St. Paul Catholic School Pre-Kindergarten program is an accredited program for three and four-year old children. Choosing the right pre-kindergarten program for your child is an important decision, as a strong early learning environment can start your child on a life-long path of academic and personal success. St. Paul Pre-Kindergarten will provide your child with the knowledge and skills needed to be academically successful within a nurturing, faith-based environment.
Children must be three or four years of age by August 15, 2016.
Monday through Friday
6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m, depending on the program chosen.
Licensed for 14 in each classroom (1 teacher)
St. Paul Pre-Kindergarten is licensed by the Tennessee Department of Education and complies with all state and diocesan policies regarding early childhood education. Our pre-kindergarten students have fun while developing academically, spiritually, socially, creatively, and emotionally.
St. Paul Pre-Kindergarten provides:
Social Development. Children are provided with ongoing opportunities to develop their social skills. Teachers model appropriate problem-solving strategies and encourage the use of words to express thoughts and feelings. Group actvities stress the importance of sharing, cooperating and helping, following directions, and negotiating.
Intellectual Development. Our hands-on apporach to learning places emphasis on developing language skills through listening, reading stories and poems, rhyming, dictating stories, phonetic games, dramatic plays, drawing, and skill repitition. Children develop cognitive and math readiness skills as they are introduced to shapes, colors, sizes, sorting, measurement, coutning, and numbers. Children are encouargaed to observe, interact, explore, and problem-solve.
Spiritual Development. Religious studies are integrated throughout the day. Children discover God as their Father and Jesus as their friend. The children show their love to God through prayer, songs and dramatic plays. Children become familiar with various saints, bible stories, prayers, virtues, and liturgical seasons.
Emotional Development. Children are loved and encouraged with words of praise and positive motivation. We develop a mutually repectful relationship with each child, while creating an environment where children are happy and eager to learn.
Physical development. Children are provided with daily opportunities to develop their motor skills. Fine motor skills are fostered through cutting, painting, manipulatives, puzzles, play-doh, etc. Large motor skills are developed through gym class, outdoor play (weather permitting) including running, jumping, dancing, throwing, and skipping.
St. Paul Pre-kindergarten registration usually begins in February. A non-refundable registration is due at time of registration.
Tour Our Facility
For additional information or to arrange a tour, please contact St. Paul Catholic School Pre-Kindergarten director Sandra Feathers at (901) 346-0862.