St. Symphorosa's Preschool Program
Full Day Half Day Five Days a Week
We offer a full day academic program with a half day option that gives our students the opportunity to explore all of the subject areas. Our play-based preschool curriculum is geared towards pre-academics, social and emotional learning, and instilling a sense of community and belonging.
Preschool's daily schedule involves whole-group instruction, circle time, cross-curricular centers, snack time, gross-motor play time, fine motor skills, lunch and nap time.Our curriculum aligned with the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards and includes Religion, Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Art, Spanish, Gym, Music, and Computers. It also provides students with fine and gross motor practice, literacy awareness, as well as social and emotional development. Additionally, lunch and nap is offered for full day students.
The preschool students learn about mathematics by using
math in real-life experiences, also. The curriculum includes:
● counting 0 - 20+
● number recognition 0 - 20
● shape recognition
● building shapes
● ordinal numbers 1st, 2nd, 3rd
The preschool students learn about reading in a fun and engaging way with Zoo-Phonics. The focus is the enjoyment of literature and the pre-reading skills of recognition of letters and their sounds.
Science & Social Studies
Scholastic’s My Big World series supports Illinois' Early Learning and Development Standards
as children learn and discuss seasonal topics including: the weather, wildlife,
the environment and the world around us.
Children must be 3 or 4 years old by September 1 of the year they are to enter school.
All must be potty trained and self-sufficient (able to manage snaps, buttons and zippers on their own).
For tuition and registration information, please click here.
Pflaum Publishing's Seeds Program-Aligned with the weekly gospels and Discusses Topics including: Jesus shows us hot to love; God cares for all creation; Jesus wants us to grow; Jesus' new law is love; Jesus is our teacher.
● adding on 0 - 10
● counting backwards 10 - 0
● days and months
● recognizing today, yesterday, tomorrow
● comparing more, less, equal
● measurement with nonstandard units
● printing of digits 0 - 9
● recognition of upper/lower case letters and their sounds
● printing of uppercase and lowercase letters
● dictating stories
● drawing pictures for dictated stories
● using developmental spelling to write words/stories
● listening to stories
● recognizing main characters
● retelling stories
● tracking print left to right
● reciting the alphabet
● recognition between letters and numbers