St. Mark’s Preschool 3’s & 4’s Class meets 3 days a week, Monday/Wednesday/Friday, for 2 ½ hours. The student to teacher ratio is 6:1 in this class.

This class focuses on a different letter each week. We use the Zoophonics Curriculum and literature to introduce letter sounds. We use the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum to help with developing proper handwriting techniques and habits. We also use the Second Step Early Learning Curriculum and plenty of free play time to work on social skills. We make creative art projects, sing songs and learn to play and share with friends. We go to Chapel once a week where we hear stories from the Bible and learn new songs.  We do weekly science and focus on a variety of holidays throughout the year.  We take 3-4 field trips a year to enhance our curriculum.

DAILY SCHEDULE

In general, our daily routine follows this schedule, with exceptions for field trips and special class celebrations. Our Wednesday schedule includes chapel at 10:15 a.m.

9:15 a.m. Circle Time
9:30 a.m. Free Play and Art
10:30 a.m. Snack
10:45 a.m. Outdoor/Gross Motor Play
11:15 a.m. Story/Music

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

St. Mark’s Preschool is a celebration of children as gifts from God. Together, children and teachers experience the joys of learning, loving and growing in a Christian environment. St. Mark’s Preschool exists for the purpose of enriching the lives and learning experiences of young children in a nurturing, stimulating, creative Christian environment. We offer a program which will provide your child with a variety of learning experiences and opportunities.

St. Mark’s Preschool provides an environment where children will:

  • feel safe and loved
  • enjoy exploration, discovery and self-expression
  • grow in confidence and self-esteem
  • experience positive attitudes toward school, teachers and learning
  • experience social, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual development
  • participate in hands-on creative learning experiences