Foster the uniqueness of each child. At St. Angela's Preschool, every child is provided with opportunities to develop his/her spiritual, cognitive/intellectual, physical, emotional, and social, verbal/language, and mathematical skills in a developmentally appropriate program.
Children learn best through play, by doing and through things that are meaningful to them. Every day play based opportunities are provided for the children to create their own learning and knowledge. A sensory approach is used to encourage the children to focus on tasks and increase their attention span.
Children experience a mix of quiet and social activities in the care of nurturing and loving teachers. A healthy respect for one’s self, peers and teachers are encouraged and modeled. Children who are respected, valued and loved will learn to respect, value and love others.
Children have ample opportunities for interaction among peers and teachers to foster self-discipline and appropriate social behavior. Self-regulation is encouraged by sufficient free-choice time.
Children develop their small and large muscles using teacher directed, practical-life experiences and daily creative movement with song, rhyming, finger play and dance in age appropriate activities.
Children are encouraged to use words to express emotions, convey thoughts and form ideas through planned and informal activities. A “print-rich” environment is provided to model the daily use of spoken language, reading and writing.
Children learn math and reading readiness skills by using age appropriate manipulatives. Cause and effect, trial and error, and patterning activities are provided to promote logic and reasoning skills.
The following lists the religious education goals and some means to achieve these goals.
To give children a sense of God and to help them discover God’s love for them:
To help children discover that they are loveable:
To introduce the person of Jesus: by relating stories of the New Testament
To help children form a habit of prayer:
To give children a sense of praying with God’s family:
To introduce the values of justice and peace:
To ensure that students respect all life: