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Saint Dominic Academy Prekindergarten

Where friends come to learn, play and grow.

About St. Dom's Pre-K

 

Our faith-filled classroom places special emphasis on social and emotional learning through a standards-based early childhood curriculum.  Daily instruction takes place in small or large group learning centers, featuring weekly learning units in literacy, math, science, social studies, and religion.  Our program is enhanced by creative and outdoor play, service projects, and regularly scheduled classes in art, music, computer, library, and physical education.

In our Pre-K, the St. Dom's mission is echoed throughout the classrooms of our littlest Saints.  Through study, prayer, community, and service, Saint Dominic Academy teaches its students the truth of life so that they may set the world afire. 

We believe that children thrive in an environment that values their own uniqueness, while being supported and being given opportunities to grow emotionally, socially, and creatively.  By building on each child's strengths, interests, and curiosities, we guide each child to explore the world around them, develop new abilities, and form close relationships.

Program Options

 

St. Dom's Pre-K is for children ages four to five years old.  Children are expected to be potty-trained and need minimal assistance with self-help skills. 

Five Day (M — F)  (Please contact Lead Teacher Kristine Fox if modification is needed.  kristine.fox@portlanddiocese.org.)

Arrival is between 7:30 and 7:45 am daily where your child will be greeted and welcomed with smiles.

Dismissal is at 2:20 pm daily.  Pre-K students are dismissed 15 minutes earlier than K through 5th-grade students to ensure the safety of our youngest children. 

A before and an aftercare program is available with qualified teachers in a secure and monitored environment.  Snacks may be brought or purchased.  Opportunities for supervised movement, games, and creativity are included (aftercare only).  There is an additional cost per child for attendance in the before and/or aftercare programs.  For information about the 2021-2022 before and aftercare program, contact Principal Alanna Stevenson at alanna.stevenson@portlanddiocese.org.

Scenes from Pre-K

Child Development

We are committed to providing young children with a wide variety of experiences designed to assist them socially, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually.

Thematic Units

Our developmentally appropriate hands-on learning units encompass Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Religion, and facilitate Critical Thinking Skills, Sensory, Motor, and Language Development.

Specials

Enrichment classes in Art, Music, Computers, and Physical Education round out our standards-based curriculum.

Program Cost

 

Five-day program $6,200

Weekly cost (based on 36 weeks)  $172

Compare to the average weekly cost for center-based child care in Androscoggin County is $194, or $6,984 for 36 weeks.

For information regarding eligibility for a $500 First Responder Scholarship, call Director of Enrollment Management Dawn Theriault at 207-782-6911 ext. 2110 or email at dawn.theriault@portlanddiocese.org.

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