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Early Childhood_Philosophy and Mission

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Welcome!

Our Lady of Victory Early Childhood Program was created to provide quality Kindergarten preparation within a loving and nurturing leaning environment. We believe each child possesses unique gifts to help them succeed in their educational journey. Our program strives to provide an academic foundation by fostering creativity, a joy of learning, and the early life skills that will follow them through their life long learning experience! 

Our teachers have had years of experience with our little ones and possess the attributes of professionalism, active family involvement in the home-school connection and the ability to meet the individual needs of the children within a warm and nurturing environment.  Team teaching, creative lessons and whole-life experiences will serve to enrich your child's life.

Our Mission

We offer a flexible program for both 3 & 4 year olds:    
         
     5 days a week - Monday - Friday    
     3 days a week - Monday - Wednesday - Friday    
     2 days a week - Tuesday & Thursday    
         
     Hours for both sessions:  8:00 am -  2:00 pm  or     
                                                  8:30 am - 11:30 am     
         
     After School care available every day from 2:00pm - 4:30pm  
               


Pre K 3 Teachers: Mrs. Debbie Clements   and Courtney Degnan

               Teacher  Aides:  Mrs. Susan Martin

                                            Ms. Molly McGrath 

 

Pre K 4 Teacher: Mrs. Filly Fitzgerald


               Teacher Aides:  Mrs. Jean Bonelli

                                          Mrs. Rosemary Ferracane

 

Pre K 4 Teacher: Ms. Tiffany Crownover

               Teacher Aides:  Mrs. Jennifer Collins                      

Our teachers have had years of experience with our little ones and possess the attributes of professionalism, active family involvement in the home-school connection and the ability to meet the individual needs of the children within a warm and nurturing environment.  Team teaching, creative lessons and whole-life experiences will serve to enrich your child's life.

 

Testimonials from Parents:

  • Our Lady of Victory Early Childhood Program has provided our daughter a loving and nurturing environment where her social and academic needs have been met beyond our expectations. Her teachers are the most genuine and caring individuals that we have ever met.  We are looking forward to sending our son to Our Lady of Victory in a few years.

  • These days with both parents out in the work force, it’s comforting to know that your child is being nurtured in a safe, friendly atmosphere where they are learning and building confidence. The OLV Early Childhood Program has given my child the foundation to move forward and be a self-confident student as he moves forward in his school years. The teachers and staff at OLV are more than educators; they are friends and confidants.  Any parent looking for a safe, friendly atmosphere for their child to learn “OLV is the Place to be.”

  • Our Lady of Victory Early Childhood is a great place to enroll your child for pre-kindergarten education.  We now have our third child enrolled in the preschool program, and have nothing but positive things to say.  From the songs and crafts that follow your kids home to the holiday and star of the day celebrations...our children love OLV!   The teachers and staff are so welcoming and make you feel confident that your child is in a great place and getting well prepared for Kindergarten!

 


3 Year Old Curriculum

 

English/Language Arts
  • Pre-Writing: Letter activities (tracing letters,
  •   letter assembly)
  • Name recognition
  • Beginning name (recognition and writing)
  • Use of different writing tools (pencils, crayons, markers)
 
Math
  • Indentifying Shapes
  • Recognizing numbers 1 to 10
  • Counting numbers 1-20
  • Simple patterns
  • Matching
  • Graphing (weather, favorite colors)
 
Science
  • Learn about the five senses
  • Discovery
  • Work with materials of a variety of textures
  • Weather and Seasons
 
Health
  • Eating healthy
  • Food groups
  • Health awareness (hand washing, teeth brushing)
 
Socialization
  • Learning to play well with others/sharing
  • Working as a team; respecting others
  • Participation in classroom activities
  • (music, groups, calendar circle)
  • Learning to play games and taking turns
 
Social Awareness
  • Daily gratitude
  • Diversity
  • Celebrations and holidays
 
Gross and Fine Motor Skills
  • Fine: completing puzzles, cutting, tracing,
         building with blocks, lacing, buttoning
  • Gross: running, jumping, galloping and
         playing ball
 
Methods
  • Learn one letter per week (upper & lower)
  • Silent reading
  • Reading aloud
  • Story telling
  • Learning centers
  • Use of manipulatives
  • Music
  • Daily table activities
  • Classroom discussion
  • Outside play
  • Dramatic play

4 Year Old Curriculum

 
English/Language Arts
  • Recognize first & last name
  • State phone numbers & address
  • Write first name with proper capitalization
  • Recognize and write letters of the alphabet
  • Become familiar with letter/sound correspondence
  • Understand the difference between upper and lower case letters
 
Math
  • Recognition of shapes
  • Recognition numbers 1 - 20
  • Use ordinal numbers first through tenth
  • Determine which group has more or less
  • Simple patterns
  • Matching
  • Graphing (weather, favorite colors, etc.)
 
Science
  • Learn about the five senses
  • Discovery
  • Work with materials of a variety of textures
  • Weather and Seasons
 
Socialization
  • Appropriate play with peers
  • Using a friendly voice
  • Sharing materials/toys
  • Turn taking
 
Health
  • Eating healthy
  • Food groups
 
  • Health awareness
 
Social Awareness
 
  • Daily gratitude
  • Diversity
  • Celebrations and holidays
 
Motor Skills
  • Fine: cutting, holding pencil correctly, coloring,
          tracing, writing names, letters and numbers
  • Gross: running, jumping, galloping and
         playing ball
 
Methods
  • Learn one letter per week (upper & lower)
  • Silent reading
  • Reading aloud
  • Story telling
  • Learning centers
  • Use of manipulatives
  • Music
  • Daily table activities
  • Classroom discussion
  • Outside play
  • Dramatic play