Pre-Kindergarten

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St. George Pre-kindergarten Mission Statement

St. George Prekindergarten is a faith-filled environment that offers developmentally age-appropriate materials and activities. Through Christ-like example, teachers, staff, and administration are a source of encouragement that enhances the spiritual, physical, social, intellectual and emotional development of every child. Our mission is fulfilled through the efforts of our parents, who are their child's first teachers. Together we help the child become enthusiastic, creative explorers and independent, self-confident, inquisitive learners.

Prekindergarten Curriculum

The prekindergarten curriculum addresses the following areas of development: social, emotional, cognitive, physical and spiritual. Planned activities, organization of the environment, material selection, and arrangement of the daily schedule are all designed to accomplish the goals of the prekindergarten curriculum and give children a successful start in school.

It has been documented that children learn by doing. Through active involvement with their environment, children attempt to make sense of the world around them. They learn by observing what happens when they interact with material and other people. When they spontaneously engage in activities such as block building, painting, or dramatic play, adding pieces of information to what they already know and thereby generating new understandings. Children learn simple concepts and then use these concepts to grasp more complex ideas.

Prekindergarten Goals

The prekindergarten curriculum identifies goals in all areas of development:

  • Spiritual ~ to help children nurture their spirituality through discussing who God is, how He is present in their young lives, and through traditional and spontaneous daily prayer.

  • Social ~ to help children feel comfortable in school, trust their new environment, make friends, and feel they are part of the group.

  • Emotional ~ to help children experience pride and self-confidence, develop independence and self-control, and have a positive attitude toward life.

  • Cognitive ~ to help children become confident learners by letting them try out their own ideas and experience success, and by helping them acquire learning skills such as the ability to solve problems, ask questions and use words to describe their ideas, observations, and feelings.

In addition, the St. George School faculty, staff & administration are committed to:

  • Appreciating childhood as a unique and valuable stage of the human development.

  • Basing our work with children on knowledge of child development.

  • Appreciating and supporting the close ties between the child and family.

  • Recognizing that children are best understood in the context of their family, culture, and society.

  • Respecting the dignity, worth, and uniqueness of each person.

  • Helping children and adults achieve their full potential in the context of relationships that are based on trust, respect, and Christianity.

 

 

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