Preschool Information

PreschoolClipArt2Director of Preschool Carol Scott Phone:  (248) 853-2461

We began last week in school with field trips to Upland Hills Farm with the three year old classes. The three-year-old classes milked a cow and were able to get close to the new baby animals. Our four year old classes are preparing for a visit to the Detroit Zoo later in May. These field trips are a great experience for all the children as they are able to spend time observing the animals and learning about the animals’ habitats. The children really enjoy learning in a practical environment.

The children are finishing their special portfolios. Each child will have samples of the work they did throughout the year to take home and show their families the progress they have made during their school year. These are not only folders representing the progress the children have made but also hold many special memories of their thoughts and ideas as they learned about the topics we covered. These last few weeks are a special time as we watch how independent the children have become and how ready they are for the next steps in their path through school life.

For our parents who are already enrolled for the fall classes, we will be sending out information about Tuition, Orientation Meetings and Meet the Teacher sessions over the next few weeks.

The preschool has a few spaces for the new school year in September.  Please use the registration forms on our website at smoth.org if you would like to register your child for preschool. If you would like to visit the preschool, please call me at (248) 243-0261 or Email.

Carol Scott Preschool Director

 

Pre-K Classes for 2018/2019

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

The head classroom teachers are qualified, experienced teachers with at least bachelor’s degrees and all teachers are certified in CPR, first aid and blood borne pathogens.
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.

Admission: In order to be admitted to the program a child must have an up-to-date physical form on file and be reliably potty trained.

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.