It is a program of religious awareness and readiness for preschoolers.
It is held during the 9:30 mass.
They are held at St. Mary School in the primary classrooms on the first floor. Classes are divided by age.
The program is open for children ages 3, 4, and 5 (all by October 1)
The program has a director who oversees the entire program.
For each age level, we have an adult lead teacher, an adult co-teacher, parent helpers and student helpers. The lead teachers will be the same person each week for each class. The co-teachers, parent helpers and student helpers assist teaching on a rotational basis. The lead teachers are provided with lesson plans for the week. Each teacher will then give direction to the co-teachers and helpers. The requirements of all volunteers are to love God and want to share that with the children.
What training is required for the teachers, co-teachers and parent helpers?
All adults helping and interacting with the children are required to complete Virtus Training. For more information and how to register for training, visit the following Virtus website address:
How Many children are in a class?
We try to keep the classes to a maximum of 15-20.
We have a combination of pre-planned lessons and lessons from books approved by the Diocese of Covington. We will be using the ‘I Am Special’ curriculum.
Classes begin September 19th and run through April 17th.
Registration is at the end of the school year and in August and September, up to opening day.
There is a fee of $35 per child per year, which helps to pay for the supplies used, the teachers’ manuals, the take-home sheets, items for celebration, and a cloth bag, etc. The fee is to be paid on or before opening day.
Where should I enter on Opening Day and each week?
Always enter through the doors to the school cafeteria.
Call the director, Denise Manning at 635-4531 or email her at email@example.com.
Also refer to the Preschool Website at www.saintmaryparish.com