All early childhood programs in St. Mary’s Pre School of Winchester follow a standards-based curriculum that reflects key objectives of the National Association for the Education of Young Children Early Learning, Common Core State Standards, and integrates 21st century literacies. Academic excellence is as important in these early stages of growth and development as they are in older years. It is with pride that early childhood programs build the strong foundation for learning and excellence in future years.
Standards of our Early Childhood Program
Early childhood educators minister to the whole child – mind, heart and hands. In a trusting Catholic environment, children grow spiritually, emotionally, socially, physically, and intellectually. By fostering creativity and excitement about learning and by facilitating a stimulating environment, the child’s innate desire to learn is awakened. Early childhood educators understand each child’s uniqueness in personality and learning styles, and strive to create for the early learner opportunities to discover, explore, question, and succeed, thus providing the proper environment that enables the child freedom of choice.