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Preschool

Please contact Preschool Director, Sheila Anderson, to schedule a personal tour at your convenience.   sanderson@ stmarysll.org or 231-256-9636, ext #454

 

Procedures for 2020-2021 School year

 

In the 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. Teachers strive to approach students from a visual, auditory, and tactile perspective in order to give each child the opportunity for success and a positive self-esteem.

 

 

  • How old does your child need to be to attend?  3 years old
  • What are you hours? 7:45am to 3:30pm
  • What calendar do you use?  St. Mary School calendar, we begin the Tuesday after Labor Day and finish the second week in June. We are closed during Spring Break and Christmas Break and during all weather related snow days. 
  • Can my child be in pull ups in case of an accident? No, your child needs to be completely toilet trained. 
  • Do they have to wear a uniform? No, they may wear whatever is comfortable for them.  

In the 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. Teachers strive to approach students from a visual, auditory, and tactile perspective in order to give each child the opportunity for success and a positive self-esteem.Learning Without Tears

Preschool and Pre-K Curriculum: Experience Preschool with Mother Goose Time

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 and 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 skill 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.

Preschool Supply List  Please bring supplies to our Back to School Picnic or during one of our “open classroom” times the week prior to the first day of school. PLEASE LABEL EVERYTHING