Early Childhood Program

Early childhood instruction is the foundation for education, and is paramount for a child’s developmental success.  The first year in school is a great adventure away from home for children and is incredibly important to later achievement in school.

Pre-K Curriculum
The Pre-K or Junior Kindergarten Program at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School provides a place of learning that doubles as a “home away from home.”  We provide an environment that is in keeping with the way you nurture your child’s growth and encourage maturity in Christian values.

The Pre-K program at OLMC deliberately balances the academic foundation which helps them succeed in the K-8 program with the socialization and “play” that is so essential to forming the whole child.  The Diocese of Richmond Junior Kindergarten Curriculum is designed to foster the children’s development in literacy, mathematics, religion, fine and gross motor skills, and social/emotional well-being. Pre-K students work and create independently, as well as learn to cooperate with others in a group.

Pre-K students participate in “specials” including:  Art, Music, Library, and Physical Education.  Religion classes are taught daily.  Pre-K students also participate in the Faith Family program, CGS, field trips, school wide assemblies, and weekly Mass.

Our Pre-K program is from 8:00 am-3:00 pm, five days a week. These programs are open to children who turn 4 years old by December 31st. Before and after school care is also available.

Kindergarten Curriculum
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School’s Kindergarten Program is led by a team of educators with over 30 years of combined experience teaching children in Catholic schools.  All subjects are taught in a Christ-centered environment allowing for teaching discipline with distinction.  The Kindergarten Curriculum is designed to develop essential skills for our eager learners including enthusiasm toward learning, the ability to listen, play and work well with others.  Students learn to discover, identify, and become curious about components in the environment in the areas of science, health, math, reading, writing, and social studies.  During the year, students are taught how to communicate effectively through drawing, writing, speaking, and reading.  Additionally, students learn how to recognize appropriate behaviors which help lead them to becoming healthy, happy, and well adjusted individuals.

All Kindergarten students participate in “specials” including:  Art, Music, Library, Physical Education, and Spanish.  Religion classes are taught daily.  Kindergarten students also participate in the Faith Family program, school wide assemblies, CGS, and weekly Mass.

The Kindergarten program is open to children that are 5 years old by September 30th (at the start of the school year).  Kindergarten is a full day, five-day a week program, from 8am-3pm.  Before and after school care is available.

If you are interested in the Pre-K and/or Kindergarten Program, please contact our Admissions Director, for more information at 757- 596-2754, ext. 166 or by email at [email protected].