PreSchool Mrs. Halvorson

St. Mary Early Childhood Program is designed to

provide a stimulating growth experience in a safe,

nurturing environment and to promote the development

of each child to his/her fullest potential through an

education program permeated with Christian spiritual

values. Children are encouraged to develop their own

uniqueness and abilities. An atmosphere is created to

encourage and promote cooperation, sharing, respect,

independence, and caring. Parent communication and

involvement are frequent and ongoing.


St. Mary School offers Early Childhood programs

for children ages 3 and 4 years old and kindergarten.

Rising Stars PreSchool is for children age 3 by September

15 of the enrolled school year. Parents can choose a half

day 3-day or a 2-day weekly program. Classes are from

8:10 a.m. - 11:08 a.m. A teacher and an associate work with each

class. Tuition assistance is available.


Rising Stars children will:


  • Learn how to cooperate in a classroom

         community through informal play

  • Experience activities in the areas of art,

         music, and drama

  • Follow simple directions
  • Engage in hands-on experiences with a

         variety of materials

  • Build listening skills through finger plays,

         songs, and stories

  • Express wants and needs and work out

         problems with words

  • Develop gross motor skills with an array

         of indoor and outdoor activities

  • Use sorting games and manipulatives
  • Explore different media to develop small

         motor skills