Arts & Environment
Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA)
Loaves & Fishes
Religious Education Advisory Committee (REAC)
Knights of Columbus
Adult Faith Formation Committee
Loss of Spouse
Children's Shopping Spree
School Advisory Committee (SAC)
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Funeral Lunch Ministry
Home and School Association
Seasonal Item Collections
Senior Care Ministry
Parish Pastoral Council
St. John's Annual Super Sale
Pastoral Care Commission
Easter Egg Hunt
Early Childhood Faith Formation
St. John's School Jubilee 2017
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Sick and Homebound
We Care Weekend
Child Care for Events
Elementary Youth Faith Formation
Growing Through Loss
Holy Family Prayer Group
Vacation Bible School and SON Days
Depression Support Coalition
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
Sewing Baptism Gowns
Cultural Outreach Committee
Parish Resource Guide
Essential Piece Invitation
We believe that play is the work of young children and that toys are the tools children use to develop their many skills and abilities.
Our environment is designed to stimulate play, intellectual development, risk taking, social interaction, physical development, language proficiency, spatial perspective, and a respect for Catholic values.
CURRICULUM GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Steppingstones Preschool has a well-planned, child-oriented curriculum focused on learning through creativity. We believe in teaching each and every child to reach their potential as they become leaders of our communities. We feel that curriculum development is an on-going process to meet the needs of your child. Each month themes are introduced in your child’s classroom and divided into specific weekly programs and daily projects. Teachers develop lesson plans based upon the following learning objectives: emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual and physical development. The emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual and emotional progress of each child will be documented in their record and reported to the parents during conferences that are offered 2 times per year.
1. To promote emotional development:
2. To promote intellectual development:
3. To promote social development:
4. To promote spiritual development:
5. To promote physical development:
CHILDREN HAVE DAILY ACCESS TO THE FOLLOWING INTEREST AREAS
QUIET ACTIVITIES A TEACHER MAY USE
ENERGETIC ACTIVE ACTIVITIES A TEACHER MAY USE
Any of the above may be teacher directed or may be initiated by the wants of the children.
Although, Steppingstones curriculum is developed with multiculturalism in mind, it is our policy that parents need to inform us if their child (because of their beliefs) may not participate in certain activities or partake of the food being served. We encourage children and their families to share their cultural background with us. This can allow us to incorporate learning activities based on the needs of all children in our program.
Although our classrooms are self-contained, we also use portions of the larger school environment, such as the church, gym, lunchroom, playground and library. We encourage and allow for spontaneous activities, which come about naturally. Whenever possible, staff responds to individual inquiries and interests and attempts to encourage further learning both for that child and for others who might share in the discovery.
SAMPLE HALF- DAY SCHEDULE
9:00-9:25 Sign-In, Prayer, Calendar
9:30-10:30 Guided Table Activities/Free Choice Time
10:35-10:55 Bathroom Break/Snack
11:00-11:25 Large Muscle/Outdoor Play
11:30-11:45 Story/Activity Board/Dismissal
Monday: Music - 9:30-10:00
Wednesday: Library - 9:30-9:50
Friday: Gym - 11:00-11:30
This program plan will be evaluated annually in writing by a staff person qualified as a teacher by Rule 3. It will be developed further if so needed.
This program plan is available to parents upon request.