The curriculum is the totality of those learning experiences provided that is essential to the maximum development of the individual child and as a useful member of society. Our goal is to assure maximum learning and maximum love for learning. Our curriculum are carefully planned through first-hand experiences, exposure to equipment and materials, personal interests and explanation of new ideas. Each teacher helps the child develop concepts, organize ideas, and broaden horizons.
The purpose of Mary, Star of the Sea ELC is to educate the whole person spiritually, intellectually, and personally. Curriculum for toddlers is designed to be flexible so as to provide experience necessary to achieve those ends. The teachers supplement the work of parents in Christian education and foster each child to develop independence, language and communication skills, fitness and health, and social skills.
The ELC curriculum for young preschool, pre-school and kindergarten children is carefully planned based on each teacher’s knowledge of the young child and his/her developmental needs and interests. The result of our ELC program is learning experiences that have significance in breadth and depth and learning becomes enjoyable for the child at all levels of development.
The ELC offers additional curriculum for children to enjoy during after school day care from 2:45 to 5:45 p.m. In addition, special enrichment classes are offered including language lessons, computer classes, singing and dancing, a gymnastic class, and swimming lessons during the summer sessions.
Two to three field trips are offered during the school year for all levels except for the toddler level. Field trips provide an extra learning opportunity for outside learning and for parent involvement.
Two summer sessions are offered at the ELC. Education and daily schedules are similar to the school year but change to include summer activities and summer after school enrichment. Uniforms are not required and children may wear their own play clothes to school.