Kindergarten begins on August 30; Preschool begins September 5. Learn More →


  Children must be 3 by December 31.
  It is preferred that those who choose these classes be potty-trained.
  This class meets 3 days a week, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
  The student-to-teacher ratio is two teachers per 12 children.

Our three-year-olds continue to develop their independence by learning to share, play cooperatively, and develop gross and fine motor skills. Language development and pre-literacy experiences are enhanced by reading books, learning rhymes, songs, and finger-plays. Children learn numeracy and problem-solving skills as they take risks through role-playing, building with blocks, maneuvering manipulatives (puzzles, beads, stackers, Legos, etc.), and experimenting with a variety of art media. Children develop physically as they participate in music, creative movement activities, and outdoor play. Our nature trail provides additional opportunities for children to explore and wonder about the world around them.

Day at a Glance

Time Description
8:55am Children arrive at school through carpool
9:00 - 9:10am Children put away jackets, snacks, and folders
9:10 - 9:25am Children meet together in a large group to discuss their daily routines (schedules, jobs, special activities)
9:25am - 10:25am Investigations – children choose from activities that include but are not limited to: manipulatives, puzzles, books, blocks, housekeeping, sand/water (touch table), science discovery, art, music
10:25 - 10:45am Snack time – children bring a snack from home to eat during this time
10:45 - 11:00am Large group – during this time, teachers may read a book to the children, recite poetry with the children, sing songs, do movement activities, cook a special snack, etc.
11:00 - 11:55am Outdoor play
12:00pm Dismissal – children usually sing a song or have a goodbye ritual for each day and are dismissed to carpool or to after-school activities

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Sign Up for Summer Camp!

June 6-10 and/or June 13-17 – All camps are 9:00am – 12pm

Come join the summer fun! St. Mary’s Preschool offers two weeks of summer camp for children ages 3-6.