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Get Set for School Curriculum
Get Set for School is an award–winning Pre-K curriculum. It is developmentally appropriate and designed so that all children can thrive and build a strong foundation for kindergarten. Get Set for School curriculum includes three complete programs:
  • Readiness & Writing
  • Language & Literacy
  • Numbers & Math
Readiness & Writing
This program incorporates child-friendly teaching strategies, such as using music and movement, to bring lessons to life,  and multisensory manipulatives to build fine and gross motor skills. The readiness and writing lessons teach body awareness, cooperation, taking turns, listening, crayon grip, drawing, building, letter and number recognition, and capital letter and number formation.
Physical development and social/behavioral skills are particularly important in Pre-K. Children need to develop both fine and gross motor skills to be able to write. All of these skills are critical to age-appropriate emotional and social development and future academic performance.
Language & Literacy
This program actively teaches syllables, names and sounds of letters, words linked to content, new words, spoken language, how to respond to simple questions, and how to have discussions and share ideas.
The program focuses on building rich vocabulary so that children can learn a word’s meaning and begin to understand the network of concepts that goes with it. Children also learn the difference between drawing and writing, associate books with reading, read environmental print, and ultimately, learn the many benefits of early reading and writing. Children also learn to identify letter symbols, both capital and lowercase, by letter names. They learn how these “symbols” work together to form printed words and how printed words relate to spoken language.
Numbers & Math
This program uses playful manipulatives, music, and rhymes. It teaches counting, comparisons, spatial awareness, patterning, sequencing, matching, sorting, problem-solving, and even Pre-K geometry skills.
The program helps students build number sense right from the start. Students play with real objects and test their ideas so that math becomes meaningful to them. Children also develop oral language that helps them learn about and express math concepts.
Overall, these potentially complex subjects will be broken down into simpler tasks that build upon what children already know. In this way, they can master skills one step at a time as they build lifelong learning habits.
Seeds – What the Church Believes and Teaches
The Sunday Gospel message creates the foundation for preschoolers to begin a lifetime of learning about their faith. Concepts are introduced simply and powerfully. Our faith-based approach encourages family involvement through make-and-do projects that match the preschoolers’ skills.