Mrs. Toohey, Mrs. Hynes
In preschool, our first focus is on socialization and self-help skills. We tie all areas of learning into each center of the classroom. We encourage our students to try their best and try to build their self esteem in a loving and safe environment.
  Language Development
To develop literacy , preschoolers work on phonological and print awareness, alphabet knowledge and knowledge of books. They do early writing activities as well. Over the course of the school year, preschoolers will show an increasing awareness of print in classroom, home, and community settings. They will progress in recognizing the association between spoken and written words, and in associating the names of letters with their shapes and sounds. As children's interest in reading related activitiy grows, they will learn to retell, act out, and predict what will happen in a story, and learn how to handle and care for books.
In math, we use language to compare numbers, using words like more, less, greater than, fewer, and equal to. We develop spatial sense and patterning, and learn to recognize, describe, and compare shapes, their parts, and their attributes. Preschoolers make use of one to one correspondence and increase their awareness of numbers and counting.
In Religion, we learn that God created all of us with love. We learn that we may all look different, but have the same feelings and needs. We practice treating each other the way we want to be treated. We learn prayers and pray for our family members and the community around us.
During Science time, we begin to use our senses and a variety of tools to develop a growing awarenes of cause and effect relationships. We also develop an increased ability to observe and discuss the things around us. We use objects' common properties and differences to compare objects and materials. Simple measuring devices are used as well.
Language development time in preschool is about listening, understanding, speaking, and communicating. Preschoolers begin to understand an increasingly complex and varied vocabulary, and make gains in their ability to use language to communicate in conversation and discussions. Through increased clarity in their pronunciation and speaking, preschoolers learn to better communicate.

Social and Emotional Development
Preschool children are just beginning to develop and express self-awareness. Our goals include the development of this self-concept and of the ability to cooperate with others, develop good relationships with peers and adults, and exercise responsibility and self-control.

We provide the kind of nurturing, loving environment where preschoolers can continue to grow into the wonderful people they are becoming. Call 508-752-5609 to schedule a tour of our school and to meet our teachers.