Welcome to St. Mary Help of Christians Preschool!
Preschool is a year filled with exploration and discovery, and we’re excited to be on the journey with your child this year! Our goal is to provide a safe, fun learning environment and a place of Christian growth that will continue to nurture your child’s faith. Our program offers a theme-based curriculum that will provide opportunities for your child to explore areas of language and literacy, math, science, gross and fine motor skills, creative arts, and social skills.
As your child arrives each day she/he will be greeted and have an opportunity to choose from a variety of teacher-selected activities. Once everyone has arrived we will have our Circle Time. This will give us a time to gather as a group at the start of our day to do a variety of calendar, weather, counting, music, sharing and literacy activities. From there we will move into stories and activities related to the current theme of study. During this time there will be an opportunity for your child to choose from a variety of centers, examples may include: drama, blocks, reading, math or writing centers. Children learn through play and experiences, and center time will be a chance for your child to problem solve, use his/her imagination, create, and build on social skills. We will have a mid-morning snack, and following snack have time to work on some gross motor skills, either inside or outside depending on weather. Following this we will move into a large group activity, examples include cooking activities, developing our Catholic faith, and story time. This will bring us to the end of our day, we will do some reflection, music and prepare ourselves for pick up.
Monthly newsletters will be a main way of communicating what is happening in preschool. However, feel free to contact me as questions arise. We are looking forward to a great year in preschool!
Mrs. Amy Hurrle
Mrs. Mary Laudenbach