in their development of reading skills. Their ability to use different writing tools to develop hand and eye coordination and fine motor skills in a variety of settings is used through our play based model. This further prepares them for the beginning stages of letter formation that follows .
Religion lessons in the classroom are created to help tie God to our daily lives. We learn parts of the Bible and develop our understanding of how God loves us. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is our Montessori based religion class that we attend once a week in the school atrium-a specially designed classroom to fit the physical and cognitive development of children.
Social Emotional Development is important for all beginning learners. The development of preschoolers will help them learn to be active learners in the classroom as well as develop socially with their peers. Through fun and play we grow as a group to continually reach new goals we set for the year.
- Preschool students must be 3 years old by September 1st
- Students must be toilet trained to be self sufficient in the bathroom.
- Preschoolers need to be able to try new experiences and discover new learning opportunities
- Students will learn to interact with their peers and accept new changes.
- Through exposure to the alphabet and numerals, they start identifying letters and numbers to 10.
- They are able to create letters in their name.
- To be able to sit for 15 minutes while participating in activities, games and songs.
- Willingly participate in skills associated with art like cutting, gluing, coloring, and painting
- Identify basic colors and shapes associated with the rainbow.
- Begin to recognize sounds of letters.
- Develop fine motor skills
- Be able to communicate with their peers through and during play
- Most importantly, to HAVE FUN!