Pre-Kindergarten

Monday through Friday
8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum
Full Day 4 Year Old

Our pre-kindergarten program is designed to prepare your child for kindergarten by providing them with an academically and age-appropriate curriculum. The curriculum meets Illinois State Learning and Archdiocesan Standards and focuses on the five developmental aspects of early childhood education: social, physical, intellectual, creative, and emotional. The subjects taught are: religion, language arts, math, science, social studies, art, computers, music, and physical education. Students learn through individual, small group, and whole group learning (circle time).  They acquire computer skills in our computer lab and in the classroom, listen to stories read in our library, and keep fit in our beautiful gymnasium and backyard playground. Your child will make friends, have fun, and learn about God, themselves, and the world around them.  Our pre-kindergarten program will provide a safe and nurturing environment for your child and will meet the needs of working parents who want a quality education for their child.

DAILY SCHEDULE

Our daily schedule always includes prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, learning centers, whole group and small group instruction, free play, singing, dramatic play, technology, calendar, religion, math, and literacy. In the daily use of Sadlier’s “InvestiGator” series, the children discover the world around them through exploration. One of the seven modules is used daily: “Let’s Investigate,” “Under Construction,” “Healthy You,” “Finny, Feathery, Furry Friends,” “Splash and Dig,” “Watch It Grow,” and “Weather Watchers.” Each module contains print rich text, comes with fiction and non-fiction books, sweet animal characters the children will love, suggestions for differentiated instruction, instruction suitable for English language learners, and help the student to strengthen their problem-solving, oral language development and shared writing skills.  The students learn letter recognition, letter sounds, and letter writing through “letter of the week” group instruction and letter sound/formation worksheets and number recognition and counting in their daily calendar recitation. In the daily use of Sadlier’s “Discovering God’s World,” the pre-kindergarten students develop in their Catholic faith through prayer, song, activities, worksheets and Bible stories about God.

Teacher
Mrs. Patty Benker
pbenker@saintzachary.org