Preschool & PreK Programs
Our Preschool program includes daily activities that provide a positive experience with an emphasis on learning by involvement, developing an enthusiasm for discovery and building relationships. St. Mary Preschool teachers recognize that children have different learning styles and developmental timelines. Students are engaged in activities that promote physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual growth. Child must be 3 years old by September 1st of current year.
Our Prekindergarten program has a developmentally appropriate curriculum to prepare children for Kindergarten. Along with daily preschool activities, this program includes word recognition, writing and math. We ask that your child attend a minimum of three full days per week (T-W-Th). Child must be 4 years old by September 1st of current year.
Each child is provided with a morning and afternoon snack along with hot lunch (includes milk). You may provide a sack lunch for your child if you prefer.
Up-to-date immunization record
Volunteer Screening for family members interested in chaperoning field trips (if already completed, disregard)
How old does your child need to be to attend?
3 years old
What are your hours?
7:45 am to 3:30 pm
What calendar do you use?
St. Mary School Calendar (Tuesday after Labor Day through the second week of June).
We are closed during Spring Break, Christmas Break and for all weather related snow days.
Can my child wear pull-ups to avoid an accident?
No, your child needs to be completely toilet trained.
Does my child need to wear a uniform?
No, they may wear whatever is comfortable for them.
St. Mary Preschool daily activities provide a positive learning experience with an emphasis on learning by doing, developing an enthusiasm for discovery and building relationships. St. Mary Preschool teachers recognize that children have different learning styles and developmental timelines. Our teachers strive to approach students from a visual, auditory, and tactile perspective, in order to give each child the opportunity for success and build positive self-esteem.
Preschool and Pre-K Curriculum: Trailblazer Curriculum
Our Handwriting Curriculum: Learning Without Tears
Our Developmentally-Appropriate Curriculum Prepares Children For Kindergarten by Encouraging Them To:
Develop an appreciation of their God-given talents and the talents of others
Expand their vocabulary and develop oral language through poetry, stories, songs, finger plays and creative dramatics
Recognize the properties of shapes, colors, numbers and letters
Learn independence and expand discovery through classroom activities, circle times, listening, reading centers and creative play
Work cooperatively in a group using respect and acts of kindness
Become more responsible for their own behavior
Develop fine and gross motor skills through writing, drawing, using scissors and active games
Experiment with a variety of materials such as paint, clay, paste, play dough, beads, yarn, paper, ink, finger paint, shaving cream and more
Explore their relationship with Jesus through prayer, celebration of Catholic traditions, Bible story discussions and service projects
Please bring supplies to our Back to School Picnic or during one of our open classroom time slots the week prior to the first day of school.
PLEASE LABEL EVERYTHING.