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.

Class Sizes and Ratios

3’s – 18 children per class with two-three teachers

4’s – 20 children per class with two teachers

Program Highlights
  • Our program focuses on the cognitive, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development of each child, and creates a strong foundation for future school success
  • We are proud to be a Catholic school that integrates religion throughout the curriculum
  • Instruction is differentiated to meet the individual needs of each child
  • Teachers assess children regularly, and parent-teacher conferences are held during the school year
  • Field Trips are included in the tuition and serve as an extension of the classroom
  • We offer “Lunch with Teacher” once a month
  • Hearing and vision screening is done annually through the Health Department for all four-year-olds
  • Our mobile library allows children the opportunity to check out books to take home
  • Our large gymnasium and outdoor playground provide opportunities for gross motor development
  • Each classroom has its own bathroom
  • Each classroom has iPad stations
  • The preschool has a secure locked hallway with two exits in each classroom

 

Contact the Preschool Office at 248-243-0261 or email Julie Senkowski at preschooldirector@smoth.org