- Ages 33 months to 5 years
- Open Monday-Friday, with 3-, 4-, or 5-day options
- School year only, Sept through May
- Structured time from 8am-11am
- Before-care available from 6:30am-8:00am at no extra charge
- Morning snack at no extra charge
The half-day preschool at St. Michael's Lakeside Early Learning is a mixed-age class with children ranging in ages from 3-5 years. The preschool program is licensed by DHS and is Parent Aware 4-star rated, the highest possible rating.
The program has been carefully designed to help children develop in all areas: social/emotional, fine and gross motor skills, spiritual, and cognitive. Classroom schedules are created with this in mind, with a combination of teacher-directed as well as exploratory learning time. Research shows that children learn best from play, and our program and classrooms have been designed with this in mind. St. Michael's preschool classes use the Creative Curriculum and all centers and activities are based on weekly or bi-weekly themes and a letter of the week.
Assessments are done using the Work Sampling assessment system. Assessments are done in the fall and the spring, and families are offered conferences at that time.