Our early Preschool program focuses on the teaching of social and moral values. Academics are introduced through thematic units and learning centers that incorporate seasonal and civic themes. Teachers provide opportunities for the students to learn to be social and independent. They also will learn routines, how to follow rules, share and take turns.
Our teachers and staff foster the education and development of each child by recognizing and developing their existing skills and helping them develop new ones. We focus on the growth of the whole child. Every child’s academic, social, moral and creative needs are addressed while keeping in mind the teaching of Jesus.
Director – Mrs. Lynda Craig
Preschool Classroom - Kiley Oylear
Sacred Heart Preschool has opportunities for immediate placement.
Weekly theme-based units are used to build a strong foundation in math, science, pre-literacy, social, emotional, and fine/gross motor skills. The Preschool curriculum is designed to build excitement for learning and investigating, a strong faith, a distinct sense of independence, and a passion for play! Every week, math, science, literacy, and social studies are incorporated into student learning, art, and play.
Sample theme-based units include Construction Site, Monsters!, Camping, At the Zoo, Grocery Store, Pumpkins and Apples, In My Garden, Bugs and Insects, Mo Willems, Play Ball!, and Compliments and Manners.
Religion topics include:
- God and Jesus
- Different ways to pray
- Bible stories
- Catholic prayers
- Catholic holidays
English Language Arts
Pre-literacy skills are built through the introduction of:
- Letters and their sounds
- Songs and rhymes
- Daily read-alouds
- Story dictation
Math concepts are incorporated into our daily activities to build numerical awareness and introduce beginning math skills, including:
- One-to-one correspondence to 10
- Rote counting to 20
- The concept of more than and less than
- Graphs and charts to depict information (Bar, line, and tally)
- Building number stories with manipulatives to depict addition and subtraction
- Identifying shapes, completing patterns, and categorizing objects
- Basic concepts of measurement
Science topics include:
- The natural world – weather, life cycle (plants and animals), seasons, animals and habitats, primary/secondary colors and rainbows
- Physics and Chemistry – buoyancy, magnetism, gravity, ramps, catapults, engineering, cooking
- The human body – healthy eating, five senses, hygiene, exercise and fitness
Students begin to understand their role in our community by
- Learning about places and people who live and work in our neighborhood
- Using maps and studying modes of transportation
- Practicing kindness and empathy for others
Social and Emotional Growth
Students build social and emotional skills by learning the vocabulary and tools to:
- Express feelings
- Problem solve
- Share and take turns
- Communicate with others