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Early Childhood Education

Your child's first years of school are filled with many wondrous moments.  It's a time of tremendous social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development.  St. Andrew understands the importance in Early Childhood Education (ECE) and is proud to offer a dedicated program for Pre-K, Transitional Kindergarten (TK), and Kindergarten.  Under the direction of Ms. Rennard, our ECE curriculum focuses on developing a strong foundation for each student. Please read the information below to learn more about our Pre-K, TK, and Kindergarten programs

 

Enrollment Guidelines

 

Pre-K

  • Students must be 3 years 6 months- 4 years old by September 1st
  • Birthday must be September 30th or earlier
  • Students must be fully potty trained

TK

  • Students 4-5 years old
  • Must be 4 years old by September 1st

Kindergarten

  • Students 5-6 years old
  • Must be 5 years old by September 1st
 

Program Description

All students are provided age appropriate Religion, Language Arts, Math, Science, Art, Library, Music, Spanish, and Technology. Curriculum appropriate field trips are scheduled throughout the year.

 

Pre-K

This  is a 5- day program Monday- Friday 8:00 am- 3:00pm (Wednesday dismissal at 2:00pm).  

Pre- K has a thematic based curriculum that includes:

  • age appropriate classroom centers
  • hands-on activities
  • exploration
  • fine and gross motor skill development
  • spatial relations
  • math
  • language
  • religion
  • social skills

These classes enroll approximately 12- 15 children with a minimum of 2-3 teachers and instructional aides.  

All Pre- K students must be physically signed in and out by parent or adult on the emergency form.  

 

PK  Students ONLY Drop-off and Pick-up:

It is required by state law that PK parents sign their child in and out each day. Individuals designated on the child's enrollment form/ emergency card will be allowed to pick up the child and must be 18 years or older. To authorize release of a child to a person not listed on the enrollment form/emergency card, a request by the parent or guardian must be made in writing to the school.

 

PK morning drop-off:

7:30am-8:15am any students arriving after 8:15am will be marked tardy.

 

PK after school pick up:

M-T-TH-F 3:00pm-3:15pm any students not picked-up by 3:15pm will be sent to Camp Tiger-parents will be charged a drop-in fee.

Wednesday 2:00pm-2:15pm any student not picked up by 2:15pm will be sent to Camp Tiger-parents will be charged a drop-in fee.

 

 

Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

 

  • This is a 5- day program, Monday through Friday 8:00 am- 3:00 pm.  Wednesday from 8:00 am- 2:00 pm.
  • Drop off is from 7:30 am- 8:00 am, those arriving after 8:00 am will be marked tardy.
  • TK enrolls approximately 22- 25 children with a minimum of 2-3 teachers and instructional aides.  
  • TK uses a modified Kindergarten curriculum that is age appropriate.  In addition, the classroom uses Happily Ever After reading readiness program, which is the foundation to begin reading instruction with the Superkids Reading Program. 
 

Kindergarten

  • This is a 5- day program, Monday through Friday 8:00 am- 3:00 pm.  Wednesday from 8:00 am- 2:00 pm.
  • Drop off is from 7:30 am- 8:00 am, those arriving after 8:00 am will be marked tardy.
  • Kindergarten enrolls approximately 25-30 children with a minimum of 2-3 teachers and instructional aides.
  • Kindergarten provides experiences to prepare for a more formalized environment.  The class will use the Rowland Reading Foundation Superkids program to teach reading and phonics.  In addition, the class will use envision Math, an interactive and visual learning program to enhance the math curriculum.
 
 
What We Will Learn
(Please see attachments below)

 

Daily Schedule

Each classroom has a  unique schedule created by the Early Education staff.  The curriculum level and pace has been tailored for the respective classes.  Please open the links below to view the classroom schedule.