At their own pace, using their senses, the four and five year olds in the Holy Name pre-k program are learning, all the while thinking it's just plain fun. Through active play and exploration, the fertile minds of preschoolers will blossom. Your child will learn new things, solve problems, develop a sense of creativity, learn to work with others and independently, and learn to experiment.
We pride ourselves in providing a fun, safe, and nurturing learning environment for a child's first school experience. The children have computers, physical education, music, art, and Spanish. Curriculum is based on meeting state and diocesan learning outcomes while meeting the social, emotional, and developmental needs of young children. We provide teacher directed large group instruction using music, movement, and great literature. Children are also engaged in a variety of small group play and learning areas within the classroom that meet their social and educational needs, and tie into the monthly curriculum theme.
Some of the highlights of our program include a state-of-the-art playground equipment area, field trips to an apple orchard/pumpkin patch in the fall, fire station visit during Fire Prevention Week, Breakfast with Santa, imaginary Polar Express ride with a visit from Santa, Cat-in-the-Hat visit along with other special guests in coordination with the nation's Read Across America event that honors Dr. Seuss' influence on literacy, and an English tea party to culminate a unit on nursery rhymes and fairy tales with a special guest visitor for the month named Paddington Bear. We also plan multi-generational activities with other classes and with our families. Some of these activities include grandparents' bingo, 100th day with the 7th grade, and Catholic School's week.
Pre-Kindergarteners should wear the Holy Name School gym uniform every day except on scheduled monthly birthday dress-up days posted on the school's monthly calendar.
The gym uniform consists of:
- A navy blue, short sleeve, crewneck t-shirt with the Holy Name School logo
- Navy blue sweatpants or sweat shorts with the Holy Name School logo
Our pre-K welcome packet is loaded with useful information to get your new school student off to a great start. You will find a link to it on the left side of this page. It includes information regarding:
- Important pre-kindergarten information
- What your child will need for school
- Pre-K dress code
- Drop off and dismissal information
- Hot lunch program for full day students
- Food allergies
- Sick days and extended absences
- Bake sales
- Suggestions for your child's first day of school
- What parents can do to help their child get ready for school
- Pre-K class directory information
- Holy Name School Pre-Kindergarten Questionnaire
- Open house information
- Pre-K calendar reminders
- Authorized persons for pick up