St. Mary's An IB World School

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Early Education Program

Supporting the Optimal Development of Each Child

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accredited Program, our inquiry-based approach allows students to grow and learn in an emergent environment. We build a foundation for success by offering an exciting, well-rounded, rich curriculum for our students. Children gain knowledge through active investigation of learning centers and authentic experiences with numbers, letters, phonics, handwriting and play, as they progress from Early Preschool through Junior Kindergarten.

Hands-on, meaningful provocations help our students understand the world around them. Small and large group activities promote the development of the whole child; social and emotional, fine motor, gross motor, language, science, social studies and cognitive skills in reading and math readiness concepts. Our student-centered, teacher facilitated activities ensure that all students are given the opportunity to reach their highest potential developmentally and academically while nurturing the whole child.

In addition to teaching our IB profiles and attitudes; students participate in weekly Chapel, a developmentally appropriate, spiritual learning experience including prayer, music and Bible stories. Spanish is taught and incorporated in all Preschool & Junior Kindergarten classrooms daily. Several on-campus, after-school enrichment classes are offered to expand on our well-rounded education, such as art, science, music & movement and sports. Our Extended Care program, staffed with fully qualified teachers that facilitate fun activities including games, cooking, art and gardening before and after the regular school day, provide families a safe, caring place on campus for their children. The various options within our program offer each family support and choices, expanding their knowledge and skills.