Preschool

Preschool Curriculum

Reading/Writing

Preschool curriculum includes vocabulary development, reading comprehension, literature, writing strategies, writing applications, English language conventions, listening and speaking. Listening, talking, reading, and writing are all parts of early literacy learning—and they’re all connected. 

Math/Science

Preschool math curriculum will be taught using lessons including interactive activities, learning games, printable worksheets, assessments, and reinforcement. Science activities pervade the early childhood curriculum studies, including nature (plants, animals, geology), cooking (chemistry), weather (wind, rain), and the environment (air, water, recycling), to name a few.

Outdoor Play

Research has shown that children stay healthier when they have daily outdoor play.  Based on this information and state requirements, outdoor play will be included in our program on a daily basis.   We will limit the amount of time outside when the temperatures are very warm or very cold.  On days that outdoor play is not provided due to these conditions, we will include a time for indoor gross motor activities.  Please send your children with the proper clothing so they may be comfortable and safe whenever we are outside.

Field Trips

Written parent/guardian permission is required for all trips.  The only field trips we take at St. James Preschool are all within walking distance of the facility.  Each teacher will have a list of the children with them so that children can be accounted for at all times; both at the school and at the destination.   

Typical day at the Preschool

Arrival
  • Children are greeted by teachers, put coats and buckets away, and find their names on the names board.
Classroom time
  • Daily projects (art, science activities, math activities, fine motor skills, etc. 25-30 min
  • Learning Centers (block center, books and puzzles center, dramatic play center, housekeeping center, manipulatives center) 25 – 30 minutes
  • Clean up time (children assist teachers in picking up toys, cleaning project tables, removing name tags) 10 minutes
  • Group time (classroom discussion, children’s literature, sharing, special day time) 15 minutes
Large motor room
  • Snack time- 10-15 minutes (We will serve a snack each session)
  • Group time (Circle time, music activities) 10 – 20 minutes
  • Water play, easel painting, climbing, large block building 15 minutes
Music / Storytime
  • Songs, stories, discussion, special day, sharing time
Dismissal
  • Putting on coats and hats, getting buckets, walking out of the building – 10 minutes

Our Teachers

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What Our Families are Saying

Anthony loves going to school here. The staff is great. I love hearing all about his day when I get home. Highly recommend this preschool.

This is our first year with St. JAMES and our son Maverick loves it. Mrs. Fisher & Mrs. Hewitt have been wonderful. I love hearing everything he has learned after the day is over. I highly recommend this school.

Many years ago both my boys attended St James they loved. We still run into staff and teachers out an about .
Today was my sons last day of his 1st yr at st james. He absolutely loved it and learned so much! Mrs. Espelage and Mrs. Fisher were wonderful teachers and make him love learning! He is already excited to start Pre-k there in the fall!
My kids have been going here for several years. Zero complaints! They love it!
This is such a great place excellent with the kids and very sweet staff. My son loves it
Teachers are wonderful!! My daughter has learned so much and loves going to school!

Love! Absolutely made the transition for my children from out of state into a smooth and happy experience. Highly recommend!!

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