Early Childhood Programs

Pre-Kindergarten

Our program for children ages 3 - 5 shares space with our on-site extended care facility. Class size is limited to 15 students with two instructors. There are three options to this half-day program - 2 days/week (Tuesday/Thursday), 3 days/week (Monday/Wednesday/Friday), or 5 days/week. Curriculum includes age-appropriate crafts, counting, letter recognition, story time and play activities, as well as Spanish and Music.

Transitional Kindergarten

Designed for four- and five- year old children, this program blends standards from Pre-Kindergarten with those of Kindergarten. Housed in the main school building, the class is limited to 16 students with a full-time teacher and instructional aide. Children attend school Monday through Friday, beginning their day a little earlier that the older students and ending a bit earlier. The curriculum is designed to prepare youngsters for being in school and introduce them to reading, writing, listening and playing cooperatively. TK extended curriculum includes Art, Music, P.E. and Spanish taught by dedicated, credentialed teachers.

Kindergarten

Kindergarten is a full-day program completely integrated into Our Lady of Mount Carmel elementary School. Kindergartners have dedicated playground and lunch times, but participate wit the rest of the student body in morning assembly, special school-wide activities, as book buddies with older students and in Community Outreach service projects. Core academic and extended curriculum (Art, Music, P.E. and Spanish) are taught following state and archdiocesan standards for all subjects. Children must be 5 years old by September 1st. Maximum class size is 35 with a full-time teacher and instructional aide.