- To faithfully share the Gospel messages of God’s love.
- To encourage each child to develop a healthy personality and Christian values, with positive attitudes and feelings towards himself and others.
- To nurture a spirit of sharing and cooperation with others in work and play.
- To enhance the intellect with skills of listening, self-expression, self-control, independent thinking and decision making.
St. John’s Preschool admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate based on race, color, or national origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies and other school-administered programs.
Three-Year Olds – Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
*Child must be 3 before September 1st and be toilet trained
Four & Five Year Olds – Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
*Child must be 4 before September 1st and be toilet trained.
Registration information is available at our Church Office at 570-473-3770.
At the beginning of each day, each child hangs up their coat and backpack to encourage self-reliance. Free Play Time includes activities that might help refine dexterity and coordination, might offer a child perceptual stimulation, develop imagination, encourage independence, and just be fun. Teachers are available to stimulate make-believe, explain a game, get them started in play activity or just listen.
Circle Time is a group time when we talk about the theme or lessons for the day. This may be done with a story, filmstrip, flannel board, or puppet. Through discussion of stories, we work on memory skills, sequencing and expanding vocabulary. The children also learn the social skills of listening, taking turns and speaking in complete sentences. Show and Tell is done at this time.
At Snack Time, children help pass out the napkins and snack. We learn to experience new foods and learn to thank God for His gifts. We work on good manners and encourage quiet conversation.
Following snack, the class may work on a paper at this time. The 3 -year old class does mainly coloring, which enhances small motor development skills and encourages completing a task, as well as following specific directions. The 4-year old class will work in many Kindergarten readiness skills. They, too, will be working on specific concepts, following directions, developing independent thinking and problem solving skills.
One day a week we have Gym Class in our Fellowship Hall. This provides a large area to work on large motor skills with group games and activities involving balls and other equipment.
One day a week is set aside for special stories.