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Early Childhood

PreK 3 - Kindergarten

 

    

 

St. Gregory the Great Catholic School provides a nurturing environment for our young learners. We welcome children as early as 3 years old to join us for an extensive curriculum that promotes creativity and curiosity while building on their academic and social skills in a Christ-centered learning environment.

 

Curriculum Highlights: 

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum 
  • Development of oral language
  • Full day PreK3 - Kinder program
  • Educational field trips
  • Religion taught daily
  • Early childhood students attend a rotation/special class daily.
  • Rotation / special class include: Spanish, Music, PE, Art, and Technology
  • Brain breaks incorporated daily
  • Weekly library visits

 

 

PreK 3 Curriculum

“Big Day for PreK”

Program Overview

   

In Big Day for PreK, each day is organized around three Big Experiences—Whole-Group, Circle Time, and Story Time lessons—that provide an anchor for conversation, play, and learning. Carefully selected activities ground the entire class in a common Big Experience.

 

Big Experiences provide integrated learning opportunities and introduce children to new vocabulary, concepts, and skills. Big Day for PreK provides intentional instruction in all learning domains:

·         Social-Emotional Development

·         Oral Language and Vocabulary

·         Emergent Reading

·         Emergent Writing

·         Mathematics

·         Science

·         Social Studies

·         Fine Arts

·         Physical Development

·         Technology


Small Groups Build on Big Experiences

Daily small-group instruction provides multiple opportunities for children to be actively involved in learning, developing skills with teacher modeling, guidance, immediate feedback, and support. Small Group lessons focus on the most predictive skills: phonological awareness, alphabet recognition, and mathematics.

Learning Centers Extend Big Experiences

Each theme offers weekly activities for learning centers that extend the content from the Big Experiences. In Big Day for PreK, all Learning Centers are intentional, purposeful, and fun! Suggestions for materials, writing connections, and conversation support are provided for each center. 
 

  

 

 

PreK 4 Curriculum

“Curiosity Corner”

Program Overview

 

Imagine preschool classrooms in which children are expanding their vocabularies and building math, science, art, music and interpersonal skills. They do it by playing games, singing songs, hearing stories and making up their own, engaging in make believe and much more. Curiosity Cat, Chilly the Penguin and Squeaky the Squirrel introduces students to concepts and skills that help them talk, imagine and discover!

 

Curiosity Corner includes:

 

·         A strong focus on oral-language and vocabulary development and assessment.

·         Built-in scaffolds and prompts to help students thoroughly learn procedures and                   cooperative learning structures.

·         Many opportunities for student interaction and partner work.

·         Integration of social-emotional skills and strategies.

·         Interactive whiteboard compatibility.

·         Data tools and analysis.

·         Integration of videos, including Sesame Workshop ones, to enhance instruction.

 

 

 

 

Kinder Curriculum:

 

“Kinder Corner”

Program Overview

 

Are you ready for your kindergartners to think, talk and explore? KinderCorner is a comprehensive kindergarten program based on research that helps children make sense of the world around them, fostering development of oral language, literacy math, and interpersonal and self-help skills, as well as science and social studies concepts. Join Kinder Roo and Alex the Ape as they help all kids become Cool Kids!

 

KinderCorner includes:

 

·         A strong focus on oral-language and vocabulary development and assessment.

·         Build-in scaffolds and prompts to help students thoroughly learn procedures and         cooperative learning structures.

·         Many opportunities for student interaction and partner work.

·         Integration of social-emotional skills and strategies.

·         Interactive whiteboard compatibility.

·         Data tools and analysis.

·         Integration of videos, including Sesame Workshop ones, to enhance instruction.