Welcome to Preschool at St. Martin High Ridge!
Children ages 3 to 5 years old are welcome at the St. Martin Preschool from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Prekindergarten and Early Learning classes run concurrently with the Public school program.
PREKINDERGARTEN is for children 4-5 years old. Classes focus on learning social skills, sharing and friendship building in a Christ Centered environmentas well as academic skills in pre-reading, numbers, shapes, colors and fine motor skills. An emphasis on physical fitness and motor skills will also be a part of each day. Snacks and rest time are provided. Each child will need to bring a lunch with them each day.
Goals for Prekindergarten Kids:
- Recognize the letters of the alphabet/ capitals and lower case
- Count to 20
- Recognize 6 basic shapes
- Recognize numerals 1-20
- Recognize 8 basic colors
- Recite the Pledge of Allegiance
- Recite the alphabet in order
- Recite the Days of the Week
- Play appropriately with others, sharing toys
- Wait their turn and understand line behavior
- Color with a variety of colors, following directions from teacher
- Write first and last name
- Bow heads and recite simple prayers
- Sit quietly and listen to stories
EARLY LEARNING is for children 3-4 years old. Classes will focus on fun activities, social interaction and initial introductions or reinforcements of pre-academic skills. While our Early Learners will do some of the same activities as the older students, expectations for them will be on introduction to learning and making friends. Snacks and rest time are provided. Each child will need to bring a lunch with them each day.
TUITION is $180 per month per child. With advance notice, we can arrange before and after school care. The cost is $5 per week for each additional segment. Before care can begin as early as 8 a.m. and after care students must be picked up by 4:30. Arrangements MUST be made in advance. For more information about registering your child for St. Martin Preschool, call the Church office at 636-677-5602 or send email to St.email@example.com
Qualified & Caring Lead Teacher
St. Martin UCC Pre-school is led by Mrs. Donna Goede, a Northwest High School graduate and lifelong resident of Jefferson County. Donna is retired from Northwest R-1 where she was a teacher and counselor for almost 30 years. She has degrees in Elementary Education, Guidance, Counseling & Psychology of the Young Learner; and Evaluation of Learning Needs. She is currently serving as President of the Church Council. She is also President of the Board of Directors of HIKE Fund, Inc. (Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment Fund) which provides hearing aids and other devices to hearing impaired children whose parents can not afford them.
Donna is proud a mom and grandmother. She loves to read and travel, especially to see her grandkids! She is also an avid seamstress and does sewing & alterations for others.
For more information about registering your child for St. Martin United Church of Christ Preschool, call the Church office at 636-677-5602 or send an email to St.firstname.lastname@example.org