Curriculum: St. Joseph Preschool offers planned thematic curriculum activities appropriate for the children’s age and development that include pre-reading, math readiness, science, social studies, art activities, music, nature, movement, and dramatic play. The themes are designed to develop kindergarten readiness skills. Examples of themes include: holidays, seasons, All About Me, Friendship, Health and Safety, Dinosaurs, Transportation, and Insects. Religious activities are incorporated into the various themes each day.
Themes: St. Joseph Preschool offers a nurturing, hands-on program centered on various themes that are of high interest to children. Subjects include: art, music, science, social studies, language, mathematics and movement. Examples of lessons: friends and how God helps us to be a friend to others, holidays, seasons, health and nutrition, dinosaurs, transportation, nursery rhymes, insects, frogs, and magnets. Religious activities are incorporated into our various themes each day.
Daily Prayer Time: The children pray at meals and each day ends with a prayer. There is time for religious songs and stories, spontaneous prayer, and mini-prayer service.
Family Celebrations: We plan several social gatherings each year. These are wonderful opportunities to get together as a community. They include: Father’s Pumpkin Carving, Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas Social, Mother's Day Gathering, and the end-of-the-year picnic.
Field Trips: The Pre-K classe goes on a few field trips each year. Examples of field trips include: The Farm, the Pumpkin Patch, and the Fire Station. It is exciting for the children to get out into the world with their friends. Parents transport students in carpools to these events.