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Early Childhood

Early Childhood 

Preschool, Prekindergarten and Kindergarten 

 

The early childhood program at Saint John School provides a developmentally appropriate program for children ages 2.9-6 years old.  We nurture the whole child - emotionally, socially, physically, academically and spiritually.  Each child is a unique gift from God and we celebrate each child as an individual while helping them learn to respect each other and the world we have been given.   Our curriculum follows the Massachusetts State Curriculum Frameworks that include instruction in: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Technology/Engineering, History and Social Sciences, the Arts, and Health Education.  Through use of these standards, we develop lifelong learners that are ready to meet the challenges of school today.

The Preschool program designed for our youngest learners, ages 2.9-4, is an inviting environment that helps children navigate their first school experience.  The focus is developing foundational skills such as listening, sharing, and communicating wants and needs.  Engaging, play based activities, foster children’s love of school and sets them up for prolonged school success.  

The Prekindergarten program for children ages 4-5 is an exciting program that uses play-based activities designed to promote children’s learning in all domains.  Children learn social-emotional skills such as conflict resolution, independance, and following rules and routines.   They gain foundational academic skills in areas of language arts, math, science and social studies.  Children grow spiritually as we learn about God’s love for us and begin to participate in church activities.  The program uses children’s natural curiosity to create an excitement for school.

The Kindergarten program at Saint John School, for ages 5-6, is a perfect bridge between preschool and elementary school.  In a nurturing environment, children gain more independence and gain confidence in their abilities as learners.  This program has an academic focus that allows students to hone their foundational skills to be ready to meet the rigor of older grades.