Faith Formation

Catholic Doctrine

Academic Excellence

Christian Values

Community Service

Who We Are

Little Saints Preschool is a faithbased, Catholic preschool in Crystal Lake that not only nurtures your child’s social and academic growth, but also introduces our Catholic faith through daily prayer and teachings.

Children who begin education with faithbased learning during the formative years have a stronger understanding of Christianity.

Our preschool curriculum is directly aligned with the Illinois Early Learning Standards by following Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP).

Our classes and programs are led by qualified teachers who strive to model the morals and values that are underscored in the promises you made for your children on the day of their Baptism.

Many of our preschool students transition into our highly acclaimed St. Thomas Catholic School for Kindergarten through 8th grade education.

Classes and Curriculum

3/4’s Morning Curriculum

Religion: Bible Stories, Saints, Feast Days, Traditional Catholic Prayers, Rosary, Advent & Lent, Seasonal Teachings of the Catholic Church

Math: Recognizing & Counting Numbers 120, Colors, Shapes
Introduction to the Concepts of Patterning, Sorting, Sequencing, Addition & Subtraction, and Measurements

Emergent Literacy: Story & Library Time, Zoo Phonics, Music & Finger Plays

Fine Motor Skills: Directionality, Safe Use of Writing & Cuttings Tools, Strengthening the Use of Hand/Eye Coordination

Art: Exploring Different Art Mediums, Hands on Creativity

Science: Experimentation, Exploration, and Observation

Large Motor Skills: Indoor/Outdoor Play, Gym Time, Games & Creative Movement

Social/Emotional: Coping Skills, Developmentally Appropriate Behavior, SelfRegulation, PeerAdult Communication

Afternoons:

The afternoons will consist of an additional large motor time, lunch, rest time, selfchoice centers, and an additional instructional group circle time.

The centers, activities, and group circle time will correlate and reinforce our weekly theme.

 

4/5’s Morning Curriculum

Religion: Bible Stories, Saints, Feast Days, Traditional Catholic Prayers, Rosary, Advent & Lent, Seasonal Teach- ings of the Catholic Church

Math: Recognizing & Counting Numbers 120, Colors, Shapes, Patterning, Sorting, Sequencing
Introduction to Skip Counting, Addition & Subtraction, Fractions and Measurements

Emergent Literacy: Story & Library Time, Zoo Phonics, Heggerty Phonemic Awareness, Music & Finger Plays

Fine Motor Skills: Directionality, Safe Use of Writing & Cuttings Tools, Strengthening the Use of Hand/Eye Coor- dination

Art: Exploring Different Art Mediums, Hands on Creativity Science: Experimentation, Exploration, and Observation

Large Motor Skills: Indoor/Outdoor Play, Gym Time, Games & Creative Movement

Social/Emotional: Coping Skills, Developmentally Appropriate Behavior, SelfRegulation, PeerAdult Communica- tion

Afternoons:

The afternoons will consist of an additional large motor time, lunch, rest time, STEAM centers, and an additional instructional group time.

S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) rotates between science experiments, construction with building materials, more exploration & investigation into the weekly themes, and correlating art projects.