Calling All Prospective Families! Come See What Our Preschool Is All About
St. Raphael Preschool is offering five, free mini classes this summer starting next week. These classes are available to children ages 2-5, and their parents, who are not currently enrolled in our program. It will be a wonderful opportunity to find out what we are all about.
Current St. Raphael Preschool Families- ever wished your neighbors’ children, your child’s best friend, or friends at your swim club went to our preschool? Now is your chance to show them how wonderful St. Raphael is! Tell them about these classes and thanks for helping us spread the word-
July 16th- Music
July 23rd- Creative Movement
July 30th- Fun with Science
August 6th- Faith Formation
August 13th- Art
All classes are 9:30 - 10:15am. They are free but please register by calling 919-865-5728 or filling out the Contact link here on the website.
Spread the Word! We’re Celebrating the Preschool’s 35th Anniversary on August 9th and You’re Invited!
Please join us in celebrating the Preschool’s (ECC) 35th anniversary and St Raphael Catholic School’s 20th anniversary on Saturday, August 9, 2014 with an exciting evening of dinner and entertainment for all ages. Current families, alumni families, teachers, staff and friends are all invited.
4:00-5:15pm: Tour both schools
5:30pm: Mass in the Church
6:30-10:00pm: Reception for all ages in Ignatius Hall including dinner, cash bar and entertainment
To purchase your tickets, please click here.
$10 per person in advance, $15 at the door. Children 5 and under are free!
Please RSVP by August 3.
For more information, contact Ellen Guarente at email@example.com or 919-865-5757
Our Preschoolers Were the Opening Act at the Catholic Schools Live Showcase
Click here to see their video.
Extra! Extra! Read All About Us!
Read about St. Raphael Preschool’s unique focus on Science, published in the October issue of NCEA Elementary Department Newsletter, a publication of the National Catholic Education Association.
Read an article published in the North Raleigh News on our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program.
Register for the 2014-15 School Year
Provide your preschool-aged child with opportunities to make friends, grow in self-confidence, and prepare for future academic success—all while having fun in a secure, nurturing, faith-filled environment. St. Raphael Preschool, an award-winning school for 2–5 year-olds, is now offering a wider variety of class offerings for the 2013-14 school year, including an extended day through 3pm!
All our teachers are certified/credentialed and lovingly foster students’ social-emotional, spiritual, physical and academic growth. Large, bright classrooms are designed to stimulate experiential learning and discovery. Creative Movement, Music and Spanish as well as Cultural Arts enrichments are included in the program. All four- and five-year-olds also attend the beautiful Catechesis of the Good Shepherd faith formation program. Extended day students participate in Science, Math, Art and Drama activities.
See our Admissions page for more information on our class offerings which range from one day/week to five days/week.
We Welcome You to Visit Our Preschool. To Request a Private Tour, Call 919-865-5728.
From the Director:
Welcome to St. Raphael Preschool! We recognize that you as parents are the first and primary educators of your children. As a Catholic preschool, we also recognize that children crave moral and spiritual meaning, and so we strive to support your home efforts as we nurture our young students’ growth in knowledge and love of Christ. A child who has formed a relationship with our loving God and whose spiritual connections are supported within a secure faith community like the one here at St. Raphael’s, will be a child who grows in trust and peace, is emotionally resilient, is happy and hopeful, and who has great regard for himself and for others.
The educational program we offer at Saint Raphael Preschool is based on knowledge of how children develop and learn and on an understanding of the essential elements required in order for children to grow in knowledge and ability. Language and literacy, math, science, creative expression, faith development, socio-emotional understanding, physical development, health and safety are all included in our curriculum. Learning objectives within each of these areas are addressed as children participate in active, hands-on experiences that engage their curiosity and interests. Because preschool-aged children are natural ‘scientists-in-waiting’ and love exploring their world, we place particular attention on science content and skills (e.g., observing, comparing and contrasting, measuring, predicting, recording) to expand children’s knowledge and their growing ability to reason. Finally, because children most certainly learn best in an environment that is responsive, warm, nurturing, and stable and where limits are clear, consistent and reasonable, it is this loving, ‘family’ environment that we strive to provide at Saint Raphael Preschool.
In the Bible we read how God sent the angel Raphael (our patron) to safely guide Tobit, Tobias and Sarah on their life journeys, drawing them into fulfilling relationships with each other. We pray that St. Raphael will similarly guide and protect all our Saint Raphael Preschool children and their families, and that God will bless the relationships they and we will form throughout our time together.
Yours in Christ,