Pre School Curriculum

While attending the St. Paul Preschool program each child will be introduced to:


  • Learning the sign of the cross
  • Learning basic prayers
  • Reciting daily prayers: morning and before snack/meals
  • Introducing Bible stories
  • Attending special masses

Language Arts/Literacy

  • Alphabet Knowledge: uppercase, lowercase, and beginning sounds
  • Recognizing first and last name in print
  • Spelling first name: first with, then without a model
  • Left to Right progression
  • Parts of a book: front, back, title, author, illustrator
  • Sequencing and story retell
  • Making predictions
  • Making connections to stories read
  • Basic sight words
  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Participating in group discussion


  • Basic Shapes
  • Colors
  • Counting 1-20
  • Number recognition 1-10
  • One to one correspondence
  • Calendar
  • Sorting
  • Matching
  • Problem Solving
  • Positional Words
  • Comparisons: (more/less, bigger/smaller, etc)

Fine Motor

  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Cutting practice: proper scissor holding skills
  • Puzzles
  • Fine motor manipulatives
  • Tracing
  • Correct pencil grasp
  • Scribbling, writing, drawing, coloring

Gross Motor

  • Dancing, songs with movement
  • Climbing stairs
  • Running, skipping, hopping, galloping


  • Weather
  • Seasons
  • Basic STEM activities
  • Life Cycles
  • Health and Safety
  • Cause and effect

Social Studies

  • Holidays
  • Community Helpers

Art/Sensory exploration

  • Process art activities
  • Introduction to art mediums: paint, crayons, markers, oil pastels, etc.
  • Sensory Exploration: playdoh, shaving cream, etc.

Social/Emotional Development: All children will be encouraged to

  • Express feelings appropriately
  • Participate in positive conflict resolution
  • Increase problem-solving skills
  • Respect school environment by taking care of school and classroom materials
  • Utilize self-help/personal care skills