St. Bernard’s provides a loving, Christian environment in which children develop basic learning skills and express themselves creatively. Classes begin in the middle of August and run through the third week of May. We follow the Jenks Public School’s calendar for holidays and snow days. Morning activities include group sharing experiences and individual activities in learning centers. Children participate in stories, songs, finger play, art and outdoor recreation. Child assessments for our 3 and 4-year old classes are done twice a year. Our three-day program is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Hours of operation are 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Two-year olds will have daily activities which include group time, art, and outdoor play. There is a strong focus on gross and fine motor activities. Children will learn colors, shapes, and begin to count from one to ten. Language development is achieved through finger play, songs, stories, and conversations related to their experiences. Children will begin potty training.
Three-year old daily activities include art, play centers, group time, outdoor play, stories, games and one-on-one work with the teacher. Language development is encouraged through songs, stories, rhymes, word games, and hands-on experiences. Children must be fully potty trained and able to visit the bathroom with limited supervision.
Four-year old activities include art, group time, learning centers, stories, games and one-on-one work with the teacher. There is an introduction to the writing of letters and numbers. Colors and shapes are reinforced also. Self-esteem is developed through the building of socialization skills. Fours will take the primary role in the Christmas program. Children must be fully potty trained and able to visit the bathroom with limited supervision.
St. Bernard’s offers extra programs on a periodic basis. These include visits from the fire department and an eye check from Visivans. Two field trips are also offered during the year if it is possible. There are two weekly special programs. Bible lessons are taught in the classes on a daily basis. We recognize and celebrate most holidays during the year. The students will present a Christmas program for their families. We have a Mother’s Day Tea for our moms in May. We also have a graduation ceremony for our four-year old class.
St. Bernard’s staff, most of whom have education degrees as well as years of experience, are very dedicated to their students and their profession. Teachers attend CPR and first aid training and are required to attend workshops for continuing education. Individual class newsletters and or calendars are sent home each month to maintain open communication. Parents and teachers work together as partners in each child’s education.
One teacher to 8 students for the 2-year old and 3-year old classes. One teacher to 12 students in our 4-year old class.
Three’s and Four’s: $275/month