Why 4K at Saint Joseph Catholic School?
Saint Joseph Catholic School’s 4K provides an ideal balance of learning, development and play for our youngest students.
Our 4K combines traditional educational values with current best practices in early childhood education, ensuring your child is growing their social, cognitive, spiritual, emotional, gross and fine motor skills. Each child receives individualized attention, with the majority of classroom activities taking place in small groups and learning centers. This focused approach allows our exceptional 4K educators to best assess the individual needs of your child. While the highest-quality of education is delivered, it’s done so with an emphasis on learning through play, be it singing, dancing, painting, hands-on games and show-and-tell. The children are also given time to reenergize with the always-important afternoon nap and quiet time!
While a strong curriculum is vital to a thriving educational experience, it’s only half of the story at Saint Joseph. Our goal is to help your child build a strong character and sense of self, even at the earliest age. We aim to foster a sense of community, and work together to accomplish common goals, especially related to behavior. It’s also important for us to provide an open door to parents and siblings. Throughout the year, we invite family and special friends to join us as a “Mystery Reader.” It’s such fun guessing who will be reading to our class family. Our class mascot, Joseph the Sheep, takes turns going home with families on the weekends, helping to nurture a sense of responsibility in our students as they chronicle their adventures together.
We extend our sense of community beyond the classroom. From collecting Christmas toys for the children at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital to inviting our brave firefighters in to speak to the children, we stress the importance of giving back, being kind, having a servant’s heart and being a positive example to others. In support of those efforts, practicing our faith on a daily basis is at the heart and center of everything we do. The children learn traditional prayers and songs, attend Mass every Friday, and have the opportunity to practice their faith at an early age.
At Saint Joseph, 4K provides a strong foundation for the years ahead. The growth the children experience in this year alone is extraordinary and a testament to the wonderful educators at our school.
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