Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child announced a new, full-day pre-K program to open in the fall of 2020.

The Little Acorns Pre-K @ Oak Knoll will engage students to spark their creativity and critical thinking, while fostering spiritual development, independence and self-esteem.

“In the tradition of Holy Child founder Cornelia Connelly, the program will encourage independent learning, exploration and self-discovery in an environment of acceptance and trust,” said Oak Knoll Head of School Timothy J. Saburn in an announcement to the school community.

“Working side by side, children will learn to respect and appreciate themselves, one another and the world around them,” he said.

Saburn said the program was created to meet the needs of Oak Knoll’s growing families and to better prepare students entering the school’s kindergarten program.

With a curriculum designed to address the unique learning abilities of each child, students will enjoy guided and self-directed learning in literacy, math, culture studies, science and religion.

Specialty classes augment the curriculum, providing additional learning opportunities in music, drama, art, physical education, world languages, movement and technology.

Independent studies will be facilitated by weekly visits to the library, allowing students to select books on subjects of their own interest, in addition to those connected to the Acorns curriculum.

Students will have the opportunity to particulate in service activities that promote the school’s commitment to “Faith. Wisdom. Service.”

The single-section program, which includes before- and after-care options, is designed for potty-trained children who will be 4 years old by September 1, 2020.

Click here for more information or to apply. Limited spots are available for fall 2020.

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