St. Anastasia Catholic School

629 Glen Flora Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085
Academics » Early Childhood Program

Early Childhood Program

Philosophy and Goals

Using a Cognitive Based Philosophy, we believe that Preschool (3 - 4 years old) children are inherently inquisitive about themselves and the world around them. It is intrinsic to their nature to engage in discovery, creativity and learning.  We believe that children do this best through active involvement in the learning experience.  Our goal is to provide a warm, nurturing and stimulating Christian environment in which these natural tendencies can flourish. Children are encouraged to ask questions and try new activities.  We believe that children learn best when parents and teachers work together and support each other.

Preschool Overview

  • Thematic-based learning using the Cognitive Based Philosophy
  • Daily curriculum includes:  reading and writing readiness using the Happily Ever After program, Math and Science
  • Enhanced curriculum including:  Art, Music, Spanish, Gym and Library
  • Structured primary teachings of the Catholic faith, including prayers and weekly mass attendance
  • Dramatic playtime
  • Opportunities to interact with children of different ages in the school
  • Outdoor recess on private, secure playground area
  • Full or Half-Day programs to suit your child's readiness
  • Snack time and nap time (all day program)
  • Parent participation opportunities
  • Full time Aide

For more information regarding our Pre-Kindergarten class, check our page for Mrs. Flament, our teacher.