Early Education (PreK2-PreK4)
Our Lady of Grace Preschool’s Curriculum
We recognize that children enter our program with varied experiences and that children have different learning styles and different interests.Our developmentally appropriate curriculum is based upon the whole child. Children are encouraged to inquire and solve problems as they learn about the world God created. There is a balance of teacher directed and self-selected activities which revolve around themes relevant to them. Age-appropriate, domain-based activities are planned and implemented daily. Teacher observation, documentation of children’s growth and information obtained from children with an IEP or IFSP are taken into consideration when plans are developed, written and implemented .
Our Lady of Grace Preschool’s Curriculum aligns with both the Archdiocese of Baltimore and Maryland State Department of Education's outcomes in all areas of learning; language and literacy, physical well-being and motor development, social/emotional, mathematics, science, social studies and the arts. PK3 students learn with The Investigator’s Club, a Maryland State Department of Education sanctioned curriculum. Our PK4 students are learning with the Children Discover Their World Curriculum (CSW) developed by the University of Maryland (UMD) Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI). CSW is a project-based curriculum that engages children (and teachers) in investigating topics that surround them each day.
Our Lady of Grace Preschool’s Religion curriculum promotes faith formation, a sense of community and a love and devotion to Jesus. The Catholic faith is introduced in a simplistic way using Bible stories, daily prayer, liturgical events, and religious articles such as the Crucifix, the Blessed Mother, the Rosary, and the Advent Calendar. Our children are encouraged to follow Jesus' example through kindness and patience with one another.