School proudly extended their sixty year tradition of academic excellence to
three and four year old children when they implemented a Core Knowledge
Preschool Program during the 2007 - 2008 school year. The program provides a
nurturing Christian learning environment where students of all faiths are
welcome and respected. Children are actively engaged in learning and are
provided with opportunities to make choices, experiment, and explore.
St. Helena School provides a teacher certified in the specialization area of Early Childhood Development and fully trained to understand and meet the special needs of young children. An educational assistant provides aid in the classroom.
The Core Knowledge Curriculum is based on a foundation of scientific research of how young children learn. It provides a sequenced program of study that ensures age appropriate learning experiences. High expectations are maintained for all children, recognizing student individuality and differences in learning rates and styles. Core Knowledge is a language rich curriculum that addresses the needs of the whole child and ensures readiness for a smooth transition into elementary school. Please see the bottom of this page for Core Knowledge Curriculum Overview.
We take precise measures
to ensure the safety of all children at all times. Our classrooms are specially
designed for preschool aged children. Play is fundamental in learning as well
as social and emotional development at the preschool level. Our playground
equipment ensures our young students have opportunities for safe play and
adequate muscle development. St. Helena facility is licensed by the State of
New Mexico and accredited by Advance ED.