Preschool

Our primary goal is to provide the children with a positive first school experience. It is important for parents to realize that in striving to provide a developmentally appropriate experience, play will be used as the vehicle for much of the children's learning. Leading educators in early childhood education have explained that "play is children's work". All these concrete, hand-on experiences will allow for later development of more abstract concepts. So, when you ask your child about his/her day, and he/she tells you, "I played", then that's what they did!

We are using a unit-based curriculum which is organized around monthly themes. These units help children to more easily categorize, relate, and remember new information. At the beginning of each month, a newsletter and calendar will be sent home with information on the themes for that month.

Our daily schedule includes ample amounts of free choice time, small group activities, whole group activities, and both student-directed and teacher-directed learning times. Our activities focus on mastery of skills in the areas of physical, social-emotional, cognitive, language and spiritual development. Instruction in the classroom will focus on math and language readiness, science, social studies, health and safety, religion, art, and music.

Preschool Tuition and Fees

Preschool Curriculum

  • Monthly thematic units incorporating art, gross & fine motor skills, language, math, science, music, movement, vocabulary, finger plays/poetry, prayers, literature
  • Colors of the week
  • Letters of the week
  • Children's Literature Activities
  • Morning prayers, Mealtime prayers, End-of-day prayers/Friday Mass
  • Thematic songs/Bible songs
  • Structured and free-choice playtime
  • Cooking
  • Field Trips/Special Celebrations
  • Activities with older Blessed Sacrament School Students
  • Ongoing assessment/evaluation
  • Conferences/Written progress reports

Preschool Programs

Three-Year Olds and Four-Year Olds - Daily Schedule

  • 8:15-8:45 Table Time, quiet play (focus on fine motor skills using various manipulatives)
  • 8:45-9:00 Opening Circle Time (attendance, calendar, counting days, Pledge of Allegiance, sharing,weather, counting activity, story, songs)
  • 9:00-10:00 Activity/Work Time (may consist of several activities or centers)
  • 10:00-10:20 Snack Time
  • 10:20-10:45 Structured Play Time
  • 10:45-11:00 Closing Circle Time (reviewing concepts & activities)
  • 11:00-11:15 Dismissal

Pre-Kindergarten Schedule - Daily Schedule

  • 12:00- 12:30 Table Time (focus on fine motor skills using various manipulative's)
  • 12:30-1:00 Opening Circle Time (attendance, calendar, counting days, Pledge of Allegiance, sharing, weather, counting activity, story, songs)
  • 1:00-1:45 Activity/Work Time (may consist of several activities or centers)
  • 1:45-2:15 Snack Time/Restroom
  • 2:15-2:45 Structured Play Time
  • 2:45-2:50 Closing Circle Time (review concepts & activities)
  • 2:50-2:55 Dismissal

Meet Our Preschool and Pre K Team

Jeni Ziemniak (Preschool 3 & Preschool 4 Teacher)

Lisa Bolt (Preschool Pre K Teacher)

 

Preschool