Early Childhood

Pre-K3, Pre-K4, Kindergarten

Our early childhood program offers time and space for young children to be children where they play, explore and imagine.  Our program is designed to lead our students from wonder to discovery and from investigation to affirmation. 

St. James School recognizes that each child is a unique individual with his or her own skills and learning style.  Our Pre-K and Kindergarten provide a stimulating atmosphere filled with differentiated lessons, hands-on experiences and Good God Choices to develop the whole child. 

St. James Early Childhood Department follows Diocesan Curriculum Guidelines.

Pre-K 3

  • Early Literacy Word recognition through environmental print and stories
  • Dramatic PlayStudents will use their imagination to explore the world
  • Musical Experience Musical Instruments, Singing and Dancing to improve gross motor skills
  • Socialization Cooperation, Sharing and Conflict Resolution through free play
  • Artistic Expression - Developmentally appropriate art projects using various mediums
  • Technology - Imbedded technology through Smart Board use
  • Specials - Gym, Computers and Library classes weekly

Children need to be 3 years old by October 31, 2018

Must be potty trained

Full Day - 7:50 - 2:20 pm (2019-2020 school year)

Half-days - 7:50 am - 11:00 am

Come 2, 3, 4 or 5 days.

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Pre-K 4

  • Foster a love of learning
  • Provide age appropriate activities for students to develop spiritual, socially and intellectually
  • Provide a safe, fun atmosphere filled with love and respect for others
  • STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, Math) Activities throughout the year to enhance critical thinking skills and creativity
  • Imbedded technology through Smart Board use
  • Development of fine & gross motor skills
  • Pre-Math and Language Arts including simple sight words
  • Music, Gym, Computers and Library classes weekly

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  • Religion - Good God Choices
  • Math - Develop number sense
  • Social Studies -  Socialization and group work
  • Language Arts - Recognize letters, sight words and sentence structure
  • Science/ STREAM - Develop critical thinking skills
  • Handwriting - Gross and fine motor skills
  • Specials: Music, Gym, Art, Computers and Library classes weekly
  • Lessons reinforced with technology
  • Extra Curricular activities - Intramural sports and clubs

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Before and Aftercare are available for both Pre K4 and Kindergarten.