St. Mark’s Preschool 3’s & 4’s Class meets 3 mornings a week. Monday and Wednesday class is 2 hours, Friday class is 2 hours and 45 minutes. 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 also use the Second Step Early Learning Curriculum and plenty of free play time to work on social skills. We make a lot of 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 2-3 field trips a year to enhance our curriculum.

DAILY SCHEDULE: 3 & 4
In general, our daily routine follows this schedule, with exceptions for field trips and special class celebrations.

9:15      Circle Time
9:35      Snack
10:10    Free Play and Art
10:40    Outdoor/Gross Motor Play
11:05    Story/Music

“Fun Fridays” include additional snack, science, and more dramatic play time from 11:15-12:00
Wednesday schedule: nature walk after snack, Chapel @ 10:20, then free play following Chapel

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