The pre-school curriculum at Cosgriff focuses on the formation of basic concepts through hands-on activities combined with rhythm, rhyme, and repetition that allow children to explore and discover.
Toddler Classes are offered for children who are two years old as of September 1. We offer several morning OR afternoon class schedule options. Teacher student ratio is 1:6.
Morning/Afternoon two days a week toddler class
Monday/Wednesday from 8:20 am to 11:00 am OR 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Tuesday/Thursday from 8:20 am to 11:00 am OR 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
$2,565 per academic year
Morning/Afternoon four days a week toddler class
Monday through Thursday from 8:20 am to 11:00 am OR 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
$3,565 per academic year
Preschool class is offered for children who are three years old as of September 1. It is a four half-day program. Teacher student ratio is 1:6. Our preschool class is accredited through NCEA (National Catholic Education Association.) Extended care options are available for before and after class.
Four Days a Week Preschool Class
Monday through Thursday 8:20 am to 11:00 am
$4,065 per academic year
PreKindergarten is offered for children who are four years old as of September 1. It is a five half-day program. Teacher student ratio is 1:6. Our PreKindergarten class is accredited through NCEA. Extended care options are available for before and after class.
Five Day a Week PreKindergarten Class
Monday through Thursday 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
AND Friday 8:20 am to 11:00 am
$5,105 per academic year
Our curriculum provides children with a well-rounded educational experience by incorporating 7 key components of childhood development:
Religion: Catholic Values and tradition are key ingredients to our preschool environment. Children develop an awareness of God in their lives through Bible stories and are taught to model their behavior after “what would Jesus do?” Children also learn basic, age-appropriate prayers and attend monthly all-school masses to receive a blessing.
Social and Emotional: we focus on developing children’s sense of curiosity, enthusiasm, and joy for learning through oral language expression and social interaction.
Oral Language Development: One of the best predictors of reading success is the number of spoken words a preschooler knows and uses. We encourage children to communicate and build a diverse vocabulary, Children also learn to understand and enjoy reading by having stories read to them.
Pre-Reading Skills: Teaching children the names and sound of the alphabet letter set the stage for them to develop important pre-reading skills.
Math and Science: Basic mathematical and science concepts help children better understand the world around them. By using manipulatives, sensory experiences during play, and experiments, children develop an interest in math and science that will be utilized throughout their education.
Fine Arts: Children are taught to use music, movement, drawing, role-play, and creative play to express themselves and develop their imagination. Using art for exploration and purposeful experimentation helps give children a lifelong appreciation for art and creativity.
Physical Health and Activity: We build children’s self-esteem, fitness and overall well-being through structured large and small motor skills development. Children are taught the value of physical fitness and proper nutrition in order to promote a healthy lifestyle.
MindUP is the signature program of The Goldie Hawn Foundation, a not-for-profit organization created in response to the global epidemic of childhood aggression, anxiety, depression and suicide. Based firmly in neuroscience, MindUP gives children the knowledge and tools they need to manage stress, regulate emotions and face the challenges of the 21st century with optimism, resilience and compassion.
MindUP has helped teachers create an optimistic classroom, that promotes mindful attention to oneself and others, tolerance, empathy, gratitude, and connection to others. Knowing that social emotional learning is as important for students as academic learning, the entire Cosgriff school community adopted and implemented the MindUP curriculum. Each class learned about their brains while also learning skills to become more mindful.