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Nursery & Pre-K Programs

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE NURSERY PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

We hope to be able to offer our Nursery Program again in the future. The following is an overview of what our Nursery Program for Three Year Olds has consisted of in the past.
Our learning focused on the following:
  • Daily prayers and lessons about our faith
  • Stories and literacy activities
  • Learning rhyme, repetition, and concepts through songs
  • Color, shape, and number recognition
  • Daily calendar and counting numbers
  • Working with hands-on manipulatives
  • Learning through games and movement
  • Completing art projects to build up fine motor skills
  • Beginning pre-writing skills (tracing and holding a pencil)
  • Social studies - family, safety, feelings, community
  • Science - "healthy me", weather, seasons, animals, and more

Specials include Gym, Music, and Art

Being with our classmates and participating in daily activities will help us...
  • Increase our small and large motor skills
  • Listen and follow directions
  • Increase our social skills and self-confidence
  • Develop our self-help skills
  • Take responsibility for our actions and person items
  • Build up our attention span
  • Encourage the development of our verbal skills
We offered the following Nursery classes:

2 day - Tuesday and Thursday

3 day - Monday/Wednesday/Friday

5 day - Monday through Friday

Children must be 3 by December 1st of the current year to enroll in the following year.

All classes are in session from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm and follow the school calendar.

All children must be potty trained.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT TEACHER REQUESTS.

To learn more about our Nursery Program and registration, please call the school office at 315-487-8515.

HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL PRE-K PROGRAM

Program days and hours make be subject to change due to re-opening restrictions. The following information is based on past academic years. For the most current information please contact the main office.

Overview of our Pre-K Program for Four Year Olds

Language Arts:

Phonemic Awareness

  • Begin to hear rhyming words
  • Begin to identify words that begin with the same sound

Pre-Writing Skills

  • Tracing of shapes, lines, squiggles, etc.
  • Making own shapes
  • Printing name
  • Printing alphabet letters

Pre-Reading Skills

  • Recognize letters of the alphabet - upper and lower case
  • Recognize the beginning sound of some alphabet letters
  • Identify own name in print
  • be able to print name
  • Left to right progression
  • Able to follow 2-3 step instructions
  • Able to predict outcomes
  • Complete projects
  • Encourage use of imagination

Religion

The religion program is called I AM SPECIAL and DISCOVER GOD'S WORLD. Our religion lessons will teach us about God's love for us and how He has created many good things for us to enjoy. Our Pre-K attends First Friday Mass.

Math Skills:

Through math activities, children will interact with a variety of manipulatives such as blocks, plastic bears, candy, cereal, and shapes to explore the concepts of -

  • Numbers - recognize numbers 1-20
  • Shapes
  • Quantity - more or less
  • Sequencing
  • Patterns
  • Measurement
  • Understand words inside/outside, over/under, top/middle/bottom
  • Calendar, counting numbers

Science:

Through science activities, children use their sense to explore and understand -

  • Seasons
  • Weather
  • Planes and Animals - learn how they grow
  • Senses
  • Nutrition
  • Safety
  • Dental Health

Social Sciences:

  • Feelings
  • Address/phone number
  • Family
  • Community - learning about jobs people do
  • Traditions/cultures

Specials include Gym, Music, Art, and Library.

We offer the following Pre-K classes:

3 day - Monday/Wednesday/Friday

5 day - Monday through Friday

Your child must be 4 by December 1st of the current year to enroll in the following year.

All classes are in session from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm and follow the school calendar.

All children must be potty trained.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT TEACHER REQUESTS.

To learn more about our Pre-K Program and registration, please call the school office at 315-487-8515.

Nursery & Pre-K Programs