The St. Jerome School Early Childhood Program addresses the development of the whole child: academic, spiritual, social-emotional, and physical.
Academics in Early Childhood: students receive daily instruction from the classroom teacher in Math, Language Arts and Reading, Science, and Social Studies. Ancillary teachers provide weekly instruction in Art, Music, Physical Education, Spanish, Library, and Technology.
Spiritual Development: Religion is taught daily by a Dominican Sister, and students attend the weekly All-School Mass. St. Jerome’s Catholic identity fosters a strong foundation in the faith.
Social-Emotional Development: Social skills are actively taught and modeled at the early childhood level. All social-emotional learning is rooted in a tradition of faith.
Physical Development: Movement is an integral part of the Early Childhood program. Students have PE and recess daily. Movement is incorporated into teacher lesson plans as a method of anchoring learning. Students visit the Action Based Learning Lab at least once per week where they have the opportunity to pair purposeful movement with concepts being taught in the classroom. The Lab also allows students to move their bodies in ways that can fill in any gaps in physical development.