For our early learners, Saint Theresa Bilingual School offers a Preschool Program: Pre K3, Pre K4, and Kindergarten for children three to six years of age.
Our Preschool is located in its own self-contained building on the STBS campus and offers an age-appropriate skills-based curriculum with specific descriptors for student achievement.
Our comprehensive program integrates instruction across developmental domains and early learning disciplines. The STBS preschool student will learn to socialize with children of similar age and engage in developmentally appropriate learning experiences. Teachers work with learning stations to develop hands-on projects and activities for students to build positive self-esteem, express creativity, gain an appreciation for their classmates and their different abilities and be active members of their learning. STBS provides a safe and engaging environment that promotes academic and social learning.
The Saint Theresa Bilingual Curriculum is aligned with the Common Cores standards and provides content standards that describe “what” students should know and be able to do in
PreKindergarten 3 years through Kindergarten. Each content standard includes five benchmarks that describe what students should know and be able to do at early preschool (PreK 3 yrs), middle preschool (PreK 4yrs), and late preschool (Kindergarten).
The performance standards describe how well students perform at various points on an educational development continuum. This continuum shows how students can demonstrate mastery of progressively more difficult content and cognitive skills over three incremental stages of development. Performance within each stage can be assessed by the extent to which students are meeting the standards (i.e., exploring, developing, and building). Performance standards include four essential elements: performance descriptors, performance levels, assessment tasks, and performance examples.
- Demonstrate increasing competence in oral communication (listening and speaking).
- Demonstrate understanding and enjoyment of literature.
- Demonstrate interest in and understanding of the informational text.
- Demonstrate increasing awareness of and competence in emergent reading skills and abilities.
- Demonstrate increasing awareness of and competence in emergent writing skills and abilities.
- Demonstrate and apply a knowledge and sense of numbers, including numeration and operations.
- Explore measurement of objects and quantities.
- Identify and describe common attributes, patterns, and relationships in objects.
- Explore concepts of geometry and spatial relations.
- Begin to make predictions and collect data information.
- Demonstrate curiosity about the world and begin to use the practices of science and engineering to answer questions and solve problems.
- Explore concepts and information about the physical, earth, and life sciences.
- Understand important connections and understandings in science and engineering.
- Understand some concepts related to citizenship.
- Explore economic systems and human interdependence.
- Develop an awareness of the self and his or her uniqueness and individuality.
- Explore geography, the child’s environment, and where people live, work, and play.
- Explore people and families.
- Acquire movement skills and understand concepts needed to ex explore the environment, support learning, and engage in health-enhancing physical activity.
- Develop habits for lifelong fitness.
- Develop team-building skills by working with others through physical activity.
- Understand principles of health promotion and the prevention and treatment of illness and injury.
- Understand human body systems and factors that influence growth and development.
- Promote and enhance health and well-being through the use of effective communication and decision-making skills.
- Gain exposure to and explore the arts.
- Understand that the arts can be used to communicate ideas and emotions.