Learning to Read

Cataldo Catholic School at St Augustine

PRESCHOOL

Sometimes, saying goodbye at the preschool door is as hard for the parent as the student…

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That’s why Cataldo’s Preschool is designed to welcome your little ones into a loving environment staffed by certified teachers and aides who lead a curriculum based program while providing the comfort and confidence building environment you both need.

Philosophy

Cataldo Catholic School believes that the preschool program cultivates awareness and respect for God’s creation based on a Catholic foundation where students learn to become moral, ethical, and responsible members of society in a Christ-centered setting.

 

Acknowledging parents and families as primary educators, Cataldo Catholic School provides a preschool program that welcomes each family as partners in their child’s education. Cataldo Catholic School provides a preschool environment that nurtures the whole child, recognizing each child as an individual.  Through Catholic-based beliefs and teachings, the preschool provides a safe and developmentally appropriate environment that enhances learning, both socially and academically.

Goals

In accordance with our school’s Mission Statement and Preschool philosophy, each child will:

  • Develop spiritually, intellectually, socially, and physically in accordance with each child’s learning ability.

  • Work to achieve their highest potential and to bring out their unique talents and gifts.

  • Engage in developmentally appropriate activities that foster the building blocks for reading, writing, mathematics, as well as fine and gross motor skills.

  • Engage in play that fosters the development of social-emotional skills. 

  • Develop self-confidence and self-discipline.

  • Be socially and academically ready for Kindergarten.

 

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Half Day Morning Preschool Program

Half Day Program from 8:00 – 11:00 am.

Three Year Old Schedule (Must be 3 years of age by August 31)

  • Monday-Friday

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

 

Four Year Old Schedule (Must be 4 years of age by August 31)

  • Monday-Friday

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

 

Half-day preschool includes:

  • Developmentally appropriate academic rotations that foster the building blocks for reading, writing, mathematics, as well as fine and gross motor skills

  • Snack time

  • Outdoor recess time (weather permitting)

  • Playtime that fosters the development of social-emotional skills

  • Physical education

  • Music education

  • Religious education

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Full Day Program

Full Day Program from 8:00 am – 2:30 pm.

Three Year Old Schedule (Must be 3 years of age by August 31)

  • Monday-Friday

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday

 

Four Year Old Schedule (Must be 4 years of age by August 31)

  • Monday-Friday

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

 

Full-day program includes:

  • Developmentally appropriate academic rotations that foster the building blocks for reading, writing, mathematics, as well as fine and gross motor skills

  • Snack time

  • Outdoor recess time (weather permitting)

  • Playtime that fosters the development of social-emotional skills

  • Physical education

  • Music education

  • Religious Education

  • Lunch time

  • 60 minute quiet rest time

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Extended Care

Cataldo offers extended care through our Cataldo Care program.

Before school care (7:00 – 7:55 am) and after school care (2:30–5:00 pm) is available through Cataldo Care. Separate registration is required.

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