Preschool

Coming in 2018Outdoor Learning Environment

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We are very excited to announce our Outdoor Learning Environment! This space is an extension of our preschool program designed to enhance your child’s learning environment. It will offer your child a safe place to get outside, play, explore and learn in a beautiful natural area. We look forward to infusing nature into learning so that all children can get firsthand experience of God’s creation. The area boasts three outdoor classroom areas, plants and trees native to Michigan and plenty of room for your child to grow physically, socially and emotionally!


Preschool Philosophy

God created children with a natural curiosity for learning new things. They learn through play, movement, experience, language, imitation, and motivation through positive reinforcement. At Immaculate Heart of Mary Preschool, we are committed to providing your child a safe, secure, and loving environment to discover and explore the world God created for us. Our goal is for each child to have a positive first school experience. In doing so, lifelong learners, who are enthusiastic about school, are nurtured and developed.


Curriculum

Our Preschool and Young Fives classes offer a well-rounded curriculum, designed to help your child get used to a school routine, develop strong social skills, gain literacy awareness and recognition of letters and numbers, and further fine and gross motor development, all in a manner that is developmentally appropriate for their age and maturity. Students take part in art and creative projects, participate in songs and movement activities, engage in open-ended and social skill-building free play, and use their imaginations to explore and invent.

We utilize Zoo Phonics, as a fun and engaging way to introduce letters and sounds. Zoo Phonics is a multi-sensory language arts program based on phonics and phonemic awareness, that leads to consistent growth in pre-reading skills.

Each month the children visit our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Room (the Atrium) for 30 minutes. The Atrium is a Montessori space dedicated to the faith formation of our youngest children, with hands-on materials to help make the abstract aspects of our Catholic faith more concrete. They hear a short presentation and then have time to work independently with the hands-on materials there, allowing Jesus time to speak to their hearts.

Preschool 4s and Young Fives also attend Library and Spanish classes.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Preschool strives to establish a love of learning that will last a lifetime!

Curriculum Summaries

Preschool 3s Curriculum Summary
Preschool 4s Curriculum Summary
Young Fives Curriculum Summary


Preschool and Young Fives Classes 2017-2018

At Immaculate Heart of Mary, we offer Preschool 3s, 4s, and Young Fives classes. We offer two morning classes for both 3s and 4s, each with a teacher and aide, as well as one afternoon Young Fives class.

We are looking to add Preschool 3’s and 4’s afternoon classes for next year pending parent interest!

Want to know more about our teachers and staff? Click HERE to read their biographies.

Child Care is also available for all enrolled students. Child Care is available Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Please see our Child Care web page for more information.


Eligibility

  • Children enrolled in our 3s program must be 3 by September 1st
  • Children enrolled in our 4s program must be 4 by September 1st.
  • Children enrolled in our Young Fives program must be 5 by January 1st.
  • All students must be confidently toilet trained before admission.
  • A copy of your child’s birth certificate is required at registration. Your child must also have record of a physical examination health form signed by a physician and an up-to-date immunization record on file. These must be on file for children to start school.

Tuition Assistance 2017-2018

 

Smart Aid 2017-18 Information
Diocese of Grand Rapids Welcome Scholarship

Preschool Forms

Parent Handbook 2017-2018