Program

Notre Dame Preschool is guided by a Catholic pre-primary curriculum. We believe that children learn best when they have the freedom to explore their environments, select materials that are self-correcting and given time to learn and absorb the concepts being investigated. The teacher is seen as a guide for the learning that occurs, and provides learning tasks or jobs based upon observation of the child. Life-long learning occurs most efficiently when the individual child's interests and development determine the materials being offered for exploration.

Ages: 3 years – 5 years

Children must be 3 years of age on or before September 1st of the year seeking admission.      

Hours: Full day:  8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.         

Half day:  8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.      

This is a ten-month program, from mid-August through mid-July. The preschool will observe all holidays, vacations and summer break as listed on the school year calendar unless otherwise noted. Children must be toilet trained, able to comfortably separate from parents, and interact positively with others. If a child does not show signs of readiness, we will ask that you withdraw your child and re-enroll at a later date.

For more information, please contact our school office.

Director Haydet Giulianetti: hgiulianetti@nde.org

Notre Dame Elementary School, 1200 Ralston Avenue, Belmont 650-591-2209.