Our aim is not only to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core. We do not want complacent pupils, but eager ones.
We seek to sow life in the child rather than theories, to help him in his growth, mental and emotional as well as physical. If the idea of the universe is presented to the child in the right way, it will do more for him than just arouse his interest, it will create in him admiration and wonder, a feeling loftier than any interest and more satisfying.
We hope that our work with the Holy Communion Day School will provide a safe and nurturing place for children in an atmosphere of Christian faith and life, responsive to the needs and concerns of families.
The Holy Communion Day School opened its doors in September 2011. We operate between the hours of 8:45am and 12:30pm.
- The curriculum of Holy Communion Day School is built upon two important principles: the absorbent mind and the sensitive period. The idea of the absorbent mind which lasts from birth to about six years refers to the child’s ability to learn almost effortlessly by manipulating his environment and the objects therein. Language is one example.
- The concept of the sensitive period recognizes that a child tends to focus on certain aspects of his environment at particular moments. During this time, he is especially aware of language, order, movement, or color. By building upon these two concepts in a space especially designed to meet their needs, the teacher promotes the growth and development of each child on an individual basis.
As a part of our curriculum, we offer specific topics and themes that follow a pattern based on the seasons, the months and holidays of the year, important and defining moments in history, and the church year. Our afternoon arts program focuses on different cultures on a monthly basis and examines the geography, art, music, language, and practices of that country.
We also include Christian Education as part of our curriculum. Each child in the Casa Class visits the Atrium as part of the Christian education curriculum once a week with members of their class. The Atrium is a space designed for the 3-6 year old child to learn about God. In this environment, they will have access to works that meet their needs and abilities. Themes of the Atrium include the stories and parables of Jesus Christ, the geography of Israel, and the practices of the Church in baptism and communion.
The Day School offers an opportunity for each child to grow and develop independently. Our objective is to aid them in this endeavor by encouraging a love for learning, a love for God, and a love and respect for each other. Each classroom is designed to meet the needs, physically and emotionally, of children ages 18 months to five years.