Welcome to a New School Year
The Saint Bernadette Early Learning Center is a nurturing and caring environment where 3 and 4 year old children are provided with multi-sensory experiences to grow spiritually, emotionally, socially, physically, and intellectually. On August 28, 2013 the children are invited to school to meet their teacher and visit the Pre-K which has multiple centers for the children to grow, learn, and explore. They can also bring their school supplies and rest things to make for an easier transition on the first full day of school which is August 29, 2013. The Pre-K Center opens at 8:10 A.M. and the children are dismissed at 2:45 P.M. There is also a Before and After School Program for those who need it.
The children will began the year by learning in Religion that they are special gifts from God with unique abilities and talents. They will become aware that Jesus is their friend and that they need to practice Christian actions towards others like taking turns, helping, sharing and listening. In Reading Readiness the children are introduced to a print rich environment where they will develop oral language and phonological awareness. They will also learn to identify the letters in the alphabet and participate in writing related activities. Our Math program uses literature to teach mathematical concepts, skills, and vocabulary. The children will have fun daily with hands on activities like sorting objects, counting, measuring, and making patterns. During the month of September the children will learn about Johnny Appleseed and how apples grow and the foods we can make from apples. In Science/Health they will learn about the seasons, weather, and growth. The children’s height and weight will be measured for comparison at the end of the school year. In Music and Art the curriculum is usually related to the season. The children learn many concepts and facts through songs and are so proud and excited about bring home their art projects and sharing them with their families.
The Early Education Center is a busy and productive place for the Pre-K children. They are in a safe and loving atmosphere where they will learn in a Christian environment. I’m looking forward to a wonderful school year!