Preschool

St. Joan of Arc Preschool

St. Joan of Arc's preschool program offers a nurturing environment, where students are encouraged to discover, engage, interact, make mistakes, and problem solve.  The program is based on the Creative Curriculum, which aligns with Early Learning Content Standards approved by the Ohio Department of Education.  We also align our curriculum with the Diocese of Toledo Preschool Standards.  We offer a developmentally appropriate, differentiated curriculum to best serve the broad range of needs and interests of emergent learners.  Our students have full use of our outdoor playground equipment, bike track, and indoor gymnasium creating a balance between activity and structured learning.

Student Activities and Special Features

-Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program
-Religion class
-Physical education
-Music education
-Art education
-SJA Library visits
-Integration of technology, utilizing our Smartboards and iPads
-Letters of the week
-Weekly themes
-Outdoor play
-Special fun days
-School clinic
- ​​​​​​Before and after school extended day program

Daily Schedule

 

 

 

The preschool day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m.  Children can attend a half-day session or remain with us all day.

8:15-8:30     Arrival/Free Choice
8:30-8:50     Circle Time
8:50-9:00     Story/Song Time
9:00-9:40     Snack and Bathroom Break
9:20-9:40     Indoor/Outdoor Play
9:40-10:00   Large Group Instruction
10:00-11:00 Centers
11:00-11:15 1/2 Day students pack up
11:15-11:30 Closing Circle
11:30-11:50 Lunch
11:50-12:10 Recess
12:10-1:00   Rest Time
1:00-1:15     Bathroom Break
1:15-1:35     Indoor/Outdoor Play
1:35-2:15     Small Group Instruction/Centers
2:15-2:30     Pack Up
2:30-2:40     Closing Circle Time
2:45              Dismissal