Early Learning Center at Villa Maria AcademyWith a  legacy of educating children, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary are experts in childhood education.

A love for learning begins at Villa Maria Academy’s only co-educational environment, where three and four year old girls and boys experience joy in learning through play and exploration in a safe and caring environment based on mutual respect.

3-year Old Program

Half Day 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Full Day 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Full Day (5 days) – Afternoon is lunch and play
Half Day (5 days)
Full Day (3 days*) – Afternoon is lunch and play
Half Day (3 days)

*3 day option for 3-year old program is for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday*
Early Drop Off and Extended Day options are also available.

4-year Old Program

Half Day 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Full Day 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Full Day (5 days)
Half Day (5 days)

Early Drop Off and Extended Day options are also available.

Building A Positive Foundation

The Preschool program at Villa’s Early Learning Center is focused on school readiness and creating a positive foundation for learning. In addition to the theme-based Houghton Mifflin Splash and the Handwriting Without Tears curriculums that help students with their fine motor and early writing skills, all preschool students receive instruction in Villa Maria Academy’s added value classes.

Added-Value Classes

Classes in Spanish, Music, Physical Fitness, and Library are part of the weekly program. Known as “specials,” these classes are led by teachers from the Lower School who are experts in their respective field. They provide students with opportunities for hands-on learning and fun. Students also have access to the entire campus including the gymnasium, library, and Sacred Heart Chapel.

Music

  • Introduction to basic elements of music (melody and rhythm)
  • Movement to music
  • Moods in music
  • Introduction to musical instruments
  • Singing
  • Integration of colors, numbers, shapes, letters, nursery rhymes, seasons, holidays and more
  • Preparation for the holiday sing-a-long in December

ELC Spanish

Spanish

  • Colors
  • Shapes
  • Animal names
  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year
  • Greetings
  • Simple songs

Physical Fitness

  • Age-appropriate gross motor skills
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Stretching exercises
  • Muscle toning
  • Total physical development of the child
  • Exercising to music
  • Integration of other subject areas

ELC Library

Library

  • Introduction to the library
  • Simple songs
  • Choose a book to take to class and keep for a week