Enrichment Kindergarten

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Welcome to the St. Francis of Assisi Enrichment Kindergarten program!

The Enrichment Kindergarten program is structured to give parents the opportunity to personalize their child’s Kindergarten experience.  Families at St. Francis may choose Full-Day Kindergarten, Half-Day Kindergarten or Half-Day Kindergarten with Enrichment Kindergarten. The Enrichment Kindergarten program offers families the opportunity to attend full full-time or part time.   

The Enrichment Kindergarten program supports the core curriculum introduced in the Half-Day Academic Kindergarten classroom.  Educational games and activities, journal writing, dramatic play, cooking, art, and physical education activities provide children with the opportunity to re-visit and explore the concepts taught in the Half-Day Academic Kindergarten. The Half-Day Academic Kindergarten and Enrichment Kindergarten staff work together to ensure continuity between the two program components.  The themes and lessons from the Half-Day Kindergarten carry over into the Enrichment Kindergarten day.  

Program Schedule

  • Enrichment Kindergarten children will eat lunch and have recess from 11:00 - 12:00.  After recess, they will transition into Enrichment Kindergarten
  • Enrichment Kindergarten runs from 12:00 - 3:00
  • Half-Day Kindergaren children will have specials during their time in Enrichment Kindergarten

Daily Program
The Academic Kindergarten and Enrichment Kindergarten staff work together to ensure continuity between the two programs. Shared themes and curriculum topics make it possible to offer a wide range of experiences to the children. In Enrichment Kindergarten the children will:

  • Play educational games focusing on math, letters, memory, etc.
  • Participate in dramatic play activities
  • Practice fine motor skills using a wide range of building and construction toys
  • Have additional opportunities to practice reading and writing skills
  • See their words and ideas in writing
  • Be able to participate in art and craft activities
  • Have hands-on science and cooking experiences
  • Have the opportunity for one-on-one work to meet individual academic needs 9as determined by the academic Kindergarten Teacher

Large Motor Activities
The children in Enrichment Kindergarten have daily gym and/or outdoor play times except when prohibited by the weather.  The children play in a large, fenced in playground geared to meet the needs of young children. 

Extended School Program
Enrichment Kindergarten families have the option of enrolling in before or after-school care. 

  • Before School Care         6:45 am – 7:45 am
  • After School Care             3:00 pm – 6:15 pm

No-School and Half-Day Programs
Special programs are offered on many of the no-school and half-day sessions. The days care is offered is indicated on the school calendar. 

For More Information
Please contact Diane Sheffrey, Director of the Extended School Program and Preschool at 734-821-2290 or dsheffrey [at] stfrancisaa [dot] org.

Resources and Forms
ESP Registration Form

Preschool Registration Form

Frequently Asked Questions – ESP

Frequently Asked Questions - Preschool

Extended School Program

Parish Enrichment Preschool

Full-Day Preschool Program for Four-Year-Olds

School Calendar