Keep on ever loving God, for that is the happiness of life. Saint Peter Julian Eymard
Our Holy Cross Preschool welcomes three and four year old children to a well-rounded program that teaches students at an age-appropriate level in Religion, Literacy, Math, Science and Creativity while nurturing their social and emotional development in a warm, loving environment.
Children are eligible for the Three Year Old Program if they are three years of age by September 1st. Students in the Four year Old Program have turned four years of age by September 1st. The children entering either preschool program must be toilet trained.
Our four year old classes meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Our three year olds attend school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students in the morning session attend from 8:40-11:15AM. The afternoon sessions meet from 12:20-2:50PM.
Patty Mullins is our Preschool Teacher, assisted by one aide. We are grateful to have her devotion as well as that of Aides Angel O'Connell, Theresa Witte and Cari Douglas. Their love of children and expertise in this age level are evidenced in the joy and many activities that fill our preschoolers days.
We teach Religion through…
Prayers we teach and say throughout the year/ Songs we sing/Jesus and lessons about God/ Saint Projects/ Saint Vincent DePaul and other Service Projects/ Special Feast Days/ Angel and Archangel Projects/ Priest visits/ Church visits/ Writing to Jesus/ Blessing of children’s throats/ Easter stories/ Discussions about Noah’s Arc/ May Crowing Ceremony/ Celebrating Jesus’ Ascension/ Making Advent Wreaths/ Bringing in Baptismal items
We teach Literacy through…
Language Arts activities/ Flannel board/ Sequencing stories/ Puppets/ Verbal stories/ Search and Find/ Auditory Discrimination/ Puzzles/ Story tapes/ Labeling pictures and objects
We teach Math through…
Sequencing/ Counting/ Simple addition and subtraction/ Blocks/ Graphing/ Shapes/ More or Less/ Games with Dice or Spinners/ Money/ Puzzles
We teach Science through…
Magnifying Glasses/ Water/Observing bug catchers/ Asking questions/ Magnets/ Soil/ Predicting/ Generalizing/ Binoculars/ Tweezers/ Animals/ Comparing/ Evaluating
We teach Creativity through…
Child-directed activities/ Music/ Prop boxes/ Dress-up/ Finger paints/ Markers/ Tissue paper/ Construction paper/ Goop/ Scissors/ Water/ Fabrics/ Shaving cream/ Sand/ Crayons/ Playdough/ Soap flakes
We teach Social/Emotional Development through…
Respecting other’s feelings/ Expression/ Verbal skills/ Body language/ Sharing/ Quiet times/ Active times/ Facial gestures/ Following directions and rules
Yearly Activities include:
Thanksgiving Feast for all preschoolers and their families
Birthday party for Jesus for all preschoolers and their families
Valentines Party for three and four year olds
Mother’s Day Tea for three and four year olds
Dad’s Night for three and four year olds
Norton Farm Field Trip for four year olds
End of the year picnic for all preschoolers
Graduation ceremony for four year olds
Through these activities, our young students develop many Kindergarten Readiness Skills including:
Cutting, sequencing, classifying, spatial awareness, shapes, colors, counting, name recognition, listening, responsibility, pasting, thinking process, sorting, self-concept, self-awareness, attention span, alphabet, self-expression and likes/differences.
Please contact our school office staff if you have any questions on our preschool program. Registration typically begins in late January or early February. Please also see Enrollment Information here on our website for applications and current tuition and fee schedules.