Early Childhood We are currently enrolling for the 2021-2022 school year. Welcome to St. Mary of the Annunciation School Early Childhood Program! St. Mary’s Early Childhood Program is dedicated to providing each child with the opportunity to grow and learn in a safe, caring, and educationally rich environment. As experienced Early Childhood Educators, we understand the importance of developing the whole child, and that the best way for young children to grow is through exploration and discovery. Therefore, creating an environment that allows the child to feel safe and comfortable is a vital part of our program. We believe that every experience during the day is a learning opportunity and our role as teachers is to model, guide, and create opportunities for growth. Units are designed to integrate literacy, math, science, art, music/movement, and small/large motor skills. Lessons and projects are planned with the primary focus being placed on the child’s process and individual needs, rather than the product. Each day at St. Mary’s Preschool is a wonderful adventure filled with fun, learning, and caring for others! Program Sessions: All Programs run on the school year calendar September - June Pre-Kindergarten Half day: Five days a week from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM Pre-Kindergarten Full day: Five days a week from 8:00 AM to 2:20 PM Kindergarten Full day: Five days a week from 8:00 AM to 2:25 PM Age Requirements: Pre-Kindergarten children must be three years old by September 1 and toilet trained. Kindergarten children must be five years old by September 1. Get involved! The best way to get to know your child's classmates is to volunteer at the school. You also get to witness first-hand what a day in the life of Kindergarten of Pre-Kindergarten is like. There are opportunities for everyone! We invite prospective families to experience St. Mary’s School by calling our school office at (781)665-5037 to schedule a tour of our wonderful school. Check out our Early Childhood Handbook HERE.