The St. Stanislaus Kostka’s preschool is a safe, nurturing classroom to introduce your child to a school environment. Through play and creative activities we begin our academic journey, focusing on letters, sounds, colors, shapes, and numbers. We work hard to sharpen our fine motor skills and cognitive skills, building a solid foundation for Kindergarten. In Preschool we are always exploring and discovering both inside the classroom and out. It is important for our students develop an understanding of diversity, tolerance, and making the right choices on a daily basis. With stories and games we teach Christian values; love and respect for God, others and self, and displaying integrity throughout life’s many challenges. Our students learn social skills through group activities and are challenged daily with individual instruction. Our preschoolers take part in the specials classes: Computers, Library, and PE. We hope that when our students’ graduate preschool they move on with a lifelong love of learning.
The kindergarten curriculum is designed to meet the needs of each child socially, emotionally and academically. We follow the Common Core Standards as set forth by the State of Indiana. Students in Kindergarten are taught skills in Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Handwriting and Religion. They also participate in our specials classes, Computers, PE, Library, Art, and Music. Kindergarten students take NWEA and I-READ Kindergarten testing as well. These tests allow us to customize the specific curriculum for the classes each year based on students’ abilities.
Children are given the opportunity to play and work with each other in order to formulate social skills that will last a lifetime. Negotiating the social arena for all children is very important as these social skills will support and enhance the success they have in the academic areas in subsequent years in school.