After a quarter of a century, our founding principles remain the same to provide the best possible learning environment for young children. Please take a moment to review our program and curriculum goals and see if you don’t agree that St Mary Preschool is a great place to be.
Provide an opportunity to learn and know God’s love
Provide an atmosphere in which to integrate the Christian values of love, justice and respect
Provide opportunities to discover our world and the special role God has in it
Provide a safe, loving environment for the children
Help children express their feelings and needs
Help children create and discover in a warm, supportive environment
Give each child a sense of uniqueness and self worth
Help children to respect each other’s rights and to develop group feelings
Provide healthy outdoor play and activities
Provide space and equipment to develop gross and fine motor skills
Provide an atmosphere where self-confidence and self-understanding are encouraged
Build a tie between the home and the preschool
Encourage independence and give basic experiences for future learning
Provide stimulating experiences that encourage the children to think analyze problems, and arrive at different possible solutions
Help the children develop their whole personality through:
First hand experiences in social relationships
Physical development of large and small muscles
Finding an acceptable outlets for their emotions
Develop a sense of responsibility
Encourage expression through materials, movement and language
Stimulate language development through materials, activities, games and the use of readiness skills
Provide experiences with other children of the same age
Meet the children’s needs as individuals and as a group
Encourage the children to develop a positive attitude toward teachers, school and learning
Provide opportunities to discover, explore, be challenged and problem solve through direct experiences
The school year is now well underway in preschool. Our little ones have learned the rules and routines. They have discovered new things about themselves, their friends and families, as friends of Jesus. They have explored the wonder of the changing seasons. What joy they show when finding a colorful leaf or tiny acorn on our playground!
There was much excitement in the air when Pre – K 4 had a visit from some real firefighters from the city of Milford. The children had just learned all about fire prevention. Firefighter Ramos talked to them about safety and donned his gear. He proved that firefighters are not scary, but rather, are friendly helpers. Students and teachers alike were thrilled to watch him climb the tall ladder!
Please contact us with questions, comments or to schedule a visit.
St. Mary Preschool Director