Welcome to Our Pre-Kindergarten Program at Immaculate Conception School!
The Pre-Kindergarten program is a hands-on, project-based learning curriculum, incorporating social, academic and 21st century skills. This multifaceted curriculum integrates language skills along with literacy, mathematical concepts and scientific inquiry. The use of technology is integrated to appropriately enhance learning and students participate in weekly specials of Spanish, music, library, and physical education.
The children observe God’s world, pose questions, make observations about the world around them, try out ideas, quantify their observations, and share investigations, all while having fun.
Our Pre-K students are happy, confident and excited to discover! The students’ voices ring out with joy and confidence and they are valued by peers, staff and older students. This is a program where learning experiences expand beyond the classroom to encompass not only the school community but also the community outside of Immaculate Conception School.
The Pre-Kindergarten program offers two, three, four or five days a week from 8:20 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. An Extended Day Program is offered and Aftercare until 5:30 p.m. is available for extended day students.
Daily Schedule 8:20 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Options to Choose from:
- Two Day
- Three Day
- Four Day
- Five Day
- Extended Day 1:00 pm – 2:50 pm
- Aftercare 2:50 pm – 5:30 pm
Science, Technology & Engineering
Our Pre-Kindergarten Program encourages children to experiment, ask questions and make observations about the natural world around them. They build upon the skills and knowledge in order to discover, explore, create and make mistakes as learning experiences. All science activities are hands-on and relate to the concepts of classification, comparison, measurement, and prediction.
Our students observe and experience math throughout the school day as they learn to speak mathematically. They use math as a tool to solve problems in real world experiences, such as counting stairs, handing out project materials, number of steps to the playground, etc.. They learn to make sense of concepts such as patterns, ‘greater than’ and’ less than’ and solve simple word problems by applying math skills. They begin to utilize units of measurement, sorting skills and number recognition as part of their daily lives in the classroom. Projects and hands-on activities naturally foster number sense and mathematical comparisons when organizing and gathering materials.
English Language Arts & Literacy
Our students are encouraged to express themselves verbally. We support and guide them to feel confident as they communicate their thoughts, ideas, opinions and suggestions. The children build upon their vocabulary through the multitude of opportunities and situations which require them to form complete sentences and use descriptive words. We enjoy a curriculum enriched with theme related literature with storytelling, books and poetry. Rhymes, letter recognition and music are part of our daily activities that develop early reading skills. Students also partake in a pre-reading program that develops children’s recognition of phonetic letter sounds and a writing program that is multi-sensory, developmentally appropriate, and meets the learning styles of all students.
Learning Through Play
Children in our Pre-Kindergarten program learn through play and the world around them. Incorporating play-based learning into daily activities promotes the development of healthy social and emotional skills. Students use their imaginations to travel the world and galaxies, and role play familiar situations and fantasy characters, supported by the engaging materials and activities presented to them.
We Are A Community
Students in our Pre-Kindergarten program are an important part of the Immaculate Conception School family. They are part of daily morning meetings and school activities, community service projects, monthly church services, assemblies, celebrations of learning and many other annual events. They build relationships with the older students who serve as role models throughout the school year. We welcome our youngest students as part of the community and build long-lasting and supportive relationships amongst students, faculty, and families.
Within the Pre-K classroom, students learn to express their individual needs within the workings of the group dynamic, resolve conflicts, communicate and share with their peers. We support and foster the individual growth of each child as an important component of our classroom family.