Catholic Central Preschool
1817 N. Limestone St.

Springfield, OH  45503


     
 

 

We would like to thank you for the opportunity to share this special time with your child.

We believe that what is most important in these early years of a child’s development is to provide a safe, healthy, and loving environment with an emphasis on Christian values.  Our program concentrates on the spiritual, emotional, physical, social, and cognitive growth of the whole child.  We value play as a viable learning tool, and through child-directed, process-oriented play, children will learn to share, develop problem solving skills, math and science skills, social, physical, pre-reading, and language skills.  Our curriculum is prepared to conform to the Ohio Department of Education Early Learning Standards, which are aligned with the learning benchmarks for Kindergarten through Grade 12.

Classes focus on socialization, independence, creativity, exploration, sharing, spiritual development, and learning to work and play within a group setting.

We offer early drop off at 7:30 a.m. on the days your child attends school.  There is no fee for this service.

On the days your child attends school they may stay for extended care.  Extended care begins at the end of class 11:30 and dismisses at 2:45.  The cost for extended care is $4.00/hour.

We recognize that parents are the primary caregivers of their children.  We value any and all communication between parents and staff.

We hope you will feel free to contact us if you should have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Dawn Clemens – Teacher/Director dclemens@ccirish.org 399-5451 ext. 206
Terri Day – Teacher
tday@ccirish.org 399-5451 ext. 414
Ellen Malicki – Assistant Teacher

Preschool Programs:

STATEMENT OF GOALS AND PURPOSES
Three and Four Year Old Class
Tuesday/Thursday

The Three Year Old class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  The child must be three years old by September 1, 2016.  We will offer your child a safe, healthy, and loving environment with an emphasis on Christian values.  We use The Creative Curriculum for Preschool as a blueprint for planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate program.  In addition, Catholic Central Preschool teachers plan their lessons to comply with the Ohio Department of Education Early Learning standards for English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Mathematics.   This class will focus on socialization, independence, creativity, exploration, sharing, spiritual development and learning to work and play within a group setting.  This class has a special emphasis on play as a viable learning tool.  Children are given opportunities for play with puzzles, art materials, dramatic play, books, blocks, math and science activities, stories and flannelboard activities, and creative movement.  Activities are planned to encourage large and small muscle development, self-esteem, and positive feelings toward learning.   Specific Goals and Objectives for The Creative Curriculum are attached to this Parent Handbook and can be found posted outside and inside each classroom.

Our religious education program is designed to enhance the child’s appreciation of the gifts God has given us, i.e., family, community, self, nature, animals, celebration of holidays, friendship, and the world around us.  We use the Sadlier Faith-Development Program for Three Year Olds – Discovering God’s Child.  This program uses literature, song, movement, discussion, prayer, art, and a loving and caring example set by the preschool teachers.

Tuition for the class is $145.00 per month.  There is a non-refundable registration fee of $100.00.   Parents will sign a Tuition Payment Preference Form indicating their intention to pay tuition in one full payment, a 60/40 payment option or in monthly payments.  All tuition payments and arrangements are made through Mr. Tim Fogarty, COO, 328-7427 ext. 114, tfogarty@ccirish.org .  Our maximum enrollment for this class is 18 children.  We have two teachers giving us a child/teacher ratio of 9:1.  The state maximum for this age group is 12:1.

Sample Daily Schedule

8:00                             Class door is opened. Children come in and do a short activity until everyone has arrived.
8:15 – 8:30                 Jesus Time
8:30 – 8:45                 Music and Movement
8:45 – 9:00                 Story Time
9:00 – 9:15                 Letter/Number of the Day
9:15 – 9:30                 Attendance/Calendar/Weather
9:30 – 10:30               Free Play – May be inside or out depending on the weather or a combination of both
10:30 -  11:00            Arts and crafts, science or math activity
11:00 – 11:30             Restroom, wash hands, snack, additional music, stories etc.


STATEMENT OF GOALS AND PURPOSES
Four and Five Year Old Classes
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
and
Junior Kindergarten

Our four year old morning classes will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  The child must be four years old by September 30, 2016.

 The Junior Kindergarten class will meet from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. The child must be five years old by October 30, 2016. 

