Preschool

 

Preschool Mission Statement

In our preschool program for 3 and 4-year-old children, we strive to lay a foundation for education that will lead to a child’s love of learning. We offer an atmosphere in which each child can begin to develop his or her own identity and have many opportunities to succeed. We also integrate our Catholic faith and teaching into our daily activities through prayer and observation of our Christian holidays.

 

Preschool Goals

  • Learn about God and His love for us
  • Develop a positive self-image
  • Develop a desire to learn
  • Develop good listening and communication skills
  • Increase his or her vocabulary and language skills
  • Increase independence
  • Continue to develop socialization skills
  • Enjoy being part of a group and accept the need to share and cooperate
  • Respect the rights of others and be responsible for his/her own behavior

 

Curriculum Overview

Religion

  • Daily Prayer
  • Holiday customs/Traditions
  • Biblical stories and figures
Science

  • Curiosity/Wonder
  • Observation/Exploration
  • Compare/Contrast
  • Physical/Life Science
Language Arts

  • Developmentally appropriate writing
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Rhymes/Finger plays
  • Rich literature
  • Print awareness/Phonemic Awareness
  • Jolly Phonics
  • Listening/Speaking
Art

  • Painting/Drawing/Coloring
  • Cutting/Gluing
  • Texture
  • Sculpting
  • Crafts
Math Concepts

  • Shapes
  • Spatial relationships
  • Sequence
  • Patterns
  • Counting/ Number identification
  • Visual discrimination
Music

  • Theme-related songs
  • Listening
  • Rhythm
  • Movement
Social Studies

  • Social skills
  • School routines
  • Family and friends
  • Seasons
  • Holidays
  • Community

Our classrooms contain a rich variety of materials for children to experience, including the finest children’s literature, creative manipulative and building materials, and an extensive variety of art mediums, dramatic play areas, and computer software.

We would love to have you visit us!
To scheudle a tour please contact the school secretary at (847) 255-0050 or ctiltz@olwschool.org.