St. Peter’s Kindergarten offers a full-day experience that provides developmental programs which stimulate and encourage children to grow in awareness and develop to their fullest potential. Students entering St. Peter’s Kindergarten must be 5 years of age on or before August 1 of the upcoming school year.
The full-day St. Peter’s Kindergarten program can include either (a) a full day in the St. Peter’s Kindergarten program itself or (b) a combination of a half day of St. Peter’s Montessori Kindergarten plus a half day in the St. Peter’s Kindergarten program.
Children will enjoy a full-day experience that will complement and promote their learning through hands-on experiences with small and whole group activities. The program is centered on the educational objectives set forth by the Diocese of Toledo which includes language arts/reading, math, science, social studies, health and religion. The program also includes art, music, physical education and computer classes, all taught by specialists.
Reliable research-based studies report that:
- Children in full-day programs have higher achievement test scores on all core academics.
- Full-day programs exhibit more independent learning, classroom involvement, and productivity in work with peers.
- Full-day kindergarteners are more than twice as likely as half-day kindergarteners to reach grade levels without repeating a grade.
- Full-day kindergarten students have more time and opportunity to play with language development, explore subjects in depth, and have more interactions with the teacher.
- Children’s knowledge of early literacy concepts increases during full-day programs with improved students’ reading achievement for the next four years as a result.
For more information, please call elementary school principal, Mrs. Madalyn Bauer, at 419-524-2572.