Queen of Apostles

A Catholic Education - Emphasizing Academics & Community

PreSchool Programs

PreSchool

Preschool Overview – Ages 3 – 5 Years

 

The “Eaglets”

Queen of Apostles Preschool prides itself in educating the whole child through an environment that supports spiritual, intellectual, psychological, and sociological growth. We prepare the children academically, and help them in their overall developmental process. Our preschool students learn through hands on experiences that include various science, math, and sensory activities.

 

Our activities focus on socializing and improving all motor and cognitive skills. Our dedicated, caring and well-qualified staff plans and implements a theme based curriculum emphasizing language, literacy, math, creative art, and Spanish.

We believe each child is unique and special. Early Childhood Education plays an important role in each child’s life, and Queen of Apostles Preschool offers an excellent program to prepare children for their future.

 

Learn, Pray,

and Grow Together

 

Queen of Apostles Preschool gently introduces your preschool age child into a structured and engaging school environment. Your child will have the opportunity to interact with others in movement, a dramatic play area, the block area, and in the outdoor play area. Preschool also begins to prepare your child to be ready for kindergarten with instructional activities such as reading, math, art, and Spanish.
Queen of Apostles Preschool would like to help your child take their first educational steps into an academic environment in a caring and nurturing community. Our preschool program has five teachers plus aides for a ratio of 1:12. Please come learn more about what we can offer you and your child. Catholic Education starts here!

Director: Mrs. Sophia Paul
Phone: 408-252-3659 x222
Tours: 9 am or 10 am by appointment with the director

 

The preschool three-year-old program uses emergent curriculum focusing on various skills, including academic, social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills.

The preschool four-year-old program is kindergarten preparation.

 

Preschool students learn:

 

  • Religion
  • Science
  • Math
  • Language
  • Creative Arts
  • Music
  • Movement
  • Spanish
 

 

 

 

 

 

Their spacious classroom is divided into specialized areas including:
Circle time
Language and writing
Blocks
Dramatic play
Reading
Math
Sensory exploration

In addition there are outdoor areas for:
Sensory activities, movement, play, and the garden

 

Preschool schedule overview:

 

7:00-8:15 Early Drop Off

8:15-8:30 Regular Drop Off (for both PreK3 and PreK4)

8:30-9:25 Outdoor Time (PreK3)

9:30-10:20 Snack/Book/Circle Time(PreK3) PreK4 Reading with 3rd grade buddies on Friday and Art on Tuesday (PreK4)

10:20-11:20 PreK4 Outside Time

10:20-11:20 PreK3 Curriculum activities

11:30-11:40 (11:30 dismissal) Small Circle/Wash/get ready for Lunch (for both PreK4 and PreK3)

11:45-12:30 Lunch

12:30-2:30 Nap time

2:30-3:00 Freshen Up/Table top Activities

3:00-3:30 3:00 pm dismissal

3:30-4:00 Snack

4:00-4:45 Outside play

4:45-5:00 Tabletop activities

5:00- to close learning centers

 

Preschool Curriculum overview:

 
  • All About Me
  • My Family & Me
  • Community Helpers
  • Transportation and Fire Prevention
  • Apples/ Fall & Weather Changes
  • We Give Thanks
  • Advent/ Holy Family
  • Healthy Bodies
  • Tools and Machines
  • Winter Holidays/ Traditions
  • 100 Days of School
  • Saint Valentine’s Day & Presidents’ Day
  • Outer Space/ Planets
  • Animal Babies
  • Dinosaurs
  • Bugs, Butterflies, Bees, and Spiders
  • Lent & Easter
  • Under the Sea
  • Signs of Spring
 
 

Classroom blessing, music, worship songs, kinesthetic learning, garden planting, and liturgy are some highlights of the year.