Welcome to Pre-Kindergarten!
Mrs. Violy David
Mrs. David comes to us from The Perkins School where she taught art, character education, and drama. Mrs. David brings a wealth of educational insight from teaching and dramatic arts experiences in the Philippines as well as Perkins. She inspires all with her kind and thoughtful personality. Her experience spans 23 years.
A longtime member of St. Matthew Parish, Mrs. David also leads the Children's Liturgy of the Word at the 9:00 AM Mass.
We’d love you to join us in our Pre-K classroom! Our teacher, Mrs. David, came to us from the acclaimed Perkins Preschool.
St. Matthew School’s Pre-K truly prepares your child for Kindergarten. We focus on the emotional development of your 4 or 5-year-old – listening, cooperating, sharing, following directions and simple rules. We want each child to feel secure, self-confident and independent.
Our curriculum covers: Alphabet and Numbers; Colors and Shapes; My Family and Home; Native Americans and Pilgrims; Our Community and Its Helpers; Our Senses; Nursery Rhymes and The Seasons.
What’s a typical day or week like? Check out our schedule, but here’s an overview of just some of the great things we do:
*Circle time: Sharing ideas, plans, observations which helps expand attention spans, stimulate thinking and enrich social skills
*Fine-motor skills: Puzzles, beads, laces, pegboards, crayons and scissors, which help hand-eye coordination
*Dramatic play and free play
*Religion: We begin and end each day with prayer and pray before snack and lunch
*Music: Songs and rhymes, which reinforces language and listening
*Science: Exploring Our Body, Plants, Air, Magnets, Weather, Habitats, Environment, Ecology, Dinosaurs, Farm Animals, Zoo Animals
*Math: Estimating, Sequencing, Patterning, Graphing, Counting forwards and backwards, Recognizing and naming numerals, Recognizing colors and shapes
*Blocks, which teach shape and size, number skills, balance, organization, cause and effect, and creativity
*Pre Reading: Learning to listen, sitting quietly, enjoying literature, telling our own experiences, distinguishing between likes and dislikes, rhyming, sequencing actions
*Health and Safety: Promoting good manners, respecting others, healthy and safe habits
*Social Studies: Exploring the family, school, community and world