Preschool
Preschool
Curriculum
What We Teach

Preschool Curriculum

“The learning program at St. Martin’s preschool is well-rounded and designed to help my child develop physically, mentally, socially and spiritually.  It’s a great combination well-executed.”
– Preschool Parent Testimonial

18 Months:  Duckling Class

12 children, Two teachers per class

Curriculum: Wee Learn for Toddlers

Wee Learn is a thematic curriculum that uses relationship-oriented activities to encourage physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual development. Broad themes such as God, family, community, and the world, encourage childhood learning by exploring the environment.

Play: Some of the most important learning our children do is through the social interaction and negotiation of center-based play.

Two Years:  Ladybug Class, Butterfly Class and Frog Class

12 children, 2 teachers per class

Curriculum: Wee Learn and Scholastic’s My Big World with Clifford

Wee Learn is a thematic curriculum that uses relationship-oriented activities to encourage physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual development. Broad themes such as God, family, community, and the world, encourage childhood learning by exploring the environment.

My Big World introduces seasonal and social development themes with big bright photos. Kids are invited to practice letters, counting, and shapes. A take home magazine expands the learning to home. Play: Some of the most important learning our children do is through the social interaction and negotiation of center-based play.

—Weekly Specials—
  • Music (twice a week, 15 minutes each)
  • Library (15 minutes)
  • Chapel (15 minutes)

If your child is in diapers please bring a pack of diapers, wipes and any creams your child may need. Be sure all items are clearly labeled. If your child is potty training, we would love to support you! Please check out our Potty Training Handbook for more details. —

Three Years: Monkey Class and Giraffe Class

16 children, 2 teachers per class

Curriculum: Frog Street Press, Handwriting Without Tears, and Weekly Reader

Frog Street Press teaches letters and sounds through singing. Each letter has a song and throughout the song, many things, places, and names will start with the letter of the week.

Handwriting Without Tears provides important developmental skills including language proficiency, social skills, fine and gross motor skills, color and shape awareness, letter and number recognition, and counting.

Weekly Reader builds knowledge of science and social studies concepts through colorful images and vocabulary. A take home magazine expands the learning to home.

—Show and Share—

Every week our 3s classes have Show and Share, where children bring anything that begins with the letter of the week. We encourage creativity, as this is one of our favorite days.

—Weekly Specials—
  • Music (twice a week, 30 minutes each)
  • Library (30 minutes)
  • Chapel (15 minutes)
  • Spanish (30 minutes)
  • Stretch and Grow (30 minutes)

Pre-K:  Tiger Class and Hippo Class

18 children, Two teachers per class

Curriculum: A Beka Book – A Kindergarten Readiness Program

A Beka teaches basic reading skills using an intensive phonics approach. Students are taught to read with a systematic, step-by-step reading plan based upon the sounds of each letter. This gives students a solid foundation for developing exceptional reading skills.

Math time emphasizes the basics in counting, number recognition, and number concepts through coloring pages and activities.

Character training is another emphasis of A Beka; through colorful visuals, students will learn about character traits along with Amber Lamb. These will then be re-emphasized throughout the week as a way to influence behavior.

—Show and Share—

Every week our 4s classes have Show and Share, where children bring an item or toy of their choosing to tell the class about. We encourage creativity, as this is one of our favorite days.

—Weekly Specials—
  • Music (twice a week, 30 minutes each)
  • Library (30 minutes)
  • Chapel (15 minutes)
  • Spanish (30 minutes)
  • Stretch and Grow (30 minutes)
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