Children develop best in an environment that allows them to interact with other children, make discoveries, solve problems and think ind ependently. With our “hands on” approach through learning centers, children learn and explore in both large group and small group activities. Our focus is to reinforce and build upon previously learned concepts, as well as work on readiness skills needed for Kindergarten. Socialization and manners, science, math, language, fine and gross motor skills and seasonal themes are all integrated into the program which is centered on the alphabet. Each month your child will be introduced to several letters of the alphabet. During each week your child will be experiencing fun activities that will build their alphabet knowledge. These activities will build early literacy skills through fine literature. These literacy skills will include phonemic awareness, letter recognition, letter-sound relationships, listening comprehension and writing.  

Each of our Pre-K classrooms contain computers for student use, building the foundation of computer skills needed for today's elementary education.  We also offer Pre-K Plus, an afterschool academic enrichment program for students who are ready for a little more than our traditional curriculum.  This program is at an additional cost.

SEPTEMBER Making New Friends/I Am Special, Apples, Alligators, Bears A,B
  • The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
  • There’s An Alligator Under My Bed by Mercer Mayer
  • The Teddy Bears' Picnic by Jimmy Kennedy
OCTOBER Fall, Fire Prevention, Halloween, Colors, Ducks, Elephants C,D,E,
  • Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
  • Go Dog Go! by P.D. Eastman
  • Elmer by David McKee
NOVEMBER Thanksgiving, Fish, Graphing, Homes, Ice Cream F,G,H,I
  • Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  • The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
  • House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle
DECEMBER Christmas, Holiday Crafts and Surprises, Jam, Kangaroos J,K
  • Santa Mouse by Michael Brown
  • The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
  • Jamberry by Bruce Degan
  • Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? By Eric Carle
JANUARY Winter Fun, Getting Fit, Lacing, Mice, Numbers, Owls L,M,N,O
  • Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
  • Napping House by Audrey Wood
FEBRUARY Valentines, Ground Hogs, Pajamas, Quilts, Rainbows P,Q,R
  • If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Joffe  Numeroff
  • The Quilt Story by Tony Johnston
MARCH Spring, St. Patrick’s Day, Teeth, Umbrellas, Vegetables, Volcanoes S,T,U,V
  • Loose Tooth by Steven Kroll
  • Underwear! by Mary Elise Monsell
  • Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
APRIL Easter, Farm, Weather, X marks the spot! W,X
  • Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • Fox in Socks by Dr. Suess
MAY Getting Ready For Graduation and Kindergarten, Yo-Yo, Zoo Y,Z
  • Put Me In The Zoo by Robert Lopshire

St. James Preschool
409 E. Lancaster Ave.
Downingtown PA 19335
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