St. Mark’s Preschool PreK Class meets 4 mornings a week for 2 hours and 45 minutes. There is a daily option for PreK children to stay for an additional hour (the cost is $5 per day for this extra hour)
This is a great class to prepare children for kindergarten. Our student to teacher ration in this class is 6:1.
Children engage in regular social play time, which, when paired with the Second Step Early Childhood curriculum, helps children to learn a variety of social and friendship skills. This class focuses on a different letter each week. We use the Zoophonics curriculum and literature to emphasize letter recognition as well as letter sounds, which is a great way to prepare children for reading! We also count numbers up to 100 and continue to recognize colors and shapes. Children get the chance to do art on a daily basis and also do weekly journals as well as weekly science. We go to Chapel once a week where we hear stories from the Bible and learn new songs. We take 2-3 field trips a year to enhance our curriculum.
DAILY SCHEDULE: PRE-K
In general, our daily routine follows this schedule, with exceptions for field trips and special class celebrations.
9:15-9:45 Arrival/Table Activity/Circle Time
(10:20 Chapel Wednesdays)
11:00-11:20 Snack (lunch on Thursdays)
11:20-11:45 Outdoor/Gross Motor
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