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 Preschool Curriculum

Our Preschool Students Participate in Many Activities.Our preschool curriculum encourages children to develop socially, intellectually, spiritually, and physically in a safe, nurturing, and friendly environment.

The age-appropriate curriculum executed via hands-on and interactive activities includes, but is not limited to, Spanish, pre-math, pre-reading, computer lab, science, pre-writing, music, religion, art, physical education and the development of large and small motor skills.

It is very important to keep in mind that play is a critical element in a preschooler's development. Play experiences allow children to practice social skills and to learn important cognitive skills. Every minute of class in a preschool environment presents a learning opportunity; even snack time is embedded with educational meaning.

Research shows that a quality preschool experience is the best preparation for later school and life successes. Our preschool goals are:

  • To help children develop into independent individuals who can control their emotions
  • To help children make positive decisions about their activities
  • To help children learn effectively
  • To help children learn socially appropriate behaviors
  • To help children care for themselves and their property
  • To help children work within a group setting for increasing periods of time
  • To help children recognize that everyone has similar emotions
  • To have children well-positioned for future positive school experiences

Come join us and know that you have provided a best in class preschool experience for your child.

 Our Preschool Options

Mother of Sorrows Preschool Programs

  

Our Preschool curriculum encourages children to develop spiritually, intellectually, socially and physically in a safe, nurturing, and friendly environment.  The hands-on age appropriate curriculum is interactive and activities include, but are not limited to, the following:  Religion, Math, Reading, Writing, Science (STEM), Health and Fine/Gross Motor Skill development.  Full-Day programs experience additional curriculum experiences in Computer Technology, Spanish, Music, Art, and Physical Education.  Our curriculum provides plenty of time for play and allows children to practice Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Skills. 

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  •          ​Develop independence and confidence
  •          Learn to make good decisions
  •          Learn socially appropriate behaviors
  •          Care for themselves and their property
  •          Recognize everyone has emotions 
  •          Learn to work within a group setting for longer periods of time
  •          ​Prepare for future positive school experiences.
  • The 3 and 4-Year-Old Preschool Programs are guided by the Diocese of Greensburg and Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood.  The Pre-Kindergarten Program is guided by the Diocese of Greensburg and Pennsylvania Learning Standards forTransitional Kindergarten.  Our Programs offer the children an enriching start to their educational years. 


We offer many options to meet the unique needs of your child.  One size does not fit all.


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Pre-K 3-Year Old Preschool; Ratio (8-1) Age 3 by October 1st

STAFF:      Teacher & Aide

OPTIONST/TH Full Day (8:45 a.m -2:30 p.m.)  Half Day (8:45-11:30 a.m.)

♦ TYPICAL DAY: Students will attend gym, music, Spanish, library, physical education, and art classes.  Language Arts Circle Time with read a louds, songs, art-based learning projects, hands on math lessons, dramatic play time.  Daily rest time, snack and lunch with the full day option

♦  DEVELOPMENTAL
    MILESTONES:          Drawing with a crayon, developing a grip and using
                                      5-6 words in a sentence





 Pre-K - 4:  RATIO (8-1) AGE 4 by October 1st

♦ STAFF:      Teacher & Aide

♦ OPTIONS:   M/W/F, M-F Full Day (8:45 a.m -2:30 p.m.)  Half Day (8:45-11:30 a.m.)

♦ TYPICAL DAY: Students will attend gym, music, Spanish, library, physical education, and art classes.  Language Arts Circle Time, Weather, Handwriting Books, Hands on Science & Math, Center Based Play.  Daily rest time, snack and lunch with the full day option

♦  DEVELOPMENTAL
    MILESTONES:          Starting to write uppercase letters & following 1 step directions


PRE-REQUISITES FOR PRSCHOOL

ALL CHILDREN MUST BE SELF SUFFICIENT IN BATHROOM

DRESS CODE IS CASUAL PLAY CLOTHES




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 Kindergarten Curriculum

Kindergarten Marches in the Noah's Ark Parade.Our weekly kindergarten curriculum includes, but is not limited to, Spanish, math, library, reading, computer lab, science, writing, music, religion, art, and physical education.

We practice a hands-on, multi-sensory approach to learning in small and large group settings that encourages active learning experiences in our state of the art facilities. This approach allows us to integrate creativity within the core curriculum to meet and, more importantly, exceed the standards set by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

We seek a balance between academics and social skills by introducing the students to social tools needed for successful development. Our curriculum and activities are designed to foster cooperation with peers, and responsibility for themselves and others. A sampling of the programs demonstrated and taught to our kindergarten students includes: Our Young Scientist Program, Alphabet Alive Program, People Around the World, Special Person of the Week, Carnegie Museum Animals Up Close, and I Am Special. We also seek to develop their communication skills, as well as conflict resolution techniques to enable students to resolve their own differences.

Come join us and provide a once in a lifetime experience for your child.

 Our Kindergarten Options

​We offer three distinct options to meet the unique needs of your child. One size does not fit all.

Transitional Kindergarten

 RATIO (8-1) AGE 5 after October 1st

♦ STAFF:      Teacher & Aide 

♦ OPTIONS:   M-F Full Day (8:10 a.m -3:05 p.m.)  Half Day (8:10-11:30 a.m)

WHAT IS "TRANSITIONAL K?" : This unique program is designed for students who need another year before kindergarten.  Students will have a challenging full day academic experience; this program is truly the gift of time!

♦  TYPICAL DAY:  Students attend SmartLab, computers, art, music, library, daily recess, Spanish, and physical education.  Daily academics are PA College Readiness aligned and geared towards Kindergarten readiness. 


 Full Day Kindergarten

RATIO (8-1) AGE 5 by October 1st

♦ STAFF:      Teacher  

♦  TYPICAL DAY:  Students will attend physical education, art, music, Spanish, library, daily recess, and attend weekly school Mass.

All curriculum aligned with PA College & Career Readiness Standars.  Subjects taught: Reading/Writing?literacy, Math, Handwriting, Religion, science, Health, and Social Studies.

Center-based play, allowing students to cooperate and become independent thinkers.

Half Day Kindergarten

RATIO (8-1) AGE 5 by October 1st

  • Perfect for the student ready to start kindergarten in a half-day setting.
  • Specifically designed half-day program that will enable the students to be well prepared for first grade.