PreKindergarten Curriculum

Children learn through play. What looks like play to adults is active learning by children.

At Santa Catalina, we have a strong belief in creating a PreKindergarten program that is balanced and child-centered. Our program offers children many opportunities for free exploration, as well as plenty of exposure to structured direct instruction and guided learning. Our teachers pay close attention to each child’s social development as our youngest Cougars explore their new environment at Santa Catalina.

Children applying to PreKindergarten must turn 4 years old by July 15 of their enrollment year.

Watch the video below to learn how our PreK teachers bring their lessons to life in the classroom!

Full day option

Students have the option to attend PreKindergarten for a half day or a full day five days a week. Students enrolled in the full day program participate in fun, thematic, and interactive learning. The specially designed curriculum gives students the opportunity to delve deeper into the academic areas covered in the morning session by continuing their learning adventures through science, math, music, and movement. We especially enjoy this time with our students as they learn to create tasty recipes, partake in Readers Theater, explore science and nature, and express themselves through individual and group art projects.

A boy and girl working on a project with glue stick and scissors.
PreK students pretending to work at a pumpkin store.

Our curriculum

Boy holding chalkboard that says "sock"