2-Year-Old Class (3-Day)
Our Two's classes use a play-based curriculum that grows alongside your child. Our curriculum offers differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all learners. Creating a hands-on learning environment, your child has the freedom to explore the world of learning in the comfort of a loving, nurturing and structured classroom. School days are intended to move children forward in their development while also setting the groundwork for school expectations in a fun, positive atmosphere.
3-Year-Old Class (3-Day or 5-Day)
Our Three's classes build on the skills taught in the Two's classes through study-based lessons centered around developmental concepts and learning vocabulary. It is our mission to build a strong sense of self for our threes by encouraging responsibility and pride in their accomplishments. Vocabulary, skills, and concepts are introduced through the use of classical children's literature. Instructional games are used to teach concrete concepts easily related to the real world. This is all integrated with basic letter and number recognition, simple math concepts, and problem solving techniques taught through art, science, music and discovery play.
4-Year-Old Class (3-Day or 5-Day)
Our Four's classes blend dramatic play, creative art, imagination, and refinement of fine motor skills to set a solid foundation for emerging readers with the curriculum centered around a joyful approach to learning. Encompassing an extensive integration of theme, disciplines, and domains, our teachings include social and emotional development through techniques devised by Dr. Becky Bailey's Conscious Discipline Math in Focus. This program fosters math reasoning and number sense by using engaging, hands-on activities and manipulating them to inspire independent learning. Dr. Bailey's program is also used in our Kindergarten class.
Junior Kindergarten Class (5-Day)
Our Jr. Kindergarten class is a vital step for students not quite ready to make the leap into a Kindergarten program. A transitional time of instruction, our Jr. Kindergarten class creates an environment where students can develop skills needed to be successful in Kindergarten. Utilizing a certified instructor, our Jr. Kindergarten class helps each student grow in their areas of need, whether it be academic, gross/fine motor skills development, emotional and social maturity or attention span.
Kindergarten Class (5-Day)
Our Kindergarten class is a half-day program abiding by the Texas Education Agency and following the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills guidelines, preparing our students for whichever educational journey they take after leaving St. Francis. The program uses Saxon Phonics curriculum, whole word instruction using Big Books, and fundamental guided reading activities to create a well-rounded reading program.
Dr. Becky Bailey's Conscious Discipline Math in Focus program centers on problem solving and teaching math concepts with a concrete, pictorial and abstract learning progression through real-world, hands-on experiences. This program supports all of the Common Core State Standards for mathematics, while also balancing conceptual understanding, visual learning and problem solving.