Holy Family Parish Preschool was founded in 1986 and is sponsored by Holy Family Parish. Our curriculum dovetails into the Holy Family Parish School (grades K-8) curriculum to ensure the highest level of preparedness for a successful transition into elementary school and in particular to Holy Family Parish School.
At HFK, preschool is all about providing each child with an enjoyable, positive, and nurturing learning experience while achieving appropriate levels of kindergarten academic and social readiness skills. At HFK we strive to inspire creativity and an interest in science, social studies, art, music, reading, and math, with an emphasis on individual social and emotional development.
HFK Preschool…where creativity makes learning fun!
Meet our preschool staff
Preschool Director, PreK
Preschool I Curriculum
The Preschool I program includes developmentally appropriate play-based opportunities for creative, emotional, social, intellectual, physical, and spiritual growth. Self-confidence is nurtured while creativity and self-expression are emphasized through art and music. Our program provides a good balance between free time and structure. Large and small motor development, readiness skills, and socialization are encouraged by the use of building toys, sensory tables, a home living center, books, puzzles, an art table, manipulatives, free choice, and outdoor play. The idea of God’s love for everyone is fostered through stories, prayer, song, and discussion. By discussing Catholic values, children are encouraged to practice sharing, honesty, kindness, and cooperation. A strong foundation is laid for further development of kindergarten readiness skills.
Our HFK Pre-Kindergarten class for 4- and 5-year-olds is designed to encourage and expand a child’s intellectual, spiritual, creative, motor, and social skills in a nurturing environment. Special emphasis is placed on the development of social responsibility and spiritual growth. Open exploration as well as teacher-directed activities include opportunities for whole group, small group, and individualized learning. Different learning styles are addressed and the development of a child’s strengths is encouraged while instilling confidence. A daily variety of opportunities encourages the development of kindergarten readiness skills including pre-reading, mathematics, whole language, art, science, social studies, and motor development. Children will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and gain a longer attention span, helping prepare them for success in the more formalized school environment of kindergarten.
Interaction with Holy Family’s K-8 Parish School includes:
- Visits to the school library and library time with school librarian
- Music with the school music teacher
- Science with the school science teacher and 7th grade science ambassadors
- PE in the school gym
- Art with school art buddies as well as story reading with school reading buddies
- Participation in Catholic Schools Week
- Opportunities to attend assemblies with Holy Family Parish School students
- Visits from various outreach programs including the Kirkland Fire Department
- Parent Involvement Days
- Pumpkin patch and Easter egg hunt with grade 5
- Community Service Projects