Mission Statement

Pre-Kindergarten strives to have every child reach their brightest, highest, potential in an atmosphere that is joyful, encouraging, nurturing and Christ centered.

Pre-Kindergarten Core Objectives

  • Strong academic Diocesan curriculum
  • Development of fine and gross motor skills
  • Fine Arts enrichment
  • Encouraging imagination and creative play as an important way to learn
  • Faith focused
  • Developing growth spiritually, physically, intellectually, and socially

Special Activities/Events

  • Pumpkin Patch Visit
  • Fire Department Field Trip
  • 8th Grade Buddies
  • Halloween Party
  • Thanksgiving Feast
  • Happy Birthday Jesus!
  • Hat Day
  • Valentine’s Day Party
  • Beach Day
  • Tooth Fairy Visit
  • Wacky Wednesday
  • Dr. Seuss’ Birthday
  • Lucky Leprechaun Day
  • Egg Hunt
  • Bedtime & Books
  • Pizza Shop Field Trip
  • Mother’s Day
  • Dad’s Night
  • Police Department Visits
  • Graduation

Exploration Fridays

This class will be offered each Friday as a half and full day option excluding any scheduled days off on the Immaculate Heart of Mary day school calender. The hours are the same as the regular Pre-Kindergarten program. This class is an additional tuition fee and may be selected by semester. Exploration Friday’s will be an extension of our regular Pre-Kindergarten program. Hands on learning, weekly themes, enrichment activities and special events will be highlighted on these fun days.

Age Requirement

To be eligible for our 4’s and 5’s Pre-Kindergarten, your child must be four by August 30.

Daily Schedule

The following is an example of our daily schedule. It is important to note that the needs of our students are primary, therefore flexibility will occur.

8:00-8:10 Arrival
8:10-8:30 Daily Brain Warm Up
8:30-9:00 Circle Time (calender, music, stories, Jesus time, and themes)
9:00-9:20 Academic Focus, Reading/Math/ Science/Social Studies
9:20-9:35 Snack
9:35-10:00 Arts and Crafts
10:00-10:20 Recess
10:20-10:30 Wrap up
10:30 Half Day Dismissal and Preparation for lunch for Full Day Students

10:40-11:00 Lunch
11:00-11:30 Quiet Time
11:30-11:55 Academic Focus Extension
11:55-12:20 Centers
12:20-12:45 Gross/Fine Motor & Movement Skills
12:45-1:15 Dramatic Play/Themes
1:15-1:30 Snack
1:30-2:00 Specials: Library, Spanish, Music, Cooking, iPads, Beginning Blessings
2:00 Wrap Up
2:15 Dismissal

Dates and Hours

The school year will begin the day after Labor Day and conclude the Friday before Memorial Day. The Pre- Kindergarten will follow the Immaculate Heart of Mary day school calender for vacations and other scheduled days off.

Half day hours: 8:00-10:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday

Full day hours: 8:00 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Monday-Thursday

Tuition

Half day tuition is $2500 for the year and full day tuition is $4200 for the year. A registration fee of $50 is due at enrollment, and will guarantee your place for the upcoming academic year. Our Exploration Fridays will have a cost of $30 for half day and $50 for full day per semester.

More Information

For additional information or to schedule a tour, please contact:

Mrs. Sherry Foss
Director and Lead Teacher

Mrs. Kathy Friess
Principal

330.923.1220