St. Joan of Arc Pre-Kindergarten is designed to provide a happy and secure place where each child will have a variety of experiences. The philosophy for the Pre-Kindergarten -3 program at St. Joan of Arc is a value oriented one based on Catholic beliefs. The program integrates prayer, church, service, social skills, and academic knowledge. The child’s learning style and abilities are priorities in this developmentally appropriate curriculum.
St. Joan believes in a child-centered active learning environment for the young child. The young child is filled with energy, is curious about life, and is ready to discover and be actively involved in learning. Children should initiate their own learning experiences with supportive adults. Through daily planning and evaluation sessions, adults create the conditions for a child’s active learning and generate strategies to challenge a child’s emerging abilities. The goal is to work with parents in order to provide many and varied opportunities for the child to develop spiritually, physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively as a total person.
Parents should understand Pre-Kindergarten -3 is a time of readiness for a child. Youngsters should not be pressured to perform beyond their developmental maturity. The Pre-Kindergarten -3 year should be a pleasant introduction to the school experience. It should also be an enjoyable year for the child and the child’s family. The program fits naturally into family life as it develops the child’s love for learning and love for the faith.
Admission Procedure for Pre-Kindergarten 3
Students entering Pre-Kindergarten 3 must be Three years old on or before September 1.
Applications are available for Prospective Students by contacting the school office. Parents are invited to schedule an appointment for a tour and to meet the Principal, Sr. Ellen Murphy.
Parents of students that have been accepted will provide the school with a copy of your child’s Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate and Social Security Number. In addition a current Health and Immunization Record must be provided before your child may enter school.
Students entering Pre-School must be toilet trained.