OLMC PreSchool offers a half-day program that is child-centered, including play-based learning. Class size is limited to 15 students with two instructors and an instructional aide. Parents have three options:
Curriculum includes age-appropriate crafts, counting, letter recognition, story time, and indoor & outdoor play activities, as well as Spanish, art, and music. Children must be 3 by September 1st of the school year. While our PreSchool program for children ages 3-5 years old shares space with our on-site extended care facility, A Kid's Place, the PreSchool program is always separate from the school extended care program.
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) offers aan option for children who turn five by the end of the school year/June 1st, or who are just not quite ready for Kindergarten. TK is the first phase of a two-year Kindergarten program for children who will benefit from this bridge year between PreSchool and Kindergarten. TK implements an age-appropriate curriculum aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The curriculum is designed to prepare youngsters for being in school and introduce them to reading, writing, listening, and playing cooperatively. In addition to a core curriculum of religion, language arts, social studies, math, and science, TK enrichment curriculum includes art, music, physical education, library, social emotional learning, and Spanish. TK students are also involved in school community activities such as Community Outreach service projects, school families and special events. Class size is limited to16 students with a full-time credentialed teacher and an instructional aide.
Kindergarten is a full-day program completely integrated into Our Lady of Mount Carmel School. Kindergartners have dedicated playground and lunch times, but participate with the rest of the student body in morning assembly and special school-wide activities, such as assemblies, all-school liturgy, book buddies with older students, Community Outreach service projects, and school families. Core academic curriculum includes religion, language arts, social studies, math, and science, as well enrichment curriculum art, music, physical education, library, social emotional learning, and Spanish are taught following state and archdiocesan standards for all subjects. Maximum class size is 36 with a full-time credentialed teacher and an instructional aide. Children must be 5 years old by September 1st of the school year.