Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten


The purpose of Preschool and PreK is to teach the fundamental building blocks that a child will need to continue successfully in the school years ahead. Our Preschool and PreK programs cover all aspects of child development (physical, motor, emotional, social, language, and cognitive development).

Holy Family Catholic School’s Preschool and PreK are academic and rigorous, but also focused on “learning through play.”  We have centers where a child can explore, interact with others, use manipulatives, and just have fun.  The Preschool/PreK classroom is a place where all children are loved, protected, and enjoyed.

The 2019-2020 schedule:

PreKindergarten (4 years old on or before September 1st)

  • Base Program: Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Optional Add On Program:  Tuesday/Thursday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Preschool (3 years old on or before September 1st, potty trained)

  • Base Program:  Tuesday/Thursday, 8 a.m.-11:25 a.m.
  • Optional Add On Program:  Tuesday/Thursday, 11:25 am-3:00 pm

Religion

  • Loyola Press, God Made the World
  • Morning Opening in the Commons, where we listen to a scripture reading, pray, rejoice, and learn fun upbeat Christian songs
  • Monthly Rosary in the gym with the whole student body
  • Weekly Mass at Communion time to receive a blessing
  • Students learn basic prayers
  • Saint of the Month, with at least 5-8 facts about the Saint
  • Stories from the Children’s Bible
  • Visits to The Renaissance Assisted Living Facility
  • 4th Grade Buddies

Mathematics

  • Origo Math, Stepping Stones
  • Recognizing numbers 0-20
  • Counting
  • One-to-one correspondence
  • Shape recognition
  • Matching
  • Sorting

Language Arts

  • Scott Foresman, Reading Street PreK Series
  • Weekly story, vocabulary words, and songs
  • Letter of the Week
  • Letter of Week booklet with pictures and words
  • Handwriting without Tears

Science

  • Daily weather check
  • Space Theme
  • Ocean Theme

Social Studies

  • Classroom rules & procedures
  • School rules & procedures
  • Thanksgiving – Pilgrims and Native Americans
  • Community Outreach

Field Trips

  • Cute as a Bug Petting Zoo
  • Prairie Home Farm Pumpkin Patch and farm animals
  • The Renaissance Assisted Living Facility (walking)/Halloween costume parade
  • Spokane Valley Mall Cinemas (annual field trip)
  • Cabala’s (Scavenger Hunt)

Monthly Themes

  • September:  On the Farm
  • October:  Pumpkins and Bats
  • November:  The First Thanksgiving
  • December:  The Holy Family/Christmas
  • January:  Under the Sea
  • February/March: A Trip to Outer Space
  • April:  Occupations and Transportation
  • May/June:  Going Camping

Parties/Celebrations

  • Halloween
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • Space Theme Party
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Mardi Gras
  • Ocean Theme Party
  • End of Year Party

Specials

  • Library – once a week
  • Music – once a week
  • PE – once a week
  • Character Education – once a week
  • Computer Lab – when appropriate

Kindergarten

In kindergarten, children begin to become active seekers of knowledge as well as independent and creative thinkers. Our kindergarten program encourages children to explore their emerging interests and skills, to appreciate literature, refine oral expression, build problem-solving skills, develop number sense, and learn to build community with their peers.  

Elementary School

We provide differentiated academic instruction for each child by providing opportunities for emotional, social, physical, and intellectual growth. Weekly visits to the library, the computer lab, music, character, and physical education classes enrich the education of the whole child—spirit, mind, and body.