Preschool Information

Huntington Catholic Preschool Handbook

HCS School Brochure 2015

PK-3 Program Sessions: Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Registration Fees: $50.00 Tuition: $810.00 ($90/monthly)
Teacher: Mrs. Amber Nevius Instructional Aide:  Miss Rachel Steinman

PK-4 Program
Option 1: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Registration Fees: $50.00 Tuition: $990.00 ($110/monthly)

Option 2: Monday - Friday from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Registration Fees: $50.00 Tuition: $1440.00 ($160/monthly)

Option 3: Monday - Friday from 8:00 – 2:45 p.m. Registration Fees: $50.00 Tuition: $2700.00 ($300/monthly)

Teacher:  Mrs. Amber Nevius
Instructional Aide:  Miss Rachel Steinman

Preschool Goals: Our goal is to give each child a foundation of knowledge that will foster a love for learning and enhance their academic skills. The curriculum is designed to provide learning opportunities to promote these skills. These age appropriate learning opportunities will be developed around the following: spiritually, emotionally, socially, physically, and intellectually.
  • Spiritually: See that each child is a child of God.
  • Emotionally: Develop a positive self-concept.
  • Socially: Be able to communicate with others and build trust.
  • Physically: Develop small and large motor skills.
  • Intellectually: Have opportunities that will engage each child in pre-reading and pre-math skills.
What do we do in Preschool?
  • Circle time is a group gathering designed to enhance preschoolers’ social skills, expand their attention spans, and stimulate their thinking.  New academic skills are introduced during this time.
  • Story time is designed to help preschoolers develop an appreciation and enjoyment of literature.  Reading activities enhance children’s vocabulary and comprehension skills and expand their knowledge base.  We read at least one book each day.
  • Art activities help children express their thoughts and feelings.  They reinforce fine-motor skills and concept development in areas such as following directions, shapes, colors, and size relationships.  Art activities always support additional comprehension of our story for the day.
  • Fine-motor activities help improve small-muscle development and eye-hand coordination.  Fine-motor activities include puzzles, stringing beads, pegboards, cutting strips of paper, coloring, using tweezers to pick up objects, and putting stickers on paper.
  • Gross-motor activities give children the opportunity to use their large muscles as they participate in fun, healthy exercises such as running, jumping, climbing, throwing and catching balls, bouncing balls, and playing group games.
  • Dramatic play activities help children express themselves, practice life skills such as sharing and taking turns increase self-esteem, build vocabulary, solve problems, and just have fun getting dressed up!
  • Music activities allow children to explore sound, volume, tempo, and rhythm and promote listening skills, social skills, and creative expression.  Music activities include songs, playing instruments, and finger plays.
  • Science activities offer children many opportunities for hands-on observation, investigation, experimentation, exploration, and making predictions.
  • Sand and water activities allow children to experiment with textures and properties of different substances including sand, water, rice, oatmeal, styrofoam, etc.  These activities also promote the development of math, science, and language skills.
  • Block play gives children experience with concepts such as shape and size discrimination, spatial relationships, number skills, balance, organization, cause and effect, and classification.  Cooperative play skills, problem solving, and creativity are also promoted.
  • Bible Story introduces the  children to some of the more well known stories from the Bible.  After listening to the story, the children create their own booklet to help them remember what they’ve learned.
  • Other Activities: Calendar, Patterning, Listening Center, Painting, Singing, Show & Tell, Gym Class, Library, Grade Sharing Days, Monthly Field Trips, and Accelerated Reader.