Pre-School



St. Anthony's Pre-School/Daycare opened in August of 1992. Children learn through developmentally appropriate lessons. A wide variety of hands on projects and activities are offered. All of the activities are centered around a loving Christian environment. To view the school year calendar, click here.



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Contact Abby Thome at 513-646-9526


Meet the new Director/Preschool Teacher

My name is Abby Thome. I am 28 years old and I live in Milan, Indiana with my husband Jason and our two little boys, Logan and Finn. I am the new Director at St. Anthony’s Preschool and Daycare. I will also be teaching the preschool and pre k classes. I graduated from Indiana University East in May of 2017 with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a Minor in Early Childhood Education. I am extremely excited and honored to be a part of St. Anthony’s Preschool/Daycare staff!




Pre-Kindergarten

Children must be 3 years of age by Aug. 1 Children must be fully toilet trained. No pull-ups. Class meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning: 8:00-11:3O




Pre-School

Children must be 4 years of age by Aug. 1 Children must be fully toilet trained. No pull-ups.
Class meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings: 8:30-11:00




Activities

Free Play
We are focusing on a developmentally appropriate, play-based curriculum.
(Name recognition, sorting, counting, tracing, scissor skills, fine motor skill development, arts and crafts)

Morning Circle
(Prayer, song, weather, calendar, letter, number, shape, color of the week, calendar, weather, letters, numbers, stories and songs. We also ask our “Question of the Day” during this time.)

This year, we are incorporating center rotations into our daily schedule
Imagination station: Children can let their imaginations run wild in this dramatic play center which includes a kitchen, baby dolls, play food, cars, animals, dinosaurs, a fire station, and a table.
Building Center: This center includes blocks of all shapes, materials, and sizes. It also includes different sized legos, linking cubes, and Lincoln logs. Children can create and build anything that comes to mind!
Discovery Center: In this center, children can explore math and science manipulatives. They can also explore the sensory table that is filled with different items such as beans, noodles, sand, water, and rice. Play-Doh is also a sensory activity at this center!
Teacher Table: Students meet with Miss Abby to work on literacy, math, and science skills.

Gross Motor Activities
Children have playground time, as well as gym class once a week. There are also movement activities incorporated into the daily schedule.

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