Preschool

Preschool Shamrock and PreKindergarten Clover Programs

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  • 3-year-old Shamrocks: Grow and Explore in a hands-on environment
  • 4-year-old Clovers: Engage in a readiness-rich classroom with optional afternoon session for further enrichment
  • A specialized educational program to meet specific individual needs
Shamrocks

(Monday – Friday 7:45 – 10:30)
The Shamrocks, our precious 3-year old preschoolers, are encouraged to Grow, Explore and Discover each and every day at Saint Patrick School. Our program is child-centered; their learning is promoted through engaging activities and through play. Children are given opportunities to make choices and become independent while meeting their full potential. Our teachers facilitate their experience through exploration and discovery.

 

  • Our Preschool curriculum is a broad framework that provides many pathways for academic, social and creative development, as well as the in-depth exploration that encourages higher-level thinking skills in young children.
  • A primary focus of our program is social and emotional development of each child. Social skills are taught and practiced through all daily activities.
  • Our curriculum aligns with families’ expectations of educational excellence, helping our Shamrocks grow into confident students who begin to read, write, solve problems and explore scientific concepts.
  • Our nurturing teachers are all child development specialists, focused on each individual child’s social and developmental milestones.
  • Teachers provide a mix of independent, teacher-directed, and small group learning experiences and activities.
  • Multi-disciplinary learning centers in our classrooms encourage developing children’s skills in the areas of creative expression, literacy, language, handwriting, math, arts, technology, and dramatic play through active learning.
  • We implement curriculum that engages the individual child and adapts to every age/ stage.
  • Qualified, eligible students can receive instructional support and/or early intervention .
  • Before School (6:45-7:45) and after school care (10:30-5:30) is available.

Please call for more information and tuition rates.

Clovers
(Monday – Friday 7:45-11:30 ~ Optional Enrichment Session: 11:30 – 2:15)

 

 

 

 

The Clovers, our 4 year-old pre-kindergartners are Growing, Exploring and Discovering to new limits. The curriculum topic introduced at the first circle directs activities for learning in the centers for the day. Children move to small groups at various learning centers to participate in math, language arts, science/social studies, reading/writing, dramatic play, and gross and fine motor activities. All centers are established to promote learning through developmentally-appropriate “hands-on” activities. Problem-solving skills are part of an integrated curriculum.

  • The prekindergarten program is developmentally based, with a greater emphasis on academic learning and a lot of small group instruction.
  • Our program promotes social and emotional growth through play, interest centers and academic instruction.
  • Our curriculum aims to help children prepare for developmental/academic milestones set for kindergarten in the areas of language and literacy, math, science, technology and the arts.
  • A balanced literacy approach is the core of our reading program.
  • Children study letter names and sounds and are encouraged to read simple words and books appropriate to their individual reading levels.
  • Composition is taught through instruction in the formation of letters, words, sentences, and personal journals.
  • Mathematics is taught with a “hands-on” approach through the use of manipulatives and projects.
  • Science is a key curriculum area for our prekindergarten students that includes interactive STEM enhanced activities.
  • Music & Movement and Arts & Crafts are also integral to this program.
  • Teachers provide a mix of independent, teacher-directed, and small group learning experiences and activities.
  • Qualified, eligible students can receive instructional support and/or early intervention.
  • Optional afternoon session for further enrichment is available.
    • Afternoon enrichment sessions offer extended instruction on reading/writing skills and math concepts.
    • Afternoon sessions enhance learning through interest center activities.
  • Before School (6:45-7:45) and after school care (2:15-5:30) is available daily.

Please call for more information and tuition rates.

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