Our Lady of Grace Offers a Half-Day and Full-Day preschool environment, Monday through Friday. Both programs begin at 8:00 a.m. The half-day program dismisses at 11:30 and the full-day program dismisses at 3:00. Children in the full-day program have lunch, naptime, and recess.
Morning Meeting: activities includes a welcome to school song, prayer, and Pledge of
Snack: a nutritious snack is provided with milk or juice.
Calendar Math:provides real-life opportunities to use math concepts such as time, counting, patterns, number recognition and verbal/visual correspondence.
Reading Centers: includes letter from the teacher, read alouds and science and social study activities introduced in “mini-lessons.”
Literacy Centers: - small group activities that focus on letter sounds, letter recognition,
rhyming and other pre-reading skills.
Math Centers: - small group activities focusing on patterning, numbers, verbal/visual
correspondence, shapes and sorting.
Lunch, Rest, Recess: Children attending the half-day program will be picked up by their parents before lunch. Full day students will have lunch and an afternoon rest time.
Poetry Time: a large group activity using poetry to focus on pre-reading skills.
Religion: in large group the students learn more about God and His love for us.
Snack: nutritious snack provide with juice.
Centers: students are invited to play individually or in small groups at area through.
Registration and Enrollment
Children entering preschool must be three years of age as of September 1. A copy of a child's birth certificate must be presented when registering a child. Children are required by law to have a current physical examination.
Our Lady of Grace currently has two preschool classrooms which are taught by a Teacher and Classroom Aide, who are certified by the State of Illinois, Department of Education.
For more information about the Preschool Program, please contact us to schedule your tour!