Early Childhood

Early Childhood programs at Sacred Heart are play-based and dynamic, with attention to both social-emotional learning and teamwork, as well as independent play and resourceful problem-solving. Days are structured to support individual curiosity through play-based, experiential, and project-based learning.


Areas of focus for Preschool and JK include: 


  • Developing fine and gross motor skills
  • Learning and mastering letter and number recognition
  • Conducting interactive experiments
  • STEAM-related projects and activities (science, technology, engineering, art, and math)
  • Engaging in imaginative play
  • Outdoor play, exploration, and activities
  • Interacting with an evolving array of themed books, activities, and crafts
  • Enjoying visits from our community helpers
  • Learning routines that expose them to the foundational skills and structure of an elementary school day
  • Language and Literacy
  • Early Math
  • Art, Music, Science, and Dramatic Play
  • Early Computer Literacy (JK)


The combination of social-emotional learning, cognitive development, and early literacy skills provide a solid foundation for smooth transition into school routines and coursework. Children who attend Preschool and Junior Kindergarten at Sacred Heart experience great success in the transition to elementary grades, adjusting easily to the familiar school and daily routines.


Kindergarten is a full-day program that encourages all core areas of learning. Students learn through hands-on experiential activities as well as instructional strategies in an organized and independent manner.


Throughout the course of the school year, our Kindergarteners experience significant growth - creatively, physically, socially, and spiritually. In addition to continuing the lessons from Junior Kindergarten, our Kindergarteners also:


  • Enjoy their first field trips off campus
  • Revel in their first time attending Wednesday all-school Masses
  • Receive personal iPads for educational use at school
  • Begin to explore more complex projects in our state-of-the-art STEAM lab.

Preschool Students who are registered for Lunch Bunch and Full Day JK Students enjoy supervised free-play in the Imagination Playground between the end of class and the beginning of Afternoon Enrichment, when registered for both.