Sarah Smith, Director
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COME TO THE ARK!
The Ark and The Dove Preschool of Saint Denis Church has limited openings in our preschool classes. We offer a variety of preschool programs for 2-, 3-, and 4-year-old children. Our Catholic preschool program provides a wonderful faith foundation in a nurturing and stimulating early-childhood environment. Our curriculum is literature-based and teacher-created, following the NY State Pre-Kindergarten Learning Standards and the Common Core. For more information or to register your child, please call The Ark and The Dove at 845-227-5232.
We believe in nurturing the "Whole Child" in body, mind, and spirit. Children learn best in an Early Childhood Program offering hands on experiences that foster growth socially, emotionally, physically, spiritually, and cognitively. Our experienced staff will provide an educational curriculum that is suited towards school readiness, but still provides a loving, caring, warm and inviting place for children to be. We will also introduce religious education in ways that a young child can understand. A child's first and most important teachers are in the home. We believe that a "Partnership" with Parents is what makes an Early Childhood Curriculum strong.
Our Catholic Preschool program is based on the current New York State Prekindergarten Learning Standards as established by the New York State Board of Regents.
Class times for the 2016-2017 school year will be:
AM Classes: 9:00am-12:00 noon
PM Classes: 12:30-3:30pm
Three Year Old Class:
Tuesday & Thursday mornings or Monday-Wednesday-Friday afternoons.
Child must be 3 by December 1st of the current school year, and should be potty trained . Daily activities in this theme-based class include directed and open-ended activities, free play, circle time, story, literacy and math activities, songs, prayers, and snack.
Four Year Old Class:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings or Monday - Friday afternoons.
Child must by 4 by December 1st of the current school year and potty trained. This program is a continuation of the basic tenets of the Three year old program with a strong emphasis on the New York State Education Departments Prekindergarten Learning Standards. Our theme-based pre-k curriculum includes circle time, literacy and math activities, development of writing, letter and number recognition, story, songs, prayers, snack, and outside play.
2 Day Toddler 2's:
AM Classes: 9:15-10:45 am
PM Classes: 12:30-2:00 pm
The Child must be 2 by December 1st of the current school year and each child must be accompanied by a participating adult. Through a consistent and structured daily routine, in a warm and nurturing environment, they will begin to understand what it is to be like in a preschool program. Daily activities include gross motor, fine motor and sensory activities as well as an interactive circle time, music, story time, prayer, and snack.