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The Traditional Program fosters growth and development through structured activities, group and independent work and purposeful play. The children are instructed as a whole group, then as individuals, to meet the diverse needs of each student.
All teachers have a bachelor’s degree and are state certified. Class size is limited and is staffed with a teacher, and in most cases, a teacher’s assistant. Programs vary according to the child’s age: two half day, three half day, five half day, three full day and five full day.
Formative religious experiences permeate all aspects of the program. These include: daily prayer, Bible stories, religious songs and celebrations of the liturgical seasons.
Office Administrative Assistant:
Teacher: Pat Finegan
Green Room — 3 year old
Teacher: Mrs. Danielle Thompson
Assistant Teacher: Mrs. Susan Reilly
2, 3 & 5 half day AM
Yellow Room — 4 year old
Teacher: Jeanne Duffner
Assistant Teacher: Joan Forgione
3 full day /5 half day AM
In Saint Andrew Catholic Preschool, children are viewed as unique individuals deeply loved by their parents and by God, who have been entrusted to our care. As unique individuals, the children are guided to develop a sense of self-esteem and confidence in their abilities and to view themselves and every other child as capable individuals.
A developmentally appropriate curriculum fosters the child’s growth in all areas:
spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical. Our programs aim to be responsive to individual abilities and needs while also challenging the child’s interest and understanding.
Classroom environments are child-centered and offer active exploration with materials and interaction with other children and adults.
The family is viewed as an integral part of our school community and interaction between parents, teachers and administrators is considered an essential element.