Preschool Programs

Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.
Luke 18:16

Preschool Programs

What To Expect

Saint Anne School offers a full-day and half-day program for 4 year olds and a half-day program for 3 year olds. Children in the program for 4 year olds must be 4 years old on or before September 1st of the year of enrollment .
Children in the program for 3 year olds must be 3 years old and toilet-trained by September 1st of the year of enrollment.
  • Highly trained, certified teacher and paraprofessional in the classroom
  • A safe, nurturing environment
  • A curriculum that focuses on play and school-readiness
  • Snacks and lunch (depending on full-day or half-day offering)

Full-Day Program (4 Year Olds)

A Full-Day Of Learning, Play, And Exploration

Full-day programs offer children abundant opportunities for learning, play, and exploration. Children will participate in age-appropriate daily prayer and begin to explore the Catholic Faith. Children will be expected to develop their cognitive, social and emotional skills and learn by doing. Each child will emerge from the program enthusiastic about learning and ready to enter Kindergarten. 

Each day provides time for structured play as well as oral language development, thematic instruction (instruction that combines drawing and reading skills to focus on one theme, like the family), and cognitive and social development. Children will be able to work and play in small and large groups, both inside the classroom and outdoors.

Children will have a nutritious lunch, a rest period during the afternoon, and snacks. The full-day program meets Monday through Friday, follows the school day schedule of 8:10a.m.- 3:00p.m., and the Diocese of Pittsburgh approved Saint Anne School calendar (except for predetermined days for Parent Meetings and Professional Development).
 

Half-Day Programs (3 and 4 Year Olds)

Developing A Life-Long Love Of Learning

Half-day programs offer the same opportunities for learning and play as full-day programs.

As with the full-day program, children will begin to develop a life-long love of learning, get ready for Kindergarten, and build their cognitive, emotional and social skills. Each day provides the same types of instruction as the full-day program.

Classroom activities will focus on language development, thematic instruction (instruction that combines drawing and reading skills to focus on one theme, like the family), and cognitive and social development. Children can expect to work and play in both small and large groups, both inside the classroom and outdoors.

The half-day program for 4 year olds meets Monday through Friday from 8:10a.m. -11:15 a.m.* and follows the Diocese of Pittsburgh approved Saint Anne School calendar (except for predetermined days for Parent Meetings and Professional Development).  The half-day program for 3 year olds meets on Tuesday and Thursdays from 9am until 11am.

*The students in the half-day program for 4 year olds depart when the full-day program students go to lunch.

Register For School

If you would like to register your child or arrange for a personal tour of our school, please contact the school office. We look forward to welcoming you to the Saint Anne School family!
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