Our Preschool (PS) program plants the seed of a lifetime of learning rooted in joy. We nurture each child’s developmental, emotional, and social growth while helping develop emergent interests and foster independence using play as our educational foundation. Using an adaptive and responsive curriculum, we introduce language, math, science, and social skills in a logical, natural sequence to promote learning one step at a time.

With clear objectives in mind, teachers plan an engaging curriculum that includes strategies to enhance the learning of all children in a group, as well as each child as an individual. We create a warm, caring, and joyful learning environment where play reinforces the many skills we learn and practice each day. 

As we teach the whole child, the Preschool experience includes music instruction, motor development through movement, library, religion, garden exploration, and exposure to Spanish through the different enrichment classes. 

Students who turn three years old by September 1 are eligible to enroll in our Preschool program.

Preschool Curriculum

List of 5 items.

  • Language Arts & Literacy

    Verbal communication is of primary importance in daily interaction. In our family-style group gatherings, students are encouraged to listen, respond and interact politely and engagingly. 
    Daily composition journals allow for students’ thoughts, interests, and feelings to be expressed through drawings, dictation, and writing.
    Pencil grip development includes vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines, circles, name writing (upper and lower case) and numbers.
    As a literature-rich environment, we provide students with a variety of books, current events, and storytelling. Through written, verbal and social language, students will be able to make sense of print, media and phonologic awareness.
  • Mathematics & Science

    The integration of math and science in daily experiences create a wealth of learning opportunities. Students will count to 50 by ones and tens while using math concepts such as “more than,” “less than,” and “equal to” in connection with local environmental materials like shells, pine cones, rocks, beach glass, and sand.
    Patterning, sorting, seriation, and measuring skills are encouraged through beading, cooking and science experiments. Further exploration is fostered through nature walks, animal visitors and the All Saints’ Organic Garden.
  • Art & Music

    The children explore art and music in an open-ended creative format. A multitude of media including paint, pencils, pens, crayons, chalk, wire, glue, scissors, collage, lacing and recycled and found materials provide endless inspiration. The use of music in the classroom develops a child’s individuality through sound, song, rhythm and movement. Music materials, singing and dancing are incorporated daily as well as a weekly music class.
  • Dramatic Play

    Children are natural observers of our world. Providing them with opportunities to express and role play allows for imagination, creativity, language and social development. Costumes, baby dolls and household materials create the basis in our classroom for open-ended play.
  • Physical Environment

    The Preschool indoor environment supports a home-like atmosphere while using natural lighting, music and familiar materials found in your child’s own home. It is important for every student to feel comfortable in their learning environment to foster knowledge, creativity and social interactions.
    Our outdoor environment supports gross motor abilities through easel painting, large block building, nature walks, trikes and science exploration. Outdoor activities constitute at least an hour of our daily schedule. Indoors and outdoors, our students are engaged in learning, exploring, and growing!

Proud to have been voted again
2020 Best Preschool
by the readers of Monterey Bay Parent Magazine!
 

PRESCHOOL

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Sarah Grannis

    Ms. Sarah Grannis 

    Preschool & Pre-K After Care
  • Photo of Nancy Baker

    Mrs. Nancy Baker 

    Preschool Teacher
  • Photo of Samantha Reidy

    Mrs. Samantha Reidy 

    Preschool Teacher

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All Saints Day School

8060 Carmel Valley Road
Carmel, CA 93923
831-624-9171
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All Saints Day School, in Carmel, CA, is the only independent, private school on the Monterey Peninsula that focuses solely on educating students in Preschool through Grade 8, and has been doing so, with a reputation for excellence, since 1961.

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS
All Saints Day School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.