St. Andrew's Early Education Center is committed to the spiritual, moral, intellectual, social and physical development of each child. We are focused around hands-on activities that develop sensory perception, fine and gross motor skills, listening and language skills, readiness for reading and math, self-confidence and social adjustment. By the end of their pre-k years, each student will have successfully mastered the majority of these skills and be ready to enter our kindergarten program.
St. Andrew the Apostle Parish Early Childhood Center offers a curriculum that is developmentally appropriate for the young child. A developmentally appropriate curriculum is neither teacher nor child directed but a result of interaction between teachers and child, with both contributing ideas and reacting to them to build on appealing and worthwhile themes, projects, and activities. As these are developed other ideas will catch on and be extended into a multitude in learning experiences by questions and activities initiated by children and teachers.
In developmentally appropriate classrooms, themes, project and activities emerge from brainstorming, a happening, or introduction of materials that are interconnected and flow from one to the other as children ask questions and develop new interest.
The sources of a Developmentally Appropriate Emergent Curriculum are many: