THE PREK PROGRAM
Hours of Operation
Dropoff begins: 7:30
School hours: 8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
Aftercare hours: 3:00 - 6:00 PM
This is where it all begins. A child entering the Pre-K program is taking his or her first steps on an educational path that will continue through college and beyond. In the Our Lady of Fatima PreK Program, learners laugh with joy, express wonder through discovery, and experience a loving, nurturing environment. Our children also benefit from “hands-on” activities to develop large and small motor skills such as building with blocks, working with puzzles, dress-up/role playing, cooking, and painting. Our children become confident in their abilities and are comfortable verbalizing their needs to teachers and peers. Our goal is to foster curiosity about the world in which we live and develop a lifelong love for learning.
This is a full-day program that can be modified to meet your child’s developmental needs. It is for all students who are two turning three by December 31st. Some program highlights include:
- Our students experience the love for learning through a multidisciplinary approach.
- Our students experience an environment in which children can learn to respect themselves and others. The positive, accepting relationship between staff and child is designed to provide a relaxed, loving setting where independence and choices are encouraged and self-esteem is enhanced.
- Listening and telling stories are emphasized to build language and story skills.
- Time is provided for the child to spend with peers engaging in a variety of age-appropriate activities.
- Each child is given opportunities to gain competence in a variety of skills that increase interest and awareness of the environment and community.
This Pre-K also is a full-day program that can be modified to meet your child’s developmental needs. It is for all students who are three turning four by December 31st. Some program highlights include:
- Our students continue to explore and grow their love for learning through a multidisciplinary approach.
- The ability to express one’s needs, interact with peers, and making good choices continues to develop.
- Basic literacy readiness is developed through theme units focused on Pre-Reading skills and Math. Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing are combined into one interrelated process rather than treating them as separate skills.
- Beginning math concepts are introduced through the experience of one-to-one correspondence and hands-on experience with objects.
- Time is provided to develop self-regulation skills and the experience of working in groups.