8 Oct · Maryanne Del Monte · No Comments

We’ve Got Attitude

IB Primary Years Program (PYP) attitude, that is! In the Pre-K3 program at St. Cecelia School, our classroom environment encourages a variety of positive attitudes. As part of the IB Primary Years Program, our 3 year olds are introduced to these attitudes through demonstration and active participation. We don’t just learn about the importance of such …

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3 Oct · Maryanne Del Monte · No Comments

What Would Jesus Do?

This is a question we reflect upon in the IB — PYP classroom as we strive to incorporate IB Learner Profiles into our PreK 4 learning environment. These profiles teach us to be principled (making good choices) and to be caring (love one another) and fit so beautifully into our Catholic faith. Wouldn’t Jesus want …

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23 Aug · Maryanne Del Monte · No Comments

IB Preschool at St. Cecelia School

When do children actually begin to understand the world in which they live? When do they begin to understand that asking questions and thinking about different ways to approach learning is a good thing? When do children begin to develop the skills and confidence to think on their own and then share their thinking with …

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29 Mar · Maryanne Del Monte · 498 Comments

What is VPK?

Florida recognizes the importance of quality early childhood education, which is why it created the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Education Program (VPK). This program provides free prekindergarten for all 4 year olds regardless of family income. So should your child attend VPK? The evidence is clear: yes. In 2013, 82 percent of children who completed VPK were …

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27 Mar · Maryanne Del Monte · 232 Comments

Should You Send Your Child To Pre-Kindergarten?

Have you ever seen a 5-year-old who is able to follow directions and work independently? Who is self-directed but can also work well with others? That child most likely learned those skills in Pre-K. So why is Pre-Kindergarten so important? Here’s what you need to know about the importance of Pre-K and what separates high …

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