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St Mary's Little Angels Preschool

1205 Old Mill Rd.
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Phone:
(540) 951-0916

Website:

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"The staff at St. Mary's Little Angels Preschool is dedicated to providing an environment where young children feel welcomed, respected, and cherished."

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Little Angels provides a quality program focused on social and academic readiness. Our objectives each year are to teach children required skills for entry into their elementary education using fun, hands-on activities.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language      
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Music
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Children are encouraged to develop self-help skills and to problem-solve to make decisions that build their self-esteem and confidence. Curriculum is teacher-directed and modified to accommodate each child's learning style and rate of skill acquisition. The National Association for the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC) curriculum is used.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The staff at St. Mary's Little Angels Preschool is dedicated to providing an environment where young children feel welcomed, respected, and cherished."

A Typical Day

Little Angels Preschool and PMO operates Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.

Optional afternoon hours until 3:00 pm are available for preschoolers on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school