Our Pre-K curriculum is a balanced comprehensive curriculum that offers meaningful, developmentally appropriate instruction in the areas of Language and Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies and Social Emotional Development.
Our program provides a rich classroom environment where children are encouraged to explore and are challenged to learn though playful, purposeful, and personalized instruction.
Language & Literacy
Our language and literacy program is a literature-rich comprehensive curriculum based on purposeful play, skills-based experiences, and quality children’s literature.
Our Math units are taught through hands-on and engaging activities. Students learn through talking about math, using manipulatives, and critical thinking.
Religion will focus on what we believe; how we celebrate, live and become better disciples of Jesus Christ through our Catholic Faith. Students will learn about God’s covenants in the Old Testament and how Catholic traditions stem from those stories. It will also focus on helping students understand and integrate Catholic doctrine into their lives.
Our goal is to help students feel a strong moral foundation and make faith-based decisions, holding a deeper understanding of the liturgy and the liturgical year, and developing personal prayer and spiritual reflection. We will learn to understand more clearly our call as Catholics to live out the Church’s commitment to social justice and peace by being disciples of Christ.
Science & Social Studies
PreK science and social studies units are standards-based and encourages young learners to think “outside the box” through hands-on learning experiences. The science units focus on Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, Space, and Five Senses.
The Social Studies units focus on Rules, United States of America, Community Helpers, Maps, Cultures, & Economics.
All early childhood classes participate in weekly art classes. The visual arts program develop students skills of manipulating materials and practice in printing, drawing, cutting, collage, and painting. Students are learning art vocabulary and concepts through books songs and hand-on practice and learn the names of famous artists.
Students learn how to use the following media:
- Graphite and Colored Pencil
- Oil and Chalk Pastels
- Tempera, Watercolor and Acrylic Paints
- Paper and Fiber
- Air-dry Clay, modeling clay or paper-based
The curriculum focuses on:
- Elements of Art
- Principles of Design
- Historic and cultural connections
- Visual literacy
- Safe use of tools and materials
The Epiphany Catholic School Library is designed to meet the educational, informational, and recreational needs of all students. The library promotes an appreciation of reading, enabling students to interpret various forms of literature, in addition to strengthening their ability to access information and education resources independently and effectively. Grades PK-5 visit the Library for a lesson and checkout once a week for a 30-minute period.
Students may also, with teacher approval, visit the library throughout the week to borrow books, read, or to conduct research for class assignments. The catalog can be accessed at epiphanycatholicschool.follettdestiny.com.
All students at ECS attend music class weekly, and our music curriculum adheres to national and state standards for music education.
Our Early Childhood students practice singing, moving, instrument-playing, basic music notation, listening, evaluation, and even composing. Our students learn seasonal and liturgical music, and have several opportunities for performance throughout the year.
Physical Education (P.E.)
The goals of our Early Childhood PE program include:
- Emphasis on participation of athletic activities for enjoyment & challenge both in and out of school
- Learn fitness-related stress management techniques
- Understand how to use of peer interaction in a positive way to enhance personal self-image
- Participate in health workshops on compassion vs. empathy
Students begin their Spanish learning process through repetition of familiar vocabulary that they encounter in their everyday lives through music, movement, videos, and games.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Students focus on STEM through exploration, play, asking questions and building curiosity about the natural world and the way things work. Students learn technology using hands-on lab materials that develop science foundations for the future. Children learn applied math and gain an understanding of natural and scientific phenomena through solving engineering problems through hands on STEM lab activities.