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The St. Cletus Preschool program focuses on the development of the whole child in a faith-based atmosphere. Throughout the day children participate in the following activities: prayer, play, music, math, art, calendar, technology, stories, and more. The Preschool curriculum provides children with the opportunities for social/emotional development, large and fine motor development. In all our grade levels, faith is taught across the curriculum and in Preschool we incorporate the “Allelu!” curriculum. St. Cletus Preschool is open to all children who will be turning 3 or 4 by September 1st.

St. Cletus Preschool offers both full day and half day options. Parents may choose for half day Preschool Monday – Friday, Tuesday/Thursday, or Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 8:00 am to 10:45 am. Full day Preschool is offered Monday – Friday. Full day Preschool students attend special classrooms which include: Spanish, Music, Library, TLC, and Gym.

Here’s some of the things Preschool students’ learn each day:

  • Social skills like sharing and self-control.
  • Fine motor skills to prepare us for holding writing tools.
  • Gross motor skills like coordination and balance.
  • Creative expression and taking pride in our work.
  • Literacy skills like book care and recognizing familiar letters and/or words.
  • Math skills like counting, sorting, and comparing.
  • Science skills like constructing, experimenting, and observing.

Below is our schedule for specials. Please view our school calendar to see the most up to date information. We follow a Monday through Friday rotation throughout the year for our specials.

Room 99

  • Monday – Art
  • Tuesday – Spanish
  • Wednesday – PE
  • Thursday – PE
  • Friday – TLC

Room 100

  • Monday – Art
  • Tuesday – Spanish
  • Wednesday – PE
  • Thursday – PE
  • Friday – TLC

99

  • 20 Students

100

  • 20 Students 

Due to COVID 19 – Students are to bring their own snacks each day.

Have you been wondering why your child always seems to be playing instead of working in our classroom?

It’s because play IS the work of a child!

Research has shown that play is the most effective way to teach preschoolers.

 

  • Preschool Readiness Checklist:
    • Follows 1 and 2 step directions
    • Speaks clearly
    • Can express and describe feelings
    • Recites alphabet
    • Identifies upper case and lower case letters
    • Identifies phonemic sound of each letter
    • Shows interest during read alouds
    • Retells a story verbally and with picture cards
    • Traces letters, name, and numbers
    • Stack 18 or more blocks
    • Correctly hold crayons and pencils
    • Practices correct scissor skills
    • Copy straight lines, curved lines, and common shapes
    • Compare objects
    • Identify basic shapes
    • Count to 20
    • Runs with ease
    • Skips, jumps and hops

Please feel free to ask any questions you might have about our curriculum.  Rest assured – your child is learning AND having fun!

Half Day Preschool-January 27, 2023

Looking Back… *This week was so exciting as we prepared for Catholic School’s Week and learned all about the Lunar New Year!  We hope to see all the Preschool families on Sunday at our Open House.  All of our hard work is displayed in our classroom and hall and we can’t wait for you to...
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Preschool 3-Year-Old Full Day Jan. 27, 2023

This week…Our parade was a hit! The children loved it. This week they completed their dragon mask and other activities related to learning about Lunar New Year.  Thank you for coming out to cheer for the children this morning.  The children helped decorate the classroom for Catholic Schools Week.   They practiced lines and circles, and...
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Preschool 3-Year-Old Full Day Jan. 20, 2023

This week….The students were so excited to begin learning bout Lunar New Year. They made lanterns, red picture cards for their 7th grade buddies, and tried fortune cookies. The fortune cookies received a thumbs up from all of the students. They have started working on their dragon mask. Looking forward…We are working on various craft...
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Half Day Preschool-January 20, 2023

  Looking Back… *Our week was all about SNOW and winter, too.  Read alouds helped us learn all about the season and snow.  We have been learning all about the difference between fiction and non-fiction books.  The only disappointing part of our week…NO REAL SNOW!  At least our name snowmen are hanging out in our...
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Full Day 3/4 Preschool

What a busy week this has been, even with having Monday off!  We talked about winter animals this week and learned about hibernation and migration.  As we continue through January, we will be learning about Chinese New Year and finishing the month off for Catholic Schools Week! We will continue to talk about kind deeds...
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Preschool 3 Year-Old Full Day January 13, 2023

This week…Welcome back to school and Happy New Year!   They were happy to get back to their routines, including, “Who’s feeding Brownie?”. This week we talked about healthy food choices. We read stories and watched a video about  healthy food choices and “sometime foods”.  The children worked on categorizing and sorting food choices.  They were...
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Half Day Preschool-January 13, 2022

Looking Back… *Our week was all about celebrating our new season, Winter!  We read lots of books about winter and went out for our first winter recess.  We wanted to find snow…but no luck!  It was still lots of fun walking around our school campus finding all of the tricky teen numbers on our school...
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Full Day 3/4 Preschool

What an eventful 2023 this has been already and it has just begun!  I feel the class has grown so much over break and so many are showing signs of early reading skills.  This past week we have talked a lot about snowmen and have listened to many stories.  Our hallway is now filled with...
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Half Day Preschool-January 7, 2023

Happy New Year to all of the Preschool Kiddos and Families.  It was great to be back together this week 🙂  Everyone was so happy to see each other! Looking Back… *This first week of 2023 was short, but sweet!  We celebrated the New Year by reading Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution.  We talked about what...
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