Pre-Kindergarten students are taught by state-certified teachers just like in our Pre-3 program. The goal of the Pre-Kindergarten program is to nurture students spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally, and physically in a positive and safe learning environment. These program goals are met with creative and developmental activities. Our Pre-Kindergarten curriculum is formed from the Catholic Schools Office for the Diocese of Peoria learning standards and the Scott Foresman Opening the World to Learning preschool series.
The following is a partial list of activities incorporated into the educational objectives and creative development of our Pre-Kindergarten program. All of these activities assist with each child’s transition into the Kindergarten program. Students must be four years old by September 1st.
Reading Readiness Skills
Stories, Finger Plays and Dramatizations
Health and Hygiene
Fine Motor and Gross Motor Skills
All learning and physical activities assist with the child’s transition into Kindergarten
6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. (Optional)
Pre Care for Pre-3’s and Preschool Students
8:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. or 8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
3:15p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Optional) After Care Program (Located in the gym and cafeteria)
Students must be four years old by September 1.
Sample Preschool Schedule
(Please note all of these activities happen daily, but not necessarily in this order due to weekly specials.)
Greetings and Sign-In
Specials (Music, Library and Computer, Physical Education -offered once a week)
Literacy Circle and Skill Pages
Snack and Restroom Break
Centers and/or Recess
Prayers and Dismissal