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TWO's Class (3 day TWTh)
Our Two's program uses the Frogstreet Toddler Curriculum that will grow right along with your child. Our curriculum offers differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all learners. Creating a hands-on learning environment, little minds have the freedom to explore the world of learning while in the comfort of a loving, nurturing and structured classroom. School days are designed with intention and purpose to move children forward in their development while also setting the ground work for school expectations in a fun, positive atmosphere.
THREE's Class (3 day TWTh OR 5 day)
Our three year old class builds on the basic skills taught in the Two's class through Author study based curriculum that centers lessons around developmental concepts and vocabulary with the use of classical children's literature. In addition to the new vocabulary, skills, and concepts that are introduced with the readings, instructional games are used to teach concrete concepts that can easily be related directly to the familiar, physical world. In this way, instruction always proceeds from the concrete to the abstract. This is all integrated with basic letter and number recognition, simple math concepts and problem solving techniques that are taught through art, science, music and discovery play. It is our mission to build a strong sense of self for our threes by encouraging responsibility and pride in their accomplishments.
FOUR's Class (3 day TWTh OR 5 day)
The Four's class will continue to set a solid foundation of readiness skills for emerging readers with the Frogstreet Pre-K Curriculum which is centered around a joyful approach to learning. Encompassing an extensive integration of theme, disciplines, and domains; Frogstreet also includes social and emotional development through techniques devised by Dr. Becky Bailey's Conscious Discipline Math in Focus, a Singapore Math Curriculum used in our Kindergarten class, aides in preparing math reasoning skills and number sense with the use of engaging hands on activities and manipulatives that inspire independent learning. Dramatic play, creative art, developing imaginations and refinement of fine motor skills are integrated into the curriculum with a focus on learning being fun.
JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN (5 day)
Our Jr. Kindergarten program is a vital step for students not quite ready to make the leap into a Kindergarten program. Based around the Montessori concept of instruction, our Jr. Kindergarten class works by creating an individualized teaching environment where students can develop skills needed to be successful in Kindergarten. Whether it be academic, gross/fine motor development, emotional maturity or attention span, Jr. Kindergarten is equipped to help each student with the gift of time and a certified instructor to assist them with growth in the area that meets their needs.
KINDERGARTEN (5 day)
A half day Kindergarten program, we hold true to the traditional values of Kindergarten without loosing the integrity of the curriculum. Abiding by the Texas Education Agency and following the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills guidelines, our Kindergartens are well prepared for whichever educational journey they take after leaving St. Francis. We use Saxon Phonics curriculum as well as whole word instruction through the use of Big Books and fundamental guided reading activities to create a well rounded reading program. Math in Focus, an authentic Singapore Math Curriculum, is a program with problem solving as the center of math learning and concepts taught with a concrete, pictorial and abstract learning progression through real-world, hands-on experiences. Supporting all the Common Core State Standards for mathematics, this program beautifully balances conceptual understanding, visual learning and problem solving. Incorporating all these factors while also holding on to our own standards of keeping Kindergarten an active learning environment, our program maintains a structured learning atmosphere that encourages creative thinking.
Our students participate in a formal chapel in our church sanctuary every TWTh (our Two's only participate in chapel on Wednesdays). Lead by our Kindergarten students, the children will learn expectations of behavior in a place of worship while also learning God's word and love for us all through prayer, music and children's bible stories.
Kindermusik classroom curriculum ABC Music and Me will be offered as a weekly class during our school day where a licensed Kindermusik professional will lead a 30 minute instructional music and movement education based for young children. Each class's curriculum will be geared toward their age group and advance as they grow through their years at St. Francis. Providing social, emotional, early language and motor skill development, Kindermusik enhances what our students are already doing in the classroom. Online access for at home use will be provided for all registered families allowing parents to enjoy free monthly activities and download the music used in the class at no extra cost.
Early Birds 7:30-8:15
We offer an early drop off service on a permanent or "as needed basis". As a permanent Early Bird, you may select the days you wish on our Financial Form at a charge of $5 per day. As a permanent Early Bird, you are charged for days you request whether or not your child is dropped off early. On an "as needed basis" parents may either call the office to make your reservation (not a drop in service) at 254-773-3009, email email@example.com or send a note with your child AT LEAST ONE DAY IN ADVANCE. Early birds on an "as needed basis" is a charge of $8 per day.
Extended Day 12:15-2:15
Our "Lunch Bunch" is offered as an Extended Day tuition providing after school care each day your child is enrolled for school (M-F or TWTh); however, some families do not have a need for every day extended care. For those families only needing our "Lunch Bunch" on select days, we have two choices:
Permanent Day A permanent drop-in reserves a spot for your child on the designated day(s) you sign up for on our Financial Form (here) at $12 a day. As a permanent drop-in, you agree to pay your drop-in days regardless if your child stays or not.
Emergency Drop-In As a convenience for our families, we offer emergency drop-in for those who only need the extended care on an occasional basis per space availability at $15 a day. Call the office to make your reservation (not a drop in service) 254-773-3009, email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a note with your child AT LEAST ONE DAY IN ADVANCE.
*Please remember to fill out a NEW Financial Form if any changes need to be made to Additional Services on a permanent basis. Thank you.*
Any questions, please call the office or email: email@example.com.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
We offer the following After School Programs: Kids Yoga, Crossfit for Kids, Dance and TOTs.
St. Francis is the host facility for these programs, children are checked out of St. Francis at the end of the school day at 2:15pm and go from Extended Care directly to their designated class. Parents may contact the programs below to register/enroll, make payments or direct any questions regarding the classes to the owners of the programs.
Currently, classes are held on the following days: Tuesdays Kids Yoga with Soulful Yoga and Crossfit for Kids with Coach Sally, TOTs (Teams of Tomorrow) with Mrs Kirbi Barbosa on Wednesdays, and Ballet/Tap Dance class with Lisa's Dance Connection and Crossfit for Kids with Coach Sally on Thursdays.
For 2017-2018 Lisa's Dance Connection will offer a 2's & 3's class on Tuesdays and 4's & 5's on Thursdays.
Each after school program runs from 2:15 - 3pm. For more information and to register for any of the programs, please click on the link below to contact the instructors....
If you are interested in St. Francis hosting your program, please contact Wendy Thibeault at firstname.lastname@example.org