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Preschool (Age 3)

At the preschool level, students’ love of God develops through daily appreciation for the gifts and blessings in His world. Students will learn about the Holy Family, recite prayers (Our Father, Sign of the Cross, Hail Mary), and follow in God’s teachings. With guidance, students will also practice mindful and reverent prayer with the intention of deepening their faith. God is always at the heart of everyday learning through social, emotional, and academic growth.

Preschool uses the OWL (Opening the World of Learning) curriculum to promote early literacy skills and language proficiency in the context of research-based and field-tested content in ELA, science, and social studies. It is designed to develop oral language and early literacy skills for young students in a thematic, center-based classroom.

Building Blocks is the math curriculum used in preschool. It weaves mathematical learning into preschool students’ daily activities. The program exposes students to math concepts such as making patterns, counting, and sorting, simple adding and subtracting, building math vocabulary, sequencing, recognizing numbers to name a few.

 St. Joseph School cultivates children to develop the ability to assess and initiate actions independently to raise confident, creative, and compassionate kids. The preschool program focuses on the academic, social, physical, and emotional well-being of students to prepare them for robust learning in kindergarten through purposeful play.

A typical day includes:

  • Prayer
  • Table Activities
  • Morning Meeting
  • Whole and Small Group Instruction
  • Outdoor Play
  • Snack Time
  • Special (Spanish, art, music, gym, library, STREAM)
  • Books and Songs
  • Lunch Time
  • Quiet Time on Mat: nap, books, puzzles, STREAM bins
  • Center Choices
  • Closing Circle
Please take note that children entering the program must be potty trained prior to the beginning of school and should not rely on diapers or Pull-Ups.