All classes include Faith Formation, Art, Music, Science and Play as a part of the daily routine.
All Classes utilize the Get Set for School Curriculum, the Preschool Curriculum designed by Handwriting Without Tears. GSS was created to “draw on different senses and encourage active learning. By touching, hearing, speaking and moving, children are better able to develop strong physical, social and emotional and cognitive skills.” The curriculum uses the “power of children’s ideas, interests, and abilities to foster academic achievement.” (http://www.hwtears.com/gss/educators)
For the three-year-old child. Includes introduction to reading readiness and mathematic skills through calendars, circle-time, centers, story time, and manipulatives and play. (8:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)
The four-year-old program utilizes ‘Get Set for School’ curriculum, the preschool program from ‘Handwriting Without Tears’. Get Set for School is a readiness curriculum with a developmental approach founded on research on how children best learn. It breaks difficult concepts up into simplified tasks. Allowing children to be independent, actively involved and use their imaginations as they prepare for TK or Kindergarten.
In additional, the Explorers work, explore, play and manipulate their way through circle-time, centers, movement; music and games to encourage language literacy and math mastery. (8:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)
The transitional kindergarten also uses the Get Set for School curriculum described above. The classroom environment is a bit more structured; however also allows the TK Cub to work, explore, play and manipulate their way to Kindergarten. (8:15 a.m.. - 12:00 p.m.)
Technology – All classes have access to Android pads and the Android pads are used in pull-out sessions with the Get Set for School curriculum.
Faith Formation – The Catholic Faith can be found throughout our program. It is who we are and what we do here at OLA Preschool. From morning prayers, daily intentions, Bible stories to our closing prayer of the day, you will find a strong faith-filled staff who strive to bring your child closer to the Father who loves them.
Field Trips - The preschool classes do have field trips schedule sporadically throughout the year; three – four per class. Transportation for field trips is not provided, therefore, we rely heavily upon parent or grandparent participation.
Extended care for all ages offered daily until 3 p.m.