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Welcome to St. Rita School Pre-Kindergarten... a special place where happy, excited faces run up the ramp into school each day, ready for lots of learning.  Our school day includes religion, stories, science, language, math and art activities, gym, music, and especially playtime with classmates.  The children share classroom jobs, care for classroom pets and enjoy snack time together.  The Pre-Kindergarten Program at St. Rita School strives to provide all our children and families with "the best beginning possible"! 


The weekly Religion Program in Pre-Kindergarten is Stories of God's Love, from RCL Benziger. The lessons and activities offer stories from the Bible and children's daily lives to introduce God and share the love of Jesus.  During January our lessons will focus on the boy Jesus and His life with Mary and Joseph. 


The Pre-Kindergarten Word Wall is a valuable classroom tool for enhancing our language program.  Each week new words are added, associated with current units. Our unit on How Animals Get Ready for Winter added the word hibernation to our word wall and this month new words will include winter, snowflake, snowman, mittens, polar bear and penguin.


January begins the new year with lessons about the season of Winter.  Stories, classroom activities, art projects and some fun science experiments will teach about snow and ice.  The 3 Year Old classes will learn about jungle animals and the 4 Year Old classes will learn about animals that live in the Arctic.  New stories that will be read to the children include One Snowy Night, The Snowy Day and Snowflakes Fall.  The 4 Year Old classes will also take part in a multi-curricular unit on the Planets and Outer Space.  At the conclusion of the unit, students from Grade 2 will visit our classroom to share what they have learned about the sun, moon and stars.  Interacting with other grades is a highlight of our program.      


Welcome to new families interested in the Pre-K Programs for 3 or 4 year old child(ren)We are delighted to share our program with you and offer you a chance to be a part of all that is special about St. Rita School.  Our classes for 3 Year Old children are held Tuesdays and Thursdays, with a morning (9:00-11:30) or an afternoon (12:30-3:00) session.  4 Year Old children have classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with either a morning (8:45-11:45)or an afternoon (12:30-3:00) session.  If you are interested in receiving information about our programs, please give us a call (203-248-3114) or send your contact information in an email.


Registration for new students for the 2014-2015 school year is currently ongoing.  If you are interested in receiving an Application Form for the Pre-Kindergarten, and/or scheduling a tour of the school, please give us a call or contact us through the email address listed below.


OPEN HOUSE will be held for current and prospective families during Catholic Schools Week, on Monday, January 27, 2014, between 9:00 and 11:00 AM.  Families currently enrolled, and those interested in visiting our school are welcome to come.


St. Rita School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and by the State of Connecticut Board of Education.  The Pre-Kindergarten follows the Educational Standards set forth by the Archdiocese of Hartford, Office of Catholic Schools and the National Association for the Education of Young Children


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