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Philosophy
Our goal is to provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum that is child-centered. We embrace individual differences, encourage active learning, and foster spiritual growth in a warm and caring environment. Learning experiences are embedded in play-centered activities that are planned around a thematic unit.

 

Classes Offered:
3 year olds: Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.*
3 year olds: Mon thru Fri, 8:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.*

4 year olds: Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.*
4 year olds: Mon thru Fri 8:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.*
Afternoon Daycare: 3 & 4 year old daycare available Mon thru Fri, 10:50 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Our Curriculum
Our daily activities align with the State of Michigan Curriculum Guidelines for 3 and 4 year olds. Learning Centers provide opportunities for growth in language and literacy, math, science, theology and social studies, as well as physical and social-emotional growth.

Literacy/Language
A language-rich environment is provided through books, flannel board stories, puppets, finger plays, songs, show & tell time, and collaborative book-making. Letter sounds are introduced using the Zoophonics program.

Creative Arts
A variety of art materials are explored, including paint, crayons markers, and other unique sensory materials in order to create masterpieces.

Math & Science
Exploring and experimenting at the sensory sand & water table, building with blocks, measuring for a recipe, or taking a field trip to the nature center all enhance our understanding of math and science in our world.

Social Studies
Our dramatic play center offers us countless opportunities to learn about the community we live in. In addition, seasonal units allow us to learn about various holidays.

Theology
We strive to help our students nurture their relationship with God through the use of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program. This is a Montessori-based, hands-on religion program that helps the child contemplate stories from scripture and fosters reverence and participation in the Liturgy.

Physical Development
Gym time and outdoor play both provide us with many opportunities to use our large muscles.

In the classroom, we develop our small muscles through manipulating playdough, scissors, stringing beads, and making puzzles. Beginning letter formation is taught using the “Handwriting Without Tears” program.

Social/Emotional Development
Many opportunities are provided for the children to develop a positive self-image, independence, self-control, along with a sense of responsibility, respect, cooperation and trust.All Pages