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Catholic Preschool in Towson, MD

As a Catholic Preschool in Towson, MD, the faculty and staff of Immaculate Conception School (ICS) believe that each child is a unique individual and special child of God.  ICS is staffed by certified early education teachers and instructional assistants.  Our Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 classes provide the structure and guidance necessary for each child to grow in a fun, safe and nurturing environment while approaching kindergarten readiness. 

Our preschool also has a designated playground area that is featured on our Campus Gallery page.

ICS Preschool: By the Numbers

Student to Teacher Ratio in PreK3

Student to Teacher Ratio in PreK4

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Total Number of Students in the Preschool Program

Why Choose a Catholic Preschool for your child?

Preschool Overview

Our certified early education teachers and instructional assistants provide a supportive and nurturing environment where children can thrive. Through structured activities and guidance, our Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 classes focus on developing the skills necessary for kindergarten readiness, including cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth. Additionally, our designated playground area offers opportunities for outdoor play and exploration, enhancing the overall preschool experience. At Immaculate Conception School, we are dedicated to laying a strong foundation for our students’ academic and personal development, ensuring they are well-prepared for the next step in their educational journey.

Preschool Daily Schedule

 

Pre-K 3 Daily Schedule

Time Activity
8:00 – 8:10 AM Homeroom
8:15 – 8:35 AM Bathroom/Centers
8:40 – 9:00 AM ELA
9:05 – 9:25 AM Snack
9:30 – 9:50 AM Outside Play
9:55 – 10:15 AM Math
10:20 – 10:40 AM Music/Movement
10:45 – 11:05 AM God’s Time
11:10 – 11:55 AM Centers/Small Groups
12:00 PM Dismissal for Half-Day
12:00 PM – 2:30 PM Lunch, Outdoor Play, Bathroom Breaks, Rest Time
2:30 – 2:45 PM Wake-up, Pack-up, and Dismissal

Pre-K 4 Daily Schedule

Time Activity
8:00 – 8:10 AM Homeroom
8:15 – 8:35 AM Bathroom/Centers
8:40 – 9:00 AM Morning Meeting
9:05 – 9:25 AM ELA/Handwriting
9:30 – 9:50 AM Math
9:55 – 10:15 AM Bathroom/Snack
10:20 – 10:40 AM Outdoor Play
10:45 – 11:05 AM Music, Art, Tech, Science, Library or Gym
11:10 – 11:30 AM Religion or Social Studies
11:35 – 11:55 AM Centers
12:00 PM Dismissal for Half-Day
12:00 PM – 2:30 PM Lunch, Outdoor Play, Bathroom Breaks, Rest Time
2:30 – 2:45 PM Wake-up, Pack-up, and Dismissal
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How We Prepare our Students for Success in Kindergarten and Beyond

 

Preschool Curriculum

In order to prepare our youngest learners for Kindergarten we have designed a Pre-K program that helps each child develop new skills and build upon existing ones.  Children have the opportunity to play, learn, and grow as they benefit from a curriculum that includes:

Student Support

Several support structures are in place at ICS to enhance the academic, physical and emotional well-being of our students. 

Curriculum Highlights

  • Teacher-directed and self-directed learning activities in the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, physical activity, art, and music
  • Emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving through sensory and hands-on learning in the classroom
  • Incorporation of social-emotional learning goals and development of self-help skills
  • Focus on refining of fine and gross motor skills
  • Bible stories and daily prayers
  • Daily singing and creative movement
  • Technology-rich classrooms equipped with a BenQ Board and access to an iPad cart

Top in the Archdiocese of Baltimore
The Pre-K programs at ICS are certified by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) as a Maryland EXCELS Level 5 provider, which is the highest rating available and is indicative of our strong commitment to high quality child care and early education.

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Extracurricular Activities

Preschoolers enjoy a fall pumpkin patch, an Easter egg hunt and other special enrichment activities and celebrations, along with an end-of-year picnic celebration.

Our campus features a playground designed just for preschool use, with specially designed equipment for our youngest students.

Monthly topics of focus are incorporated into the curriculum including saints, Christmas Around the World, famous African Americans, famous Women in History, Famous Authors and Artists and Lifecycles of Nature which culminates in a butterfly growing kit in each classroom and butterflies released into the chapel garden!

  • Weekly classroom mystery readers.
  • Regular chapel visits.

The ICAA soccer and basketball programs are available for our Pre-K 4 students to experience athletics in an instructional clinic setting.

Student Support Services

Our Inclusion Coordinator oversees development and administration of accommodations for students with special learning needs and documented learning support plans such as IEPs and 504s.

For students needing speech-language or occupational therapy services, ICS works in conjunction with BCPS and outside agencies to provide services during the school day. To learn more please visit our student support services page. 

Two professional counselors engage in a wide range of student support activities while also administering guidance programming in the classrooms. Additionally, they oversee the Friendzy program, a social-emotional learning program offering instruction specially designed to engage young students. The overarching goal of Friendzy is to deepen student connection to others and to equip students with the tools needed to develop healthy relationships which in turns helps them to maximize their academic performance.

Our support staff also includes two registered nurses so that our Health Office is professionally staffed whenever school is in session.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

PBIS is a nationwide program created to enhance school cultures by establishing positive supports focusing on prevention rather than punishment. Our PBIS motto at ICS is  Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Kind – Because Christ Matters and it guides all that we do. At ICS, we follow schoolwide procedures and processes so that everyone – students, teachers, staff, parents and administration – understand behavior expectations, which in turn creates a safe, consistent and productive learning environment for all. 

Age Requirements for Preschool Admission

Program eligibility is based upon a child’s age on September 1st of the relevant school year and age exceptions cannot be made.

Please note that all ICS Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 students must be potty-trained and independent with toileting prior to the start of the school year.

Ready to apply to our Preschool? The online application may be accessed here.

“The preschool program has really helped my child build confidence and independence in these foundational years. The program includes developmentally appropriate faith formation that I know will be with her for years to come!”

Hannah Krug

We have been extremely happy with the preschool program at ICS. Our daughter has made strides with her math and handwriting skills. Classes are fun, but structured. We could not be happier with our decision to start our child at ICS in the preschool program!

Kristen Panos

“As a graduate of ICS, I am so pleased to see that ICS continues to teach and challenge our little ones with one standard in mind – excellence.  Above all, we are so blessed to give our kids the opportunity to begin to develop their faith as Christians.

Craig Ward

Ready to Learn More About Our Catholic Preschool in Towson, MD? 

 

Discover the excellence of Immaculate Conception School’s Preschool Program! Set the stage for your child’s promising academic journey by reaching out today. Inquire about our distinguished Catholic education, which encompasses a comprehensive curriculum, seamless technology integration, vibrant arts and music programs, invigorating athletic opportunities, and a diverse range of engaging clubs and activities. Embark on a fulfilling educational adventure with us at Immaculate Conception School, where we are committed to nurturing every aspect of your child’s growth and development!

Catholic Preschool in Towson, MD