The Early Childhood Education programs at Holy Name Parish School include our Nursery Program for 3 year olds, KI for 4 year olds, and KII for 5 year olds. Our Nursery and KI Programs are located at our Early Childhood Center, 12 Church Street, West Roxbury. Our KII Program is located at the main building.
You may choose from the following schedules for each program.
The Early Childhood Nursery Program operates full days from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. You may choose the program that meets your needs:
The KI Program operates full days from 8:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The KII Program operates full days from 8:00 a.m. to 2:25p.m. Monday through Friday.
Our Nursery Program emphasizes social and emotional growth through developmentally age appropriate activities for three to four year old children. Through cooperative learning, exploration, and hands-on activities, we aim to foster a love for learning in all our students. We provide a safe, nurturing environment that helps to build positive self-esteem and a feeling of independence and accomplishment. We believe that each and every child is special with unique gifts and talents.
The Holy Name Nursery curriculum consists of a variety of ever evolving activities that will help in the development of language, literacy, early mathematics, art, music, and gross and fine motor skills. Students will be given the opportunity to work independently, cooperatively, and one-on-one.
The Program is located at our Early Childhood Center located at 12 Church Street, West Roxbury, MA.
Requirements for attending our Early Childhood Program include:
The purpose of the Kindergarten I Religion Curriculum is to introduce students to God and Creation. The students will develop an understanding that God created each person to be special and that He love us all. Students will realize that we are all members of God’s Family and that we must live each day loving God, working and playing respectfully, and taking good care of each other.
The purpose of the Kindergarten I Language Arts Program is to enable students to grow in areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Activities in this program are designed to prepare the children for a positive learning experience: learning the alphabet, listening and following directions, phonemic awareness, and emerging writing skills. The children will come to know that it is through language, whether written or oral, that communication takes place.
The purpose of the Kindergarten I Mathematics Curriculum is to introduce students to the basic mathematical concepts of number sense. These skills are developed through problem solving, critical thinking, cooperative learning, and hands on activities. Through the use of these various methods we will lay the foundation on which more complicated processes can be built.
The purpose of the Kindergarten I Social Studies Curriculum is to expose the students to their community, their country, and their world. Monthly and seasonal thematic units provide the cross-curricular integration for this program.
The purpose of the Kindergarten I Science Curriculum is to introduce the students to the basics in the areas of Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science, and the Human Body. Through teaching, observing, and hands-on activities, students will develop problem solving techniques and the ability to draw their own conclusions. The integration of science across the curriculum enables children to experience important relationships common to everyday situations.
The purpose of the Kindergarten II religion curriculum is to emphasize that each of us is special and that God loves us all as members of God’s family.
The purpose of the Language Arts Program is to develop the learning of words through Phonics and Vocabulary, reading comprehension strategies, the writing process, communication, and the love of literature.
The purpose of the Mathematics Curriculum is to have every child understand and solve problems successfully. This is accomplished through understanding number sense, computation operations, number patterns, measurement, geometry, and probability.
The purpose of the Social Studies Curriculum is to expose the students to their country and the world in which they live. This is achieved through literature, art, music, and dramatic play.
The purpose of the Science Curriculum is to introduce the concept of scientific methods through experiments, which will help the students understand how things around us are made and how they work. They will do this through the study of living and non-living things, animals, plant life, matter, earth science and the human body.