September 15, 2014

A BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

Pre-Kindergarten Program

All Saints Pre-Kindergarten Program serves families in the Manassas, Gainesville, Bristow and Haymarket area.

Students in All Saints Catholic School’s Pre-Kindergarten Program gather together for prayer in the courtyard.

Choosing the right preschool or pre-kindergarten program for your child can be a daunting task. A strong faith-centered early learning environment can start your child on a life-long path of academic and personal success.

All Saints Catholic School’s Pre-Kindergarten Program will provide your child with the knowledge and skills needed to be academically successful within a nurturing, faith-based environment.

Serving Northern Virginia families in Manassas, Gainesville, Bristow, Haymarket and surrounding areas, our Pre-Kindergarten Program fosters the development of each child’s faith, self-esteem, creativity, and knowledge through developmentally appropriate activities. Within our Catholic community, students will learn to appreciate and act on the values of kindness, love and joy through our virtues program, positive daily interactions, worship and faith-filled activities.

Eligibility: Children must be four years of age by September 30th
Days: Monday through Thursday
Morning Session: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Afternoon Session: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Class size: 18 students with one teacher and an assistant


Accreditation
All Saints Catholic School is accredited through the Virginia Catholic Education Association in coordination with the Virginia Council for Private Education.  Additionally, the Pre-Kindergarten Program is licensed through the Virginia Department of Social Services and complies with all state and diocesan policies regarding early childhood education. In 2009, All Saints Catholic School was selected by the U.S. Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. 

All Saints Catholic School Pre-Kindergarten Program includes time for socialization and creative expression.

All Saints Prekindergarten students have fun while developing academically, spiritually, socially, creatively and emotionally.

All Saints Pre-Kindergarten Program provides:

  1. Social Development
    Children are provided with ongoing opportunities to develop their social skills. Teachers model appropriate problem-solving strategies and encourage the use of words to express thoughts and feelings. Group activities stress the importance of sharing, cooperating and helping, following directions, and negotiating.
  2. Intellectual Development
    Our hands-on approach to learning places emphasis on developing language skills through listening, reading stories and poems, rhyming, dictating stories, phonetic games, dramatic plays, drawing, journaling, and inventive spelling. Children develop cognitive and math readiness skills as they are introduced to shapes, colors, sizes, sorting, measurement, counting, and numbers. Children are encouraged to observe, interact, explore and problem-solve.
  3. Spiritual Development
    Religious studies are integrated throughout the day. Children discover God as their Father and Jesus as their friend. The children show their love to God through prayer, songs and finger plays. Children become familiar with various Saints, Bible stories, prayers, virtues, and liturgical seasons through the Pre-K Christ Our Life Series.
  4. Creative Expression
    Children are encouraged to express themselves through dramatic play, music and the use of art media. Projects are open-ended and allow for creativity and originality.
  5. Emotional Development
    Children are loved and encouraged with words of praise and positive motivation. We develop a mutually respectful relationship with each child, while creating an environment where children are happy and eager to learn.
  6. Physical Development
    Children are provided with daily opportunities to develop their motor skills. Fine motor skills are fostered through cutting, drawing, painting, manipulatives, puzzles, play-doh, etc. Large motor skills are developed through daily outdoor play including running, jumping, dancing, balancing, throwing and skipping.

Pre-Kindergarten Daily Schedule
A typical day in an All Saints Pre-Kindergarten class includes the following:

  1. Meet and greet each child, opening activity, prayer and pledge
  2. Religion
  3. Centers and project time – children use this time for play and exploration in reading, writing, home living, and block centers, and participation in special projects and theme-related activities.
  4. Listening time – children gather together as a group to enjoy books, finger-plays, songs and games that reflect our theme and letter of the week.
  5. Snack
  6. Playground and gross motor skills activities
  7. Closing story and preparation for departure

Pre-Kindergarten Registration
All Saints Pre-Kindergarten registration begins in mid-February. A non-refundable registration fee of $105 is due at the time of registration. A graduated tuition schedule exists for families with multiple children enrolled in the program. Tuition assistance may be granted to those in need.

Tour Our Facility
For additional information or to arrange a tour with the Director of our Pre-Kindergarten Program, Mrs. Caroline J. Kardaras, please contact All Saints Catholic School at (703) 368-4400. We hope to hear from you soon!
 
Note: In accordance with the law established by the Commonwealth of Virginia, proof of identity and age is required at the time of registration. The Prince William County Health Department requires that health forms with current immunizations be submitted at the beginning of each school year.

All Saints Catholic School welcomes all applicants regardless of race, sex, color, creed or ethnic origin.