Preschool Curriculum

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Curriculum Highlights

  • Religious curriculum: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
  • Daily prayers- circle time, before meals, and the Angelus at noon
  • Science experiments
  • Early literacy read aloud with vocabulary words
  • Letter of the week and theme-based curriculum
  • Craft projects
  • Music and movement
  • Daily outside time
  • Daily rest time
  • Daily parent communication and photos
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Different Approaches To Learning

Curiosity, Risk-Taking, Imagination and Invention, Persistence and Reflection, and Interpretation

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Social and Emotional Development

Emotional Development, Self-Concept and Social Competence, and Relationships

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Language and Literacy Development

Listening, Speaking, Emergent Reading and Emergent Writing

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Creativity and the Arts

Creating, Responding, and Evaluating

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Cognitive Development

Mathematical and Logical Thinking- Number Concepts and Operations, Patterns and Relationships, Spatial Relationships/Geometry, Measurement and Mathematical Responding

Scientific Thinking and Problem Solving- Observing, Questioning and Investigating

Social Systems Understanding- Human Relationships and Understanding the World

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Physical Motor Development

Gross Motor Development, Fine Motor Development, and Physical Health and Well Being

Religious Education: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is an approach to the religious formation of children. It is rooted in the Bible, the liturgy of the church, and the educational principles of Dr. Maria Montessori. Children gather in an "atrium," a space prepared for them, which contains simple yet beautiful materials that they use.

Materials and presentations on the life of Christ and His teachings help to make the great mystery of who God is more understandable for the child. Through geography, the words of the prophets, and infancy narratives, Jesus is established as a real person. The Paschal narratives are treated similarly, using model cities of Jerusalem, empty tombs, and cenacles for the Last Supper. Selected parables further the child’s wonder and curiosity about the great mystery of the Kingdom of God.

Children become familiar with the articles of the Eucharist and Baptism by arranging them in their own atrium on miniature altars and fonts. The children also become acquainted with the gestures of our liturgy and their meaning of the Paschal Mystery: Christ has died, Christ is risen, and Christ will come again. A prayer corner located in each atrium reflects the liturgical time of year by means of appropriate colors, prayer, songs, artwork, and readings.

Contact

All prospective families are welcome to visit our program. To schedule a visit or inquire about the program please contact our Admissions Department at 763-504-9450!

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