- Tuesday & Thursday (Mornings)
- Monday, Wednesday, & Friday (Mornings)
- PreKindergarten (Monday, Wednesday, & Friday)
- PreKindergarten (Monday through Friday)
We are accredited through (North Central AdvancEd). We are also able to provide you with quality accredited child care if the need should arise. You will quickly discover that we are truly a preschool through eighth grade school.
Our curriculum is guided by the Missouri State Standards for Early Childhood and the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph through developmentally appropriate practice.
One of the important criteria we need to keep in compliance with at all times is our student/teacher ratio. To accomplish this, each preschool teacher has a teacher’s assistant (teacher aide). This assures all families that your preschool child will be with an adult at all times. The teacher aides accompany the children to all their special classes and activities in the school building that are outside of the classroom.
As a developmental preschool, your child will be given the opportunity to develop at their own individual rate. All progress is assessed through observation, task work, group work, and one on one. The following are areas we focus on for the children’s social, emotional, cognitive, physical development and faith formation:
- Interaction & Cooperation - the preschool experience for many young children is their first adventure away from home. We strive to help the children develop their social skills in order to form positive peer and adult relationships. We hope to accomplish this through sharing, taking turns, following directions, rules, and the school routine. We also focus on group participation and caring for classroom materials.
- Discovering & Exploring - With the rooms set up in learning centers, the children can independently choose where they spend their center time. This helps foster independence, self-confidence, and initiative. Learning centers also foster their curiosity thereby leading to questions and hands on opportunities to find solutions and/or answers.
- Physical - P.E. class, along with recess provides the children the opportunity to develop their coordination and small and large motor skills.
- Self-Expression - Music class, as well as the home-living, art, blocks, and play dough learning centers provide the opportunities for the children to express themselves through creating, movement, and role playing.
- Communicating - Developing language skills, pronunciation, vocabulary expansion through the use of open-ended questions and class discussions, expressing feelings, opinions is the goal of working on using our words and not our hands in situations. We discuss emotions, how they are feeling, and we adjust to the needs of the individual child. In the older preschool classrooms we expand that to written language through our reading program as well as copying from the whiteboard, word building, beginning letter sounds, and primary sight words.
- Independence/Responsibility – We will build on these skills as the children progress throughout the year. These skills include library books back on time/folder and school bag with them every school day, tennis shoes on P.E. day, helping to clean up after snack and center time, and remembering share bag.