The Pre-Kindergarten class at St. Peter Claver Regional Catholic School is characterized by readiness activities to encourage a life-long love of learning. Recognizing that children grow in predictable stages, the Pre-K program treats each child as an individual. The teachers work from the level attained thus far to allow the children to experience their own stages of development and help them to feel success without pressure. A structured reading and math readiness program, activities to develop motor coordination, dramatic play, art and music are part of the daily routine so that the children's intellectual, physical and social skills are enriched.
In a caring and positive atmosphere, St. Peter Claver creates a warm and happy place for Pre-Kindergartners to learn. To bridge the gap from home to school, teachers guide children to maintain positive self-image while building social skills in a school setting. Based on the theory that children learn through play, classroom routines encourage active involvement, meaningful reinforcement through repetition and daily individual review and instruction.