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Pre-K | Mon—Fri

Ms. Riannon & Ms. Grace

Our focus is on building a strong foundation for success by helping our students to grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

Classroom Philosophy

The pre-kindergarten stage of development is a period of rapid growth and learning. With the proper encouragement and guidance, young children are able to start developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to succeed in school and beyond. We feel that this growth can best be accomplished in a relaxed and caring environment that respects the child’s individuality and natural ability to learn.

Daily Schedule

Mon—Fri

9:00 

Arrival/Free Choice Centers

 

9:25

Circle Time/Morning Meeting*

 

9:45

Developmental Center Rotation

 

10:50

Show and Share Circle*

 

11:05

Bathroom break/Handwashing

 

11:15 

Lunch, Pack up, and Quiet Independent Reading

 

11:45 

Playground/Gross Motor Play

 

12:15

Goodbye Circle*

 

12:25

Start Dismissal

 

Program

Our program follows the Early Learning Standards for North Carolina Preschoolers and the National Association for the Education of Young Children guidelines. NAEYC bases its recommendations on research, learning theory, and fundamental principles of child development. In keeping with the NAEYC guidelines, we offer a program that is developmentally appropriate for four-year-olds. Our activities and experiences are selected to promote growth in all areas. To meet the needs of each individual student, the curriculum provides for differences in maturation, learning styles, needs, and interests.

Our Teachers

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Riannon McNeill

This is my 12th year teaching at Nativity. I started my career in Mortgage Banking for eight years but found my true love of working with children when my children started preschool at Nativity. My husband and I have two children ages 17 (Thad) and 14 (Mackenzie). We stay very busy traveling to our sons cross country and track meets and our daughter’s soccer games. We also have two dogs that keep us moving! I love to spend time outside with my family hiking, camping, biking and running.

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Grace Bradley

I have my degree in Early childhood education and taught from 2008 – 2012. When my oldest daughter Charlotte was born I focused on my children until 2017 when my youngest daughter Eleanor started preschool at Nativity. When I’m not at Nativity, we love to hike and camp as a family and of course travel when we can. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to teach again and can’t wait to meet you and your child!!

12/13 Schedule Update

NPK OPEN at 11AM!

Nativity Preschool & Kindergarten will open at 11am Thursday, December 13th.

There will be no Early Drop Off or Car Rider Line.

Thank you!