To promote self-esteem, respect for others, and expressions of feelings through developmentally appropriate learning experiences, in a loving Christian environment.
St. John Neumann Preschool offers children a warm, accepting, Christian environment, surrounded by loving teachers. Studies have shown that children learn primarily through play. Therefore, children in the program enjoy a variety of activities planned to foster social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Catholicism, prayer and character development are also emphasized.
• Children are a blessing from God.
• Parents and teachers are crucial to the education process.
• Prayer is an important part of our children’s education.
• Children learn primarily through play and imitation of others.
Our program serves children 12 months through 5 years of age. For all age groups, our classes are Monday through Friday from 8:45 am until 1:00 pm. We also offer Extenda-Days Monday through Thursday which extends your child's day until 2:30. Each age group participates in indoor and outdoor activities designed to realize each child’s potential at each stage of development. The teachers are committed to enriching the lives of each and every child entrusted to our care. Our program is designed to recognize and respect that each child is unique and special, with individual needs, and a distinct cultural background and personality. We stress the process, not the product, and are most interested that children acquire a love of learning.
What a child does at school should be a satisfying experience involving all the senses, developing cognitive and creative abilities for future learning experiences. Children learn through play, and a flexible program within a structured, secure environment allows children to progress in the following areas at their own pace.
• Self and teacher-directed activities
• Social skills
• Self-help skills
• Pre-writing activities
• Pre-math activities
• Dramatic play
• Small and large group experiences
• Block play
• Fine motor skills
• Gross motor skills