Northwoods Catholic School’s Preschool combines the pedagogy of Integral Formation with methods inspired by the approach of Maria Montessori in order to create a unique program that cultivates the emotional, physical, academic and spiritual development of its students like no other preschool in Northwest Houston. Attention to the person of each child fosters a balanced atmosphere that is cheerful, nourishing and orderly. The classroom is filled with manipulatives and hands-on activities because learning at this age level is an up-close and tactile experience. The environment encourages young students to explore their own curiosities and challenges them to master language and math concepts. Children develop the love for learning and social skills which are the foundation for future success.
Daily Schedule PK - 3
7:55 - 8:15 Arrival
8:15 - 8:30 Religion / Chapel
8:30 - 9:00 Academic Circle Time
9:00 - 9:30 Snack / Music & Movement / Art
9:30 - 10:30 Work Time (Use of Centers)
10:30 - 11:00 Recess / Playground Play (weather permitting)
11:00 - 12:00 Lunch
12:00 - 1:40 Rest
1:40 - 2:15 Snack
2:15 - 2:30 Story Time
2:30 - 3:00 Library / Spanish / Work Time
3:00 - 3:15 Recess / Spanish / Music & Movement
Before School Care is available from 7:00 am and After School Care is available until 6:00pm. Detailed information and arrangements for enrollment can be obtained at the front desk or by clicking HERE.
Students may bring their own lunch, or take advantage of our daily hot lunch provider.
Children are served two snacks a day, in the morning and again in the afternoon, right after nap. We suggest snacks such as fruit, breads, cheese, fruit juices, milk, etc.
All children must be toilet trained by the time they begin school. This means they must be able to determine when they need to go to the bathroom and be able to express that need to a teacher. They should also be able to manage their clothing and toileting needs. The teachers are happy to help with difficult zippers, snaps, etc.
Parent involvement is highly valued, reaffirming the conviction that parents are the first and most important educators of their children. Parents are encouraged to participate in their child’s school life at NCS in many different ways. These range from school-wide activities and events assisted by NAPA, coming to the classroom and doing a project (art, science, food, etc.), reading a book, and enriching our curriculum throughout the year.
The purpose of discipline is to promote the virtues we talk about in the classroom and to ensure the safety of the children by promoting positive interactions and helping the children to develop their self-control, empathy and cooperation. By providing an appropriate environment with a high level of positive reinforcement, we encourage age appropriate behavior. Logical consequences, keeping in mind the child’s age, personality, circumstances, and level of understanding, will be used to fit individual situations which require discipline.