Early Childhood

Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten

Our Early Childhood Program offers a full day experience for our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students.

Curriculum & Learning Philosophy

At Saint Laurentius School we participate in the Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) which works to improve early literacy instruction so that children become powerful readers, writers and thinkers. The STREAM program is incorporated into all of the children’s activities and projects.

Our teachers encourage a love of learning and provide a safe and nurturing environment. Children are encouraged to play and work together in large, bright classrooms while developing social skills and positive relationships with each other and their teachers.

We believe that it is important to set learning goals that are both challenging, but also achievable.  We also encourage creative play, a love of reading and curiosity about the world around us.

Requirements

Children entering Pre-K3 must be three (3) years of age by September 1st and completely potty trained.

Children entering Pre-K4 must be four (4) years of age by September 1st and completely potty trained.

Children entering Kindergarten must be five (5) years of age by September 1st and completely potty trained.

Pre-K Sample Daily Schedule

7:30am-7:50am- Arrival

8:00am- Journaling & Share Aloud

8:30am- Morning Meeting (Calendar, colors, shapes, numbers, letters, names)

8:45am-  Children’s Literacy Initiative (Book and Activity)

9:15am- Handwriting

9:35am- 10:35am- Snack/ Recess 

10:35am- Centers 

11:05am- Religion

11:30am- 12:20pm- Lunch/ Recess

12:30pm- Rest Time

1:40- Review (Class Review of Daily Content)

2:05- Nursery Rhymes/ Simple Silly Songs (Educational Music)

2:15pm-  Read Aloud

2:20pm- Pack up/ Prayers

2:30pm- Dismissal