15 Dec · St. Cecelia Catholic School · No Comments

Private Pre-K Schools: How Your Child Can Benefit From Attending A Pre-K Through Eighth-Grade School

The Pre-K years are an important time of development for children–it helps jumpstart their education, social skills, and familiarity with attending school. When the preschool is part of a larger school where students can continue their education through the elementary years, it is even better. St. Cecelia’s Interparochial Catholic School offers and encourages Pre-K education. In …


17 Mar · St. Cecelia Catholic School · No Comments

Early Childhood Education and Language: Help Your Child Develop a Larger Vocabulary

One way in which many parents gauge their children’s development is by how advanced their language skills are. While in some cases, language is an excellent indicator of development, if your child’s language isn’t advanced that doesn’t mean they lack intelligence. Children develop uniquely in many different facets of learning and behavior. If you are …


26 Feb · St. Cecelia Catholic School · No Comments

How St. Cecelia’s Pre-K3 Program Helps Children Prepare for Elementary School

St. Cecelia wants your child to be prepared for elementary school. That’s why we believe a fun, exciting, and rewarding Pre-K3 program is vital to your child’s love of learning later in life! Today’s blog discusses why you should consider enrolling your child in St. Cecelia’s Pre-K3 program. Related Post: Get an Early Start With …


25 Oct · St. Cecelia Catholic School · No Comments

St. Cecelia Is the Only Private Pre-K3 – 8th Grade IB Program in Pinellas County

Parents in Pinellas County who are looking for an excellent education for their children should consider the many benefits that St. Cecelia Catholic School can offer. In fact, St. Cecelia is the only private school in the county to offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) program for Pre-K3 through 8th grade. Learn why the IB …


29 Aug · St. Cecelia Catholic School · No Comments

How Do Daycare and Preschool Differ?

When it’s time for your child to leave your side and start their education, you have two options — you can either enroll them in daycare or preschool. But are they really that different? Today, St. Cecelia discusses the similarities and differences between daycare and preschool. Daycare Daycare centers accept children at a variety of …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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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