Kids’ Depot Preschool is a Christian, non-denominational and non-profit entity of St. Anastasia Parish. We believe every child is unique. We provide a loving, secure environment and employ qualified, caring people to teach, work and play with your child as we help them prepare for Kindergarten.
Kids’ Depot strives to develop within each child an active curiosity about the world in which the child lives and to encourage an enthusiasm for learning while stimulating creativity and integrating Christian values.
Our Preschool program gives children the opportunity to begin preparing for Kindergarten. Each of our programs includes valuable play time where children can explore and develop individual skills and interests with guidance from teachers. We also provide stories, songs, art projects, outside and gym time. This loving, nurturing environment is where children gain confidence in themselves and their abilities.Printable 2022/2023 Registration Form
Designed to give children an introduction to school. We work on social learning skills, following a school-day routine, using materials independently, and many self-help skills that will be needed in later years. We also introduce colors, shapes, number and letter recognition, and writing our names!
- Recommended for 3’s and younger 4’s
- Must be 3 years old by Sept. 1 of registration year
- Meets approximately 65 days
A bit more work intensive, this program is designed for older students to help them prepare for Kindergarten. We begin by reviewing classroom routines and material use, but a larger portion of time is spent on learning more academic skills such as letters and sounds, numbers and counting, patterning, rhyming, opposites and writing.
- Must be 4 years old by Sept. 1 of registration year
- Recommended for 4 & 5 year-olds – Year prior to Kindergarten
- Meets approximately 92 days
- Must be 4 by Sept. 1 of registration year
- Recommended for 4 1/2 & 5 year-olds not yet enrolled in Kindergarten
This program, for 4 & 5 year-olds, is a bit more work intensive. We continue to work on social skills, but spend more time on the following skills:
- letters and sounds
- numbers and counting, simple math concepts
- retelling a story
- writing letters, numbers and words
The curriculum strives to educate the whole child by enhancing the child’s spiritual, emotional, social, physical and intellectual growth through teacher directed and child initiated activities.
Running, jumping, climbing, balance beam, ball play, creative movement, riding toys, scooters, circle games, parachute.
Cutting, pasting, painting, stringing, pouring, coloring, writing skills, tying, scooping, sorting, zipping, snapping, playing with puzzles, pegboards.
Number recognition, geometric solids, symbols, quantity, sorting, patterning, categorizing, measuring, and graphing.
Story telling, reading, flannel boards, puppets, sharing days, rhyming sequencing, classification and matching, letter recognition, vocabulary, printing, library and listening center.
Block and construction area, dramatic play area, creative movement, free choice, group time, sharing, music, housekeeping, service projects, sand and water play, Family Style snack time, stories, helper of the day, line leaders, self-control and independence.
Christian values are modeled and integrated into all areas of learning. Prayer before snacks, children’s religious songs, and finger plays.
For more information contact Michelle, Kids’ Depot Director
Kids’ Depot is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.