Preschool Curriculum Summary
Each classroom teacher is provided curriculum and resources that are appropriate to Preschool, Catholic Education. Examples of these resources: Fundations, Allelu, Catholic ABCs and Discipline with Purpose. The teachers are encouraged to use these resources, along with their own vast professional knowledge and experiences, to plan weekly lesson plans that are play-based, age-appropriate and individually tailored to meet the needs of each child.
Areas of learning which are emphasized include:
Religion/Faith: Students are introduced to the adventurous story of God’s unfailing love for us, his persistence in drawing us back to himself and the characters along the way who succeed and fail in their quest for holiness. We strive to put Jesus first in all that we say and all that we do and to lead by example.
Creative Art Enrichments: Fine motor tasks incorporate a wide variety of techniques and media so students may explore and enhance their own creativity while making connections to instructional themes.
Literacy/Cognitive Enrichment: Activities enhance language and thinking skills and promote reading readiness. Examples include: asking and answering questions, awareness of the concepts of print and exposure to letter/sound relationships. Instruction is delivered in a manner that is consistent with the individual needs and readiness of each student.
Music/Movement Enrichment: Group games and musical opportunities provide an avenue to develop listening skills, creativity, coordination, turn-taking, patience, and problem-solving!
Science/Sensory Enrichment: Children have a natural desire to learn about the world in which they live. Activities in this area aim to encourage curiosity and risk-taking. Students will explore, experiment, predict and problem solve while connecting to a variety of instructional themes.
Math Enrichment: Math concepts are built into large group instruction, small group learning and play centers; for example, one-to-one correspondence, patterns, sorting, counting, number recognition, shapes, comparison words, and measurement. Teachers aim to provide fun and engaging activities that will promote a solid foundation for future mathematical success.
Life Skills and Community: We believe a strong sense of self and community is important to the development of the whole-child. Children are taught to express themselves honestly and respectfully. Students are encouraged to problem solve, take responsibility for his/her actions and apologize when necessary. An emphasis is placed on forgiveness and the development of empathy. Students also take part in service and stewardship opportunities with the larger school and Faith community.