Specific Preschool Information
St. Catherine Preschool operates within St. Catherine School and is licensed by the Department of Human Services and accredited by WASC and WCEA. A copy of the current operating license is posted in the preschool classroom. Operational and administrative policies for preschool are consistent with those for St. Catherine School. Any policies not found in this section will be found in corresponding sections of this handbook.
St. Catherine Preschool provides developmentally appropriate experiences that meet the needs of our children, promoting physical, social, emotional, cognitive and spiritual growth in a Catholic environment preparing children for a successful transition to kindergarten. Students work in a “prepared environment” which allows self-directed learning to take place. Teachers introduce new materials and information in group circle time as well as on an individual basis. Instruction in music, art, physical education and computer science are provided.