Mater Dei Academy

Mater Dei Academy

Moral ValuesDiscoveryAchievement

Pre-School

Religion

The God Made Everything series is a comprehensive early childhood program complete with all the components and catechist support you need to nurture and enrich the faith and spiritual lives of children ages three, four and five. Each developmentally appropriate curriculum is carefully planned so that at completion, the children are ready to continue their faith journey.

3 Year Old-God Made Me

Through this curriculum, three-year-olds understand that God created them and made them good, happy, active, and special. The children’s own abilities serve as the central springboard for each chapter.

4 Year Old-God Made the World

Through this curriculum, four-year-olds learn that God made living things, including people, holy things, the earth, and other wonderful surprises. A unique aspect of God’s creation is the main focus of each chapter.

English Language Arts/Reading Readiness

3 Year Old

The 3 year old program is presented thematically based on the following areas: name and word recognition, phonological and phonemic awareness, concepts of print, comprehension strategies, reading and speaking application, sequencing and listening skills.

4 Year Old

Happily Ever After Series

Happily Ever After is a readiness curriculum designed to prepare children for reading instruction. The series teaches a rich curriculum of early literacy skills. It focuses on oral language and vocabulary, fine motor skills, following directions and listening skills.

Mathematics

In mathematics, the 3 year olds will recognize shapes, make patterns, understand spatial relationship and recognize numbers. The 4 year olds and Pre-K students will count, recognize and trace numbers. The students will also learn number order, one-to-one correspondence, size comparison, patterning, geometric shapes, graphing, identifying one-half, addition and subtraction, counting money and use nonstandard linear measurement.

Science

Through early science activities the children will explore the world around them. Thematic units are used to plan meaningful experiences in which children explore ideas, manipulate materials and engage in conversation to construct their own understanding of life science, physical science and earth science.

Social Studies

In preschool, everyday experiences and children’s interactions with others and their communities serve as the foundation for learning social studies. The children learn sense of self, culture, community, geography, citizenship and character education.