St. Edward Preschool and Kindergarten Readiness Classes

These young students will be creative, active learners, developing skills and attitudes that are essential for success in school. (Some of the concepts in this curriculum will be introduced, but are not required to be mastered before entering Kindergarten).

  • Located in St. Edward School
  • Director/Head Teacher: Mrs. Amanda Neill, Masters in Education - more than 10 years of teaching experience
  • Licensed Nurse: Mrs. Sherri Schlitt RN, BSN
  • Licensed Physical Education Instructors and Music Teacher


Religion: Basic understanding of creation, prayer, Bible stories

Language Arts

  • Language development and beginning literacy skills
  • Letter recognition
  • Intro to letter sounds
  • Creative expression
  • Listening skills
  • Oral communication
  • Writing and drawing skills


  • Numbers 0-20 - Kindergarten Readiness Class
  • Numbers 1-10 – Preschool Class
  • Positional concepts and one-to-one correspondence
  • Ordinal positions and patterning
  • Graphing
  • Basic measurement
  • Classification and sorting

Other Subjects Taught

  • Science
  • Music and Movement
  • Social Studies
  • Health and Safety
  • Special Classes: Music, Gym (2x/week), Library

Additional Skills

  • Prediction, analysis and experimentation
  • Independent thinking
  • Fine motor skills – writing, cutting, tracing, coloring
  • Social Skills/Social Development
  • Knowledge of shapes and colors

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