Learning is a lifelong process and your child’s first year in a structured setting is a very important time. During this year attitudes and habits develop that will remain with your child throughout his/her life. Since parents are the primary educators of their children, we ask you to work closely with us so that the experience is a positive one for all.
At Holy Family, we feel strongly that our task is to encourage and enhance the development of the whole child. This means we provide activities that develop the mind, body, and spirit. We listen, sing, dance, write, cook, recite, make friends, pray, and PLAY. Play is the way a young child learns best. Through organized group and individual activities, we will strive to help each other discover his/her God given gifts and develop to his/her fullest potential.
When you enter our Pre-K classes, you will find fully engaged children. Four-year-olds do not sit in desks. They are not usually quiet. Expect to hear talking and laughing and see children moving and interacting with their friends and teachers. Embrace it!
What can you do at home to help? You can maintain an open relationship with your child’s teacher. Be informed about school events by reading classroom newsletters, looking for the Friday folder, and checking the school’s website often. Read with you child daily to encourage a love of books and reading. Ask your child about his/her day. Instead of asking, “What did you do today?” ask these questions:
What did your ears hear?
What did your hands do?
What did your eyes see?
Did your teacher read any good books?
How did you follow Jesus?
Did you fill someone’s bucket?