Our preschool program is designed for four year olds. Your child should be four by the September 1 cut off. If we have room for three year olds we will accept them, if they will turn four by December of that school year. Those children will be placed on a waiting list to be determined in the summer prior to the start of the school year. All students must be potty-trained and able to care for their own needs.
- Five Full Days: 8:25 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Three Full Days: 8:25 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Five Half Days: 8:25 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Three Half Days: 8:25 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
We believe it is very important to have our preschool children involved in social play experiences. For some, this is their first experience learning to socialize with others. Children are engaged in dramatic play. They learn listening behaviors, and engage in one-on-one and group discussions. Interactions with each other is a vital part of the preschool curriculum.
Besides social encounters, the children learn to follow directions, express thoughts, and develop listening skills. They are given opportunities to engage in 'table' experiences, completing 'projects' that promote a solid basis in preparing for kindergarten. These include sound and symbol relationships, memorization of songs and poems, and determining meaning from spoken language or stories. They learn to identify alphabet letters and recognize high frequency words. Classroom activities encourage the strengthening of fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination and introduce our children to the basic strokes of letter formation.
Math skills include sorting, problem solving, geometric shapes, patterns, time, size, capacity, counting numbers, counting by twos, and students are encouraged to advance in math skills according to their potential.
Faith formation is a very important piece to our purpose. To access the religion curriculum, which begins in preschool, please visit the Catechetical Curriculum section on the Diocese of Greensburg website.
Our preschoolers attend music class twice a week, physical education twice a week, art once a week, and Spanish once a week. Together, these pieces of the curriculum help to build a wonderful educational, spiritual, and physical base to move forward for healthy development.