Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic School offers two different Early Childhood programs. A readiness screening is required for placement purposes. To enter our traditional kindergarten program, applicants must be five years of age by September 1st of the academic year of entry. To enter our TYKE (Two Year Kindergarten Experience) program, applicants must turn four years old by September 1st of the academic year of entry.
The Early Childhood programs at Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic School are designed to help children build on prior knowledge and experiences, generate concepts, acquire foundational skills, and form positive attitudes towards learning as they begin their own unique educational journey. Our programs are also designed as the basis for a continuum of learning from Kindergarten through Grade 8.
In order to help each child start on a path towards success, our Early Childhood programs provide a variety of learning opportunities and experiences that address the specific strengths, needs, and interests of each individual child. Although our programs play a critical role in laying the foundations for academic success in school, these early learning years are also an important time in the overall development of the whole child. Parents, early childhood educators, members of the community, and other family members need to work together to provide challenging and engaging learning experiences that will build children’s confidence and inspire in them a love of learning in order to create a strong foundation for their future intellectual, physical, and social development.
Our goal at Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic School is to develop lifelong learners who love to learn! We aim to work as a team with parents to understand and determine what path will best help your child to thrive, be successful, and be happy at our school. Depending on the outcome of our screening process, we may recommend that although a child might meet our age requirements for our Kindergarten program, he or she would benefit from the additional year in our TYKE classroom in order to give that child the gift of time and allow for the developmental growth necessary for optimal success in Kindergarten.
Please call us today at 714-962-4451 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment for a tour of our campus and/or for an Early Childhood program screening. We look forward to welcoming you!