2 Year Olds
A developmentally appropriate curriculum is planned using the Diocese of Nashville Curriculum in conjuction with themes and units for two year old students that allow them adequate time daily to interact among themselves in small and large group. The two-year-old program offers students an opportunity to interact with peers, while enjoying art, music and circle time activities. Students are provided with manipulatives and other various materials that create and promote sensory and small motor experiences. Students gather together several times daily for stories and circle time. At the beginning of the school year, these gatherings are limited to a short period of time, and are gradually lengthened by the teachers as the year progresses. This process develops the expansion of their attention span and prepares students to progress to the three-year-old program.
3 Year Olds
A developmentally appropriate curriculum is planned using the Diocese of Nashville Curriculum, Keeping Kids Safe curriculum, as well as age-appropriate units and themes. Small and large group experiences are planned each day. Each teacher is responsible for planning and implementing activities that meet the needs of the individual student in the group. The daily program includes free choice time designed to allow the students to choose centers which provides time to interact in small groups. These interest centers may include, but are not limited to, art, science, dramatic play, blocks, literature, music, sand or water, wood working, small motor/manipulatives, large motor, etc. Special effort is made to balance individual, group, quiet and active time. This process develops the expansion of the children's attention spans and prepares them to progress to the pre-k program.
The Pre-K program uses a comprehensive curriculum that includes the Diocese of Nashville curriculum, Keeping Kids Safe curriculum, as well as units and themes to prepare students for a smooth transition into kindergarten. Students learn through play and direct instruction. Students work in both large and small groups in the following areas: religion, pre-reading, math, science, social studies, technology, spanish, art and music. Activities are planned which foster development and enrichment of the whole child. Pre-K students will attend Spanish, Music, Computer and Library in the Elementary and Middle School.