The Diocese of Raleigh believes that a developmentally appropriate Catholic preschool experience provides an environment that allows freedom to play, explore and discover the wonders of God’s world in the course of a child-oriented day. We believe children learn most effectively through sensory experiences and activities that stir the imagination and encourage exploration.
It is essential for children to develop a well-adjusted sense of self in an environment that affords opportunities to attempt new skills and recognize that learning involves trial and error. Within the classroom, children freely interact with peers and adults developing a sense of trust and respect for individuals. By providing a curriculum that integrated all areas of a child’s development, children can learn and reach their maximum potential.
Preschool & Pre Kindergarten Curriculum
Our curriculum covers the spiritual, social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and creative expression of the child. Within these experiences, children will participate in a variety of activities that help them develop in these areas. Children will be introduced to prayer, learn how to interact appropriately with peers, and begin to take care of their own personal needs. Fine and gross motor skills will be strengthened, oral language, book knowledge, alphabet knowledge, and numbers and counting will be introduced. Science, music, and art are all integrated within the curriculum for the whole school year.