Literacy and language development is fundamental to learning. Pre-literacy skills and early language concepts are emphasized beginning with our youngest students. Through the use of literature, rhyming, dramatic play, and poetry, our students are prepared for more complex language and literacy skills necessary to becoming confident and capable readers and writers. Our kindergarten and pre-first students utilize the Wilson Fundations phonics program and a Caldecott Award based reading program, culminating in an end of the year Publishing Party, where individual and class created books are shared with members of our community.
Redeemer Parish Day School is fortunate to have a library with countless books, ranging from classic picture books to age-appropriate non-fiction titles. Beginning in the 3s, classes attend a weekly library session run by parent volunteers, offering additional opportunity for the development of reading comprehension and focused listening. Children are given the option to check out books, fostering independence and accountability.
Once a week our kindergarten and pre-first students attend a Spanish enrichment class. This introductory, multi-sensory program exposes our students to a second language and culture using games, songs and age-appropriate activities.