Mercy’s Pre-Kindergarten follows the ADW academic standards which align vertically with the standards for the primary grades. The program provides instruction, activities, and recreation that promote physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and language development within a nurturing Catholic environment. Teachers help children discover that learning is enjoyable through songs, games, movement, arts and crafts, cooking, technology, independent play, field trips, and science experiments. Teachers also expose students to the Catholic faith through Bible stories, prayers, attending weekly mass, activities and projects based on religious holidays, and by encouraging family prayer time.
DIG: Develop, Inspire, Grow
PreK teachers use the “DIG: Develop, Inspire, Grow” curriculum from Frog Street Press to guide instruction. The curriculum is structured to balance developmentally appropriate skills with academic standards in the areas of social and emotional development, oral language, math, and literacy. Teachers supplement “DIG” with interactive centers, play stations, independent activities, and group activities that reinforce the skills presented. Teachers use assessment checklists to monitor student progress and to determine needed support or enrichment.
Fun on the Web
ABCmouse.com's reading curriculum spans the entire range of early reading, from learning the names of each letter and the sounds they represent to being able to read books, starting with a few words on a page and gradually advancing to paragraphs.
ABCya! Educational Computer Games and Apps for Kids
ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities.
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger's Grr-ific Feelings helps kids identify & express their wide range of emotions. Daniel Tiger's Grr-ific Feelings helps kids identify & express their wide range of emotions
Welcome to NickJr.com, the home of Blaze, PAW Patrol, Shimmer & Shine, and more of your preschooler's favorite shows! Kids can watch videos, play games, and interact with their Nick Jr. friends on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices.
Sesame Street on PBS Kids
Sesame Street on PBS KIDS. Play games with Elmo, Big Bird, Abby and all of your Sesame Street friends. Watch videos and print coloring pages of Murray, Grover and many more!
Find games featuring all of your favorite Universal Kids characters.
- A “learn through play” approach
- Pre-reading, math, science, art, music and movement experience
- A strong religious, social, emotional and academic foundation that nurtures the whole child
- A safe, creative environment for learning – where we celebrate the love of God and teach respect for everyone
- Meaningful tasks and activities that encourage motor skill development, interpersonal relationship and self-help skills