A typical day at St. Stephen’s preschool includes a mix of social and academic activities, structured center play, and enrichment. For example, we offer music and movement every day, not just once a week or monthly.


— theme and seasonal ideas

Learning Centers

Centers may be teacher-directed or self-initiated and include:

  • Science table
  • Home living
  • Blocks, large building toys
  • Small muscle manipulatives
  • Texture tables—water, sand, rice, beans
  • Woodworking

Art (creative process and directed)

Enrichment Program
Examples of enrichment activities include our “Rainbow Room,” Spanish, Social Skills, Brainy Bunch, Fall Festival, Dinosaur Museum, Air & Space Camp, Holiday Tea, Winter Wonderland, Construction Site, “Our Town” Post Office/Stop & Shop/Flower Shop/Candy Shop/Bakery, Multi-cultural restaurants, Buddy Night, and Spring Fling.

Music — songs, signing, rhythm instruments

Creative Movement — large muscle development, martial arts, yoga

Outdoor Learning — Seasonal celebrations with nature hikes for Halloween, Turkey Trail, Nursery Rhyme/Fairytale Hunt, Signs of Spring, Bunny Hop, and Peter Rabbit’s vegetable/herb/butterfly gardens. We also talk about being caregivers of God’s gifts in our wildlife habitat, registered with the National Wildlife Federation.

Snack — cooking experiences (allergy monitored)

Story Time — Puppets/Drama/Fingerplays, Feltboard games

Outdoor & Indoor Large Muscle Playtime

  • Large privately fenced playground divided into 3 age level abilities
  • Sports grassed area-soccer, volleyball, kick or T-ball
  • Tricycle riding, sports stations, obstacle courses, climbing and game rooms