Preschool Program
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Preschool Program

Our preschool students discover and refine their learning styles, through a variety of techniques. We are aligned with Illinois Early Learning Standards and the Diocese of Rockford, with our goal being to provide an engaging environment where children feel safe and comfortable and where they can grow and learn both academically and spiritually. 

Our approach to child development is simple-provide a nurturing environment where kids can grow.  We open the door to opportunities for them to discover, create, manipulate, absorb, interact and explore.

Schedule Options

    • Three-Year-Old: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 8:30-11:30 
    • Four-Year-Old: Half Day. Monday-Friday from 8:30-11:30
    • Four-Year-Old Full Day: Monday-Friday from 8:30-3:00

Gain Independence

Your child will develop into an independent thinker by immersing themselves into a new environment with endless opportunities for hands-on, independent and communal learning.  Students rotate through classroom “jobs” where they develop responsibility and leadership in executing specific, unique tasks.

Develop Social Skills

Your child will become more proficient in interacting with adults and peers as they participate in special classes such as P.E., dance, drama, music, and technology.  Students learn to follow directions, communicate emotions, resolve conflict, and reason and form connections.  Interaction with their peers teaches them to cooperate, take turns, share, forgive and support one another.

Reading/Language Arts

    • Our reading curriculum is Wonders by McGraw Hill. 
    • Develop the building blocks of reading by focusing heavily on alphabet recognition, letter sounds, phonemic awareness and letter blending.
    • Expose children to a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction genres which are used to develop questioning and discussion techniques.
    • Develop writing skills through drawings, dictation, and guided practice. 


    • Our math curriculum is integrated throughout the day through manipulative, technology, and small group instruction. 
    • Learn about numbers, their names, and their quantities, and be introduced to the concepts of addition, subtraction, estimation, measurement, and patterning using both standard and non-standard hands-on manipulative.
    • Introduced to both two- and three-dimensional shapes and figures.
    • Collect and analyze data using charts and graphs.


      • Participate in a wide variety of hands-on experiences that relate to Life, Physical and Earth Sciences.
      • Understand how technology and math are applied in the study of science.
      • Engage in group discussions and activities that develop observational skills, scientific inquiry, and the ability to use information to form a hypothesis.

    Social Studies

      • Our students use Scholastic News Magazine as part of their curriculum. 
      • Develop an understanding of personal uniqueness and appreciate the same in others.
      • Understand responsibility to family, class, school, community, and the world.
      • Explore the dynamics of a community and the different roles community members play.
      • Recite the Pledge of Allegiance daily.


      • Using Blest Are We Series and Bible Curriculum 
      • Participate in daily prayer and religious teachings.
      • Understand and live the moral teachings of the Church.
      • Recognize and appreciate all God’s creations. 
      • Curriculum we use Blest Our We and Beginning Bible Curriculum. 

    SCHOOL ADDRESS  |  288 E Jefferson St., Hampshire, IL 60140

    SCHOOL OFFICE  |  847.683.3450

    SCHOOL FAX  |  847.683.3209



    PARISH ADDRESS  |  297 E Jefferson St., Hampshire, IL 60140

    PARISH OFFICE  |  847.683.2391