Being part of a vibrant K-8 elementary school campus, students enrolled in our Early Childhood Program have access to programs and resources not traditionally found at other early childhood or daycare centers.
Children in Pre-K receive physical education instruction in Lakewood Catholic Academy’s gym once a week. The Physical Education Teacher plans intentional lessons that are fun to help children improve their gross motor skills.
Children ages 2-5 receive music instruction once a week through a partnership with the Beck Center for the Arts. The classes are designed to introduce children to musical instruments and simple music concepts that will encourage future musical growth.
Children in our Toddler Program up through Pre-K go to the library once a week for storytime. Our school library has over 14,000 books, of which 3,000 are specifically for early childhood. Storytime encourages a child’s social, emotional and cognitive development. It captures a child’s interest and imagination early, which is critical before the age of 6. Young children who become regular library users will benefit from the meaningful early literacy experiences available through storytime. This experience allows children to develop the early literacy, communication and social skills needed to be ready to learn by the time they enter school.
Atrium/Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Our Preschool and Pre-K children visit the atrium once a week. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a common religious experience involving children and adults in which the religious values of childhood, primarily those values of contemplation and enjoyment of God, are predominant. This experience is shared in a place particularly prepared for the religious life of children called the Atrium.
Children ages 2-5 receive instruction from the nationally-recognized Brain Gym program once a week. We utilize components of the program to help address balance, posture, and coordination skills. Brain Gym also helps a child’s comprehension, focus, organization, communication, and emotional health.