“Growing in Faith and Love”
San Jose Catholic Preschool provides a nurturing faith filled environment for our youngest learners. Since its inception in 1989, San Jose Catholic Preschool has cultivated an environment that nurtures the whole child.
Our PK-3 and PK-4 programs encourage independence and growth while developing social skills and engaging creativity. All programs offer a wide variety of experiences to engage children and prepare them to be successful academically and socially – providing a smooth transition to Kindergarten.
Our Preschool students are able to interact with various age groups and participate in many learning activities that inspire creativity and encourage growth in cognitive, physical, social, and spiritual development.
Please call the school office to schedule a tour of our Preschool and meet our teachers.
Pre-K students are introduced to upper and lower case letters, which include: letter recognition, letter formation, letter sounds, and name and sight word recognition. Students participate in pre-reading strategies by listening and responding to stories. Language arts centers and games are used to facilitate learning.
Pre-K students are introduced to math skills through number recognition, counting, identifying shapes, making patterns, and one to one correspondence.
Pre-K students are introduced to the Catholic community’s life of faith in age appropriate ways. Pre-K 4 students participate in daily prayer, weekly religion lessons, and practice making the sign of the cross correctly. They also attend weekly school masses. Pre-K students participate in school sponsored stewardship projects throughout the year.
Pre-K students work on copying letters and numbers and writing their first and last name. The “Handwriting Without Tears”, a hands-on curriculum for handwriting success is used. Centers, games, and art projects assist Pre-K students in developing and strengthening muscle techniques required for handwriting and coloring.
Gross Motor Skills
Pre-K students enjoy daily indoor and outdoor activities that provide opportunities to improve gross motor skills. Students learn body awareness, balance, laterality, coordination of large muscle groups, and spatial orientation in order to make students aware of their bodies in relation to other objects and/or people.
Fine Motor Skills
Pre-K students work on fine motor skills through activities that develop and strengthen hand-eye coordination. Puzzles, pegboards, beads, art projects, and games are used to practice these skills, which are required for appropriate pencil grip, and correct scissors handling.
Social and Emotional
Social and emotional skills are some of the most important skills to be learned in Pre-K. Some of these skills include: respect, listening, sharing, taking turns, transitioning, following directions, and making good choices. Being able to recognize and identify feelings in themselves and their fellow students is an integral part of the social curriculum.