A balanced Kindergarten program must be a combination of all that is best in Early Childhood Education. It is within this setting that the needs of the individual child are nurtured in a Christ centered environment under the care of highly qualified teachers. Provided with a variety of opportunities, the child interacts with his or her social and natural environment in order to build a foundation for future learning.
At Sacred Heart School, we strive to help each child develop a positive self-image: acquire independence, confidence, and self-control; develop creativity, initiative, and motor coordination and increase competence and skills in all academic areas. This is achieved by using the Diocese of Birmingham and the Alabama Course of study to guide our instruction. Learning to read is a big step in the life of a Kindergartener. We use a phonics based program that is an integral part of developing a love of reading in our children. They are also engaged in learning through other classes such as Religion, Art, Music, Spanish, Technology, Library, and Physical Education. Our Kindergarteners also have 2-3 field trips each year that are associated with what they are learning in the classroom.
Our school family is actively engaged in lending a helping hand to those in need in our community as well as other countries. Teaching our children the importance of helping others is of utmost importance to our school faculty and staff. We achieve this by participating the “Shoebox for Guatemala” campaign, coat drives, school supply giveaways and can food drives for area food pantries. There is an old saying, “It takes a village to raise a child”. Sacred Heart School is that village.
“Start children off on the way they should go,
and even when they are old they will not turn from it”.