Welcome to the Guardian Angel Preschool
A message from our preschool staff:
Thank you for considering Guardian Angel Preschool. The purpose of our preschool is to provide children an opportunity for early childhood education in a Christian setting.
Our goal is to give students an introduction to age appropriate academics, an opportunity to develop positive social skills with peers and adults, and to instill in your child the confidence and skills they will need when entering Kindergarten. We work to ensure students grow socially, physically, intellectually, emotionally, creatively and spiritually.
Using the seven domains of learning: Math, Science, Social Development, Language-Literacy, Arts, Physical Development and Social Studies, we have a curriculum that is age appropriate and develops strong skills for Kindergarten readiness in a hands-on learning environment. To further enhance these seven domains, we use MacMillan/McGraw-Hill’s Little Treasures reading curriculum with the Davenport Community School District. This is an excellent reading program that not only covers reading skills but also writing, math, science, social studies and music skills. For math, we utilize McGraw Hill’s Wright Group Everyday Math. The math series focuses on active experimentation, direct, hands-on experiences, problem solving and social interactions. It is aligned with the Iowa Core curriculum. To help students develop their social skills, we use a program called Second Step. This curriculum covers empathy training, emotion management, problem solving and social information processing for preschoolers.
We are here to serve our students, our families and to address their needs. We always have the best interests of our students as our top priority. Students arrive with different backgrounds, experiences, strengths and weaknesses. We use each child’s unique characteristics to guide him/her toward success as young learners. We provide the positive setting and the instructional routines necessary to prepare each one for the transition into Kindergarten.
Our preschool program handbook further describes Guardian Angel Preschool. Preschool Handbook 2016-17
We are proud to offer the following preschool options through Guardian Angel Preschool located in the lower level of John F. Kennedy Catholic School:
Program for 3 year olds:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursday from 7:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Program for 4/5 year olds:
Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. (10:15 on Wed)
Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (11:30-2:00 on Wed)
Families needing childcare and/or wrap-around services can enroll in our Early Childhood Learning Center.
Families of Guardian Angel Preschool are welcome to attend any school or parish event. We are a very welcoming community and eager to make new friends.
If you have questions on any of our programs or would like to enroll at Guardian Angel Preschool, please contact Angie Hillebrand or Dawn Henning in the JFK school office, at 563-391-3030.