Preschool Curriculum
Preschool Curriculum
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“A child’s best learning tools are his or her head, hands, and heart. Children examine the world around themselves, discover the world inside themselves, and master new skills that are the building blocks for their future. Bishop McHugh prepares students starting at age 2 for a lifetime of learning.”  Principal Tom McGuire

Parents seeking a nurturing environment for their child's first formal educational experience are invited to see all that Bishop McHugh offers. Classes are grouped by age and developmental ability for 2, 3 and 4 year-olds respectively: PreK2, PreK3 and PreK4. The multi-tiered program builds toward the best possible preparation for kindergarten, encouraging students to reach their full potential in a wonderfully supportive environment. Following are highlights of the program. 

PreK2 and PreK3
- "Reading" and "writing" skills via the Daily 5, a literacy program that encourages students to interact with books and share stories
- Math, science and social studies projects and centers where students may explore their world via a variety of hands-on activities
- Technology via iPad Minis and SmartBoard instruction
- A dedicated arts and music specialist 
- Movement and play on a daily basis
- Young Active Minds program led by Dr. Kathy Klein
- Daily prayers and stories of God's love, holiday activities and celebrations
- Project-based learning that incorporates all aspects of the curriculum
- Life skills and independence (including potty training for PreK2)

PreK4
- Reading" and "writing" skills via the Daily 5, a literacy program that encourages students to interact with books and share stories
- Measurement and tracking of early literacy via the DRA Reading Assessment and Word Analysis
- Young Active Minds program led by Dr. Kathy Klein
- Math, science and social studies projects and centers where students may explore their world via a variety of hands-on activities
- Technology via iPad Minis and SmartBoard instruction
- Specials classes in art, music, physical education and Spanish
- Movement and play on a daily basis
- Daily prayers and stories of God's love, holiday activities and celebrations, attendance at monthly liturgy, Prayer Partners
- Project-based learning that incorporates all aspects of the curriculum
- Life skills and independence 
- Academic preparation for kindergarten

The Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards (2014) form the basis for the Little Storm curriculum. Anderson's Progress Reports allow us to monitor student progress over the course of the school year. Parents receive Fall & Spring summative report cards and weekly work samples.