Preschool Introduction

Please enjoy this video from one of our preschool teachers, Nancy Valentini, as she gives an overview of our preschool program. 

Curriculum Overview

At St. Clare of Montefalco, your child will learn how to:

  • Write their first name

  • Recognize all 26 letters (capital and lowercase)

  • Recognize and name colors

  • Count to 20

  • Write numbers 1-10

  • Clap and count syllables

  • Read 10 sight words

  • Listen to a story and retell what is was about

  • Name 2-D shapes

  • Create and complete a pattern

  • Recognize letter sounds

  • Know my birthday and address

  • Identify the first sound of a word

  • Illustrate a picture and tell a story


Daily Schedule

Our preschool day begins at 8:00 am. Half-day students are dismissed at 11:20, and full-day students are dismissed at 3:20.


8:00 - 8:30 - Children arrive and prepare their things for the day

8:30 - 9:00 - Morning meeting with prayer, question of the day,                                and more

9:00 - 9:15 - Snack

9:15 - 10:15 - Center time and small group activities

10:15 - 11:00 - Whole-group music and movement time

11:00 - 11:30 - Story time

11:30 - 12:00 - Lunch

12:00 - 12:45 - Recess

12:45 - 1:15 - Whole-group activities

1:15 - 2:30 - Rest time

2:30 - 3:00 - Small group activities

3:00 - 3:20 - Prepare for dismissal

Distance Learning

Every morning during distance learning, a video with the day's lesson and instructions was posted on Class Dojo. Each week had a new theme, such as dinosaur week and planet Earth week. Included in the daily videos was the "question of the day."


Subsequent posts for the day including downloadable worksheets, arts and crafts projects, story time videos, demonstration videos (such as science experiments), preschool-level instructional videos, and music and movement videos were posted on Class Dojo for the parents and children to use at their discretion. All activities and lessons pertained to the theme of the week. Photos of children completing the activities were shared with Ms. Sue and Ms. Nancy.

The preschool students met as a whole group once a week for a Zoom class to socialize, and individual calls between teachers and students were arranged once a week for those who desired that type of visit.


16231 Charlevoix      Grosse Pointe Park, MI      48230                (313) 647-5100

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