Director of Preschool Carol Scott Phone: (248) 853-2461
Summer is a great time to take a break from the routine of work and school. However, young children never lose their eagerness for learning. There are many things we can do as parents to continue challenging and developing young minds. Summer is the perfect time to show children that learning can happen anywhere. Use the time you spend outdoors to help your children explore the things around them. They love to know why we have clouds or where the wind comes from. Playing in sand is a great way to help them discover weight and mass as they compare wet and dry sand and why one is heavier than the other. As you answer their questions you are leading them to discover information about their world in a practical way. These lessons are the ones we always remember.
Many of our preschoolers attended Vacation Bible School recently. They really enjoyed learning about God in a fun way. They especially enjoyed the music. It is a great reminder to all of us that our faith is about loving God and realizing how much he loves us. The children showed their love for God through their enthusiastic singing and the way they embraced this opportunity to learn more about Him.
Our Summer Enrichment classes are beginning in August. These are a lot of fun but also help children to continue to enhance their learning skills so they are ready for school in September! For further information on these programs, please call me or visit the church website and find the information under the preschool link. Children preparing for kindergarten or preparing to attend four year old preschool classes are welcome to take part in our summer learning fun! Details and Registration Forms
Fall registration is continuing. We currently have a few places remaining. If you would like more information or a tour of the school please contact me at 248 243 0261 or email Carol Scott.
Pre-K Classes for 2016/2017
Four Year Old Classes
Children must be 4 by September 1st
The following classes will be available:
M/W/F 9:00 – 12:00pm (3 hours)
M-F 9:15 – 11:45pm (2½ hours)
M-TH 12:30 – 3:00pm (4 afternoons Sept to Dec) Stepping up to 5 afternoons Jan to May. (2½ hours)
M – Th 12.30 – 3.15pm (2¾ hours)
Three Year Old Classes
Children must be 3 by September 1st
The following classes will be available:
M/W 9:00 – 11:30am (2½ hours)
M/W/F 9:00 – 11:30am (2½ hours)
T/TH 9:00 – 11:30am (2½ hours)
T/TH/F 9:00 – 11:30am (2½ hours)
T/Th 9:30 – 12:00pm (2½ hours)
M/W/F 12:15 – 2:45pm (2½ hours)
Class Sizes and Ratios
3’s – 16 children per session with two teachers
4’s – 18 children per session with two teachers
Aspects of Our Program
- Our programs are progressive for academic and social instruction so that the children are able to adapt to their next level of learning.
- We provide religious instruction and prayer within our preschool topics.
- We keep portfolios on each child and encourage journal writing.
- Teachers assess children regularly and parent conferences are held twice during the academic year.
- The preschool has a securely locked hallway during class sessions with two exits in each classroom.
- We offer yearly hearing and vision screening through the Health Department for the four-year-olds in preparation for kindergarten.
- We offer a class library so students can “check out” books to take home twice a month.
- We have a gymnasium to utilize for a gross motor in addition to our outdoor enclosed climbing structure.
- Each classroom has its own bathroom.
- Each classroom has computer stations.
- We offer ‘Lunch with Teacher’ once a month as well as a special ‘Cooking Day’.
Philosophy We are a Catholic Preschool and believe in integrating a love of God in all of our activities in school. Children are active learners who learn best from pursuing their interests while being actively supported and challenged by their teachers. Our Curriculum is structured to engage the children purposefully and to provide for a full range of learning abilities. We recognize the importance of free play and structured play to support the specific learning goals we set for each child. Assessments are ongoing as teachers monitor and document each child’s progress over time. Parents are an essential part of a child’s success in school and we keep parents involved and informed throughout the school year.We strive to develop the whole child physically, socially, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. We create a warm and inviting environment to learn through active play experiences. In a caring and positive atmosphere, we guide children to a good self-image and encourage children’s self-awareness of others.
Parent Visitation: We encourage parents to come and visit our school with their child. This offers an opportunity to see the program we are providing and how it suits your child.
Field Trips: As part of our curriculum we take several Field Trips during the year to reinforce our learning in the classroom. Parents accompany us on these field trips. Some of the places we visit are; The Zoo, Apple Orchard, Fire Station, Nature Center and local farms.