Little Hearts Curriculum
Music, arts, language, laughter and lots of fun. That's how we inspire our Little Hearts.
Little Hearts offers a balanced approach to learning. Our philosophy combines the rich traditions of Sacred Heart with the developmental standards of each age group. Project Work has been integrated into our curriculum. Project work provides for authentic learning which will contribute to a child’s short and long term academic and social development.
Our 1/2s program was created in response from parents to have an early learning program which provides an enriched environment for their 1 year old daughters. The initial goal for the 1/2s is to help them feel safe, feel loved and develop a sense of security. Once this goal is accomplished, the teachers focus on providing daily opportunities for girls to play, explore, engage and create.
Our 2/3s program allows girls to explore, imagine, problem solve and create. Children work in small groups and participate in active, engaging learning activities. Our focus is to teach children how to think not what to think. In a 2/3’s classroom, you will find girls building block structures, painting, singing, participating in dramatic play as well as working on projects of interest.
Our 3/4s participate in hands-on activities which promote critical and creative thinking. Children are encouraged to collaborate with friends and build relationships. Project work with the 3/4s allows teachers to integrate all areas of the curriculum in an engaging way. Children take initiatives, and teachers serve as facilitators by providing opportunities for more in-depth investigations into areas of student interest.
These classes include: religion, library, music, Spanish, physical education and science.
Little Hearts offers an Extended Day option from noon to 3 p.m. daily. Extended Day includes nap time, indoor activities and outside play.
Little Hearts Plus
PLUS is an aftercare program from 3-6 p.m. daily. Students can attend as needed. Fees are charged by the hour and billed monthly.
In The Classroom
Our small classroom sizes are designed with a teacher and a co-teacher in each. The Little Hearts classrooms are inviting and spacious, with an atmosphere that is engaging and child-friendly.
We focus on working with each student to enhance socialization skills, language development and motor ability. Individual and small group instruction provides teachers with the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with each child.
Our program includes receptive and expressive language development, classroom math/science and fine-motor activities, imaginative play and outdoor recreation, enrichment classes in religion, art, library, music and physical education.
Other activities include use of manipulative materials and games to enhance readiness skills and coordination, group experiences to promote sociability and concern for peers and the environment, and informal introduction to pre-reading and math skills.
Our primary goal is to enable each child to develop a positive self-concept and an optimistic attitude towards learning.
As a Sacred Heart institution, we share a philosophy and spirit with the Network of Sacred Heart schools – in the U.S. and worldwide – and commit to educate to our 5 timeless goals.
- Develop a personal and active faith in God
- Explore a deep respect for intellectual values
- Engage in a social awareness which impels to action
- Share in the building of community as a Christian value
- Realize a personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom
How To Apply
Testing is not required for admission into the Little Hearts program.
However, parents must complete an application form and 3 year-old applicants must participate in a group or an individual classroom visit. Our Little Hearts letters of notification are mailed early Spring.
NOTE: In conjunction with Independent Schools of Southwest guidelines, a separate application process is required for girls who wish to attend the Academy of the Sