Preschool

St. Francis de Sales' Early Childhood Program provides children with experiences that enrich, stimulate, and promote the intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual growth of each child. St. Francis de Sales offers both a partial and full-day option for children in three-year-old preschool, four-year-old preschool, and pre-kindergarten.

Curriculum

Preschool 3

Preschool 4

Pre-Kindergarten

 

The St. Francis de Sales Preschool Program focuses on playing with a purpose in a warm and nurturing environment
that fosters a love of learning. Daily lessons and activities emphasize:

-Faith

-Social and Emotional Growth

-Strengthening Fine/Gross Motor Skills

-Art

-Music and Movement

RELIGION

  • PRIMARY TEXT: Stories of God’s Love (ages 3-4), RCL Benziger
  • Daily Prayer
  • Jesus is our Friend
  • God Knows and Loves Us
  • God Gave Us the World
  • I Belong to My Church Family
  • We Celebrate Holy Days and Holidays
  • PRIMARY TEXT: Stories of God’s Love (ages 34-5), RCL Benziger
  • Daily Prayer
  • God Knows and Loves Me
  • God Gives Us All That is Good
  • Jesus is God’s Own Son
  • I Belong to My Church Family
  • I Tell God I Love Him
  • We Celebrate Holy Days and Holidays
  • PRIMARY TEXT: Stories of God’s Love, RCL Benziger
  • Daily Prayer
  • God Gave Us the World
  • God Knows and Loves Us
  • Jesus is God’s Own Son
  • God Gave Us Our Church Family
  • We Live as Friends of Jesus
  • We Celebrate Holy Days and Holidays

MATHEMATICS 

  • Number Recognition (1-10)
  • Counting (1-20)
  • Identifying Shapes
  • Sorting/Classifying Objects
  • One-to-One Correspondence
  • Graphing/Data Analysis
  • Identifying/Writing Numbers 1-10+
  • Counting (1-20)
  • Identifying/Tracing/Copying Shapes
  • Sorting/Comparing/Matching
  • One-to-One Correspondence
  • Graphing/Data Analysis
  • Identifying/Creating/Completing Patterns
  • Identifying/Writing Numbers (1-20)
  • Counting (1-20)
  • Identifying/Drawing Shapes
  • Sorting/Comparing/Matching
  • One-to-One Correspondence
  • Graphing/Data Analysis
  • Identifying/Creating/Completing Patterns
  • Numerations and Operations

READING

  • Name Recognition (First Name)
  • Letter/Sound Identification (Jolly Phonics)
  • Listening/Applying Prior Knowledge/Story Response
  • Reading Readiness
  • Vocabulary Development
  • Predicting/Higher Level Thinking
  • Name Recognition (First and Last)
  • Letter/Sound Identification (Jolly Phonics)
  • Listening/Applying Prior Knowledge/Story Response
  • Reading Readiness
  • Vocabulary Development/Rhyming
  • Predicting/Higher Level Thinking
  • Name Recognition (First and last) 
  • Letter/Sound Identification/Blends (Jolly Phonics)
  • Listening/Applying Prior Knowledge/Story Response
  • Reading Readiness/Repetitive Text (Emergent Readers)
  • Vocabulary Development (High Frequency Words)
  • Predicting/Higher Level Questioning

LANGUAGE ARTS

                  

  • Tracing Lines/Letter Formation - Upper Case (Handwriting Without Tears)
  • Dictation/Use drawing and writing skills to convey meaning 
  • Pictures and symbols have meaning
  • Story sequencing/Character Identification/Plot
  • Communicates needs appropriately
  • Follows 1-2 step directions
  • Letter Formation-Uppercase/Lowercase (Handwriting Without Tears)
  • Dictation/Use drawing and writing skills to convey meaning 
  • Pictures and symbols have meaning
  • Story sequencing/Character Identification/Plot
  • Communicates appropriately with others
  • Follows 2 step directions
  • Letter Formation - Uppercase/Lowercase (Handwriting Without Tears)
  • Dictation/Use drawing and writing skills to convey meaning
  • Syllables
  • Story sequencing/Character Identification/Plot
  • Communicates Appropriate with others

SCIENCE

  • Science Safety
  • Make Predictions/Analyze Conclusions
  • Nature - Living/Nonliving
  • Earth/Environmental Awareness//Recycling
  • Five Senses
  • Health/Nutrition
  • Science Safety
  • Make Predictions/Analyze Data/Form Conclusion
  • Nature - Living/Nonliving
  • Earth/ Environmental Awareness/Recycling
  • Five Senses
  • Health/Nutrition
  • Science Safety
  • Make Predictions/Analyze Data/Form Conclusion
  • Nature - Living/Nonliving
  • Magnets
  • Five Senses
  • Health/Nutrition

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Friendship
  • Communities/Community Helpers
  • Families
  • Uniqueness
  • Friendship/Relationships
  • Communities/Community Helpers
  • Families
  • Uniqueness
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Friendships/Relationships
  • Communities/Community Helpers
  • Families
  • Uniqueness
  • Pledge of Allegiance