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.
Students are introduced to:
- Upper and lower case letter
- Letter recognition,
- Letter formation
- Letter sounds,
- Name and sight word recognition
- Pre-reading strategies
- Language arts centers and games are used to facilitate learning
Students are introduced to math skills:
- Identifying shapes
- Making patterns
- One to one correspondence
The students participate in school sponsored stewardship projects throughout the year & are introduced to the Catholic community’s life of faith in age appropriate ways.
Students participate in:
- Daily prayer
- Weekly religion lessons
- Practice making the sign of the cross correctly
- Attend weekly school masses
Students work on copying:
- Writing their first and last name
The “Handwriting Without Tears”, a hands-on curriculum for handwriting success is used.
To develop and strengthen muscle techniques require handwriting and coloring. For these to grow the students are introduced to:
- Art projects
Social and Emotional Skills
these skills are some of the most important skills to be learned in Pre-K. Some of these skills include:
- Taking turns
- Following directions
- Making good choices.
Gross Motor Skills
Students enjoy daily indoor and outdoor activities that provide opportunities to improve gross motor skills. Students learn:
- Body awareness
- Coordination of large muscle groups
- Spatial orientation in order to make students aware of their bodies in relation to other objects and/or people
Fine Motor Skills
Students work on fine motor skills through activities that develop and strengthen hand-eye coordination through:
- Art projects
With these Motor skills they can develop a strong pencil grip, and correct scissors handling.