We will offer your child a safe, healthy, loving, and educational environment with an emphasis on Christian values.  We use The Creative Curriculum for Preschool as a blueprint for planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate program. Specific Goals and Objectives for The Creative Curriculum can be found posted outside and inside each classroom.   In addition, Catholic Central Preschool teachers plan their lessons to comply with the Ohio Department of Education Early Learning standards for English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Mathematics. We also use the Happily Ever After reading readiness program.  This is a program with children’s literature at heart.  Happily Ever After gives children the foundation to begin reading instruction with the SuperKids Reading Program which is utilized in grades K through 2. 

This age-appropriate class focuses on Kindergarten readiness by including subjects such as alphabet, music, early math concepts, shapes, colors, cooking, etc.  This program also emphasizes play as a viable learning tool. This is accomplished by providing opportunities for your child to play with puzzles, blocks, a housekeeping area, sand and water table, self-directed art materials, books, dolls, etc.  Socialization, independence, problem solving, language development, exploration, creativity, and spiritual development are additional goals of this program.

Our religious education program is designed to enhance the child’s appreciation of the gifts God has given us, i.e., family, community, self, nature, celebration of holidays, friendship, and the world around us.  We use the RCL Benziger Stories of God’s Love Ages 4 and 5 Preschool Program.  This program uses literature, song, movement, discussion, prayer, art, and a loving and caring example set by the preschool teachers. 

Tuition for the M-W-F program is $160.00 per month.  Tuition for the Junior Kindergarten class is $225.00/month.   There is a non-refundable registration fee of $100.00.  Parents will sign a Tuition Payment Preference Plan indicating their intention to pay tuition in one full payment, a 60/40 payment option or in monthly payments.  All tuition payments and arrangements are made with Mr. Tim Fogarty, COO, 328-7427 ext 114, tfogarty@ccirish.org.

 

Sample Daily Schedule

Monday, Wednesday, Friday Class

8:00 – 8:15                  Class door is opened.  Children come in and do a small activity until everyone has arrived.

8:15 – 8:45                   Music and movement, story time, letter/number work, print and phonological awareness                                                              

8:45 – 9:00                   Attendance, calendar/weather, Pledge  Of Allegiance

9:00 – 9:30                   Happily Ever After - English language arts Religion

9:30 – 10:30                 Free Play – includes outside play, play in gross motor room, art projects, and working  individually with children on various skills

10:30: 10:45                 Restroom, wash hands, snack, quiet time

10:45 – 11:15               Activities could include:  Science, Math, Weekly Reader                                                                              

11:15 – 11:30               Music, story, stars, dismissal

 

Sample Daily Schedule

Junior Kindergarten

8:00                               Class door is opened.  Children come in and do a short activity until everyone has arrived.  

8:15 – 8:45                   Music and movement, story time, Letter/number review, patterning, Sequencing etc

8:45 – 9:00            Attendance, calendar/weather, Pledge of Allegiance

9:00 – 9:30            Happy Ever After Language Arts, Religion

9:30 – 10:30          Free Play – includes outside play, in our gross motor room, art projects, and working individually with children on various skills

10:30 – 10:45        Restroom, wash hands, snack, quiet time

10:45 – 11:15        Activities could include:  Science, Math, Weekly Reader

11:15 - 11:30        Music, story, stars, dismissal

 


                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extended Care

 

 

 

On the days your child attends school they may stay for extended care.  Extended care begins at the end of class 11:30 and dismisses at 2:45.  The cost for extended care is $4.00/hour.

 

 

 

Sample Extended Care Schedule

 

 

 

11:30 – 12:00                                                    Story/Art Project

 

 

 

12:00 – 12:30                                                     Restroom/Wash Hands/Lunch

 

 

 

12:30 – 1:00                                                       Gross Motor Play

 

 

 

1:00 – 2:15                                                         Nap/Quiet Play                                                       

 

 

 

2:15 – 2:45                                                         Restroom/Wash Hands/Snack


 

 

 

Academics

For Preschool Information,
Contact:

Dawn Clemens
Preschool Director
(937) 399-5451 X. 308
dclemens@ccirish.org

 

 

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