Students get an early start on learning in our Pre-School (3-yr. old) and Pre-Kindergarten (4-yr. old) classes. Parents have the option of having their children attend all-day or half-day sessions.
Early Childhood Education (Pre-School & Pre-Kindergarten)
Holy Family focuses on learning activities that are fun and, at the same time, encourage self-expression, develop social skills, and enhance the cognitive skills necessary for learning beyond Kindergarten.
This program is for three and early four-year-olds. Children will participate in activities that enhance age-appropriate spiritual, cognitive, social, and physical development. The setting is a warm environment with supportive teachers who encourage and welcome every child.
Our four to five-year-old program is intended to ensure that the children are building a strong foundation for kindergarten. The emphasis shifts toward more academic areas of early literacy and math skills. Special concern is given to the small motor skills of pre-writing and cutting.
All of the Early Childhood Education programs include:
- All programs follow the school calendar
- Half-day program (8:00am-11:30am); morning snack provided
- Full-day program (8:00am-3:15pm); morning & afternoon snack and lunch served
- Before and Aftercare program (6:45am-6:00pm)
- Daily prayer and religion program
- Music class
- Physical education class
- Dance class
- Technology class
- Spanish class
- Art activities
- Learning and play centers
- Daily stories and songs
Holy Family Requirements:
Preschool: must be fully toilet trained and three years by September 1 of the school year
Pre-Kindergarten: must be four years old by September 1 and eligible to be in Kindergarten the following year
Our preschool and pre-kindergarten is utilizing a new Montessori based religious education program called Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. The program allows students to discover the various mysteries found in our scriptures and reflect on the beauty of the liturgies through hands-on activities. Our mission is to lead children to Jesus by giving them the opportunities they need to know Him personally.