Our Preschool program encourages the joy of learning in a Catholic environment that nurtures the whole child.  We focus on development in the following areas:

  • social-emotional (which includes spiritual)
  • physical
  • cognitive (including language).

Our program integrates all aspects of a young child’s development in a way that acknowledges their active learning style.  This involves learning through both large and small group settings.  Our four-year-old classes follow two curriculum: Handwriting Without Tears and Sing, Spell, Read and Write.  These fun, hands-on approaches introduce the children to:

  • letter and number recognition and formation
  • language arts
  • early math concepts.

Preschool teachers are trained in Responsive Classroom techniques to foster a strong sense of community. Every day starts with a morning meeting where the children practice greeting one another and sharing and listening. They will also learn to cooperate, converse, help, and negotiate with one another and adults. Through their religious instruction, the children will discover God’s goodness, their own God-given uniqueness, and God’s presence in all that is good and beautiful around them. Above all, they will come to know of God’s presence in themselves, in their families, and in their friends.

Each Preschool class has a full-time teacher and an assistant.  Preschool classrooms are on the lower level of the school, providing a safe environment geared toward our youngest students.

St. Agnes offers the perfect transition from home to school for children age 3 by September 30 in our three-year-old program and children age 4 by September 30 in our four-year-old program.  The three-year-old program is half-day (8 am – 12:15 pm).  The three-year-old students may attend after care (12:15 pm – 3:15 pm) and extended day (3:15 pm – 6 pm).  The four-year old program is full day (8 am – 3:15 pm) with a half day option (8 am – 12:15 pm).  Four-year-old students may attend extended day (3:15 pm – 6 pm).  Aftercare and extended day is housed in Preschool classrooms.

7:50 am – 12:15 pm

  • Circle time and large group sharing
  • Fine and gross motor skill activities
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Sing, Spell, Read & Write
  • Specials classes: Art, Music, PE and Computer
  • Snack
  • Outdoor recess play
  • Imaginary play and free time
  • Small group activities
  • Exploratory play

12:15 pm – 3:15 pm

  • Lunch
  • Rest time and quiet activities
  • Science/Social Studies activities
  • Outdoor recess play
  • Imaginary play and free time
  • Small group activities
  • Exploratory play
  • Specials classes: library