Early Childhood Academic Program

Nursery
We offer a full and half-day Nursery program for three year olds. Children must be toilet-trained and not using a bottle or a sippy cup.

Our full day program is offered from 7:50 AM – 2:45 PM. Our half-day program is offered from 7:50 AM – 11:10 AM.

Students are introduced to colors, shapes, the alphabet, numbers, seasons and holidays. Beginning writing skills are also introduced. Socialization and following directions is a key part of their learning.

Students learn about God, creation and the value of life.

Each class has a teacher and an aide. Students learn through story time, music and art.

The After-School Program is also available for Nursery students.

Universal Pre-K
We offer free Universal Pre-K program for four year olds also, sponsored by the NYC Department of Education. Our full day program is offered from 7:50 AM – 2:45 PM.

Our UPK program follows NYS Common Core Standards for Pre-Kindergarten students. These new standards are committed to ensuring that all of pre-kindergarten are provided with the foundation of skills, knowledge and approaches to learning to start off on a path towards being ready for college and careers.

Each class has a teacher and an aide.

The After-School Program is available for Pre-Kindergarten students.

Kindergarten
We offer a full day Kindergarten program from 7:50 AM – 2:45 PM.

Our Kindergarten program follows the NYS Common Core Curriculum and is the beginning of formal learning. Students follow an academic schedule in the morning. Reading, phonics, vocabulary, spelling and writing are stressed. Most, if not all of our students, leave Kindergarten reading. Math is also formally introduced. Basic addition and subtraction skills are taught. In the afternoon, students are more formally introduced to science and social studies.

The religion program continues to develop and strengthen values such as kindness, respect, responsibility and honesty. The overall goal is to continue to create a positive self-image and build self-esteem. Daily prayer helps to continue a child’s belief in God and God’s continuing love for each of us