PRESCHOOL PHILOSOPHY

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Schedule
Student/Teacher Ratios
Curriculum
Faculty and Staff
Facility
Extended Day Program

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The preschool program uses multi-sensory hands on learning approach to teach fine motor skills, auditory and visual learning using center time, books, songs, computers, and art. Free play, story time, show and tell, music, crafts, and outdoor play fill the students’ morning. Music class is offered weekly. Computers, Android tablets, games, and manipulative toys are used to teach the pre-reading readiness skills of number, shape and letter recognition. The children also participate in Science Seed, a program that provides an interactive approach to science concepts.

ecc1Children attend prayer services, participate in community service projects and are provided many cultural arts activities supported by the school’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Parents are confident in knowing their children are being educated in a comfortable and nurturing environment which provides an educational curriculum that allows children to achieve their highest potential.

Parents have several options for preschool. You can choose from the following flexible options:

SCHEDULE
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2 years old

  •  2 days (Thursday/Friday)                                                  
    • 8:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 5 days (Monday to Friday)
    • 8:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

3 years old

  • 5 days (Monday to Friday)                                                       
    • 8:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 5 days full day (Monday to Friday)
    • 8:50 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

4 years old

  •  3 days  (Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday)

    • 8:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  •  5 days (Monday to Friday)                                                      
    • 8:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  •  5 days full day (Monday to Friday)                                                        
    • 8:50 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The student body participate in a brief morning prayer prior to the start of the school day. This activity teaches each child the value of thanking the Lord for a brand new day.

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STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO (1:10 3 & 4 yr. olds) (1:7 2 yr. olds)

Each class will have a teacher and an assistant.

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CURRICULUM
  • Character Development: Social/Emotional development and Catholic values are fully integrated into student activities.
  • Academics: Reading Readiness, Science, Social Studies, Cultural Arts, Music, Art, early Math, Spanish
  • Handwriting Without Tears Program is offered for our 3’s and 4’s classes.
  • Student programs: Prayer Services, Songfests, Christmas shows, vendor-sponsored children programs, class trips (4’s)
  • Parent Feedback: Parent-teacher conferences, newsletters, and parent volunteer services are examples of methods used to maintain a strong communication channel between teachers, parents, and students.
  • The Science Seed program is offered monthly to enrich our science curriculum.
  • Builders, soccer, and Fit Fun Bus are offered as extra-curricular activities
  • Lunch Bunch is offered Tuesday (Science and cooking), Wednesday (Reading), and Thursday (Art) as an extra that 3’s and 4’s can participate in bimonthly.
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FACULTY AND STAFF

Faculty and staff on average have 10+ years of experience with VA State or VCEA certifications.

FACILITY

  • Large outdoor play areas with modern playground equipment
  • Indoor playroom for cold/rainy days
  • Cafeteria used for lunch and indoor activities
  • Up-to-date security systems
  • All classrooms are nut and sesame free
  • Summer Camp offered for 3 years – 8th grade
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FACILITY
  • Large outdoor play areas with modern playground equipment
  • Indoor playroom for cold/rainy days
  • Cafeteria used for lunch and indoor activities
  • Up to date security systems
  • All classrooms are nut and sesame free
  • Summer Camp offered for 3 years – 6th grade

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EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM

Our Extended Day program is a continuation of our preschool program. Students will participate in crafts, indoor/outdoor play and afternoon snack.  Students who are part of the extended day at noon will have lunch and nap. Students in our Extended Day program have the option of coming as many days as needed, hours are between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Each family has the option to sign up for the plan that best fits their extended day needs.

Please click here to read more about our Extended Day Programs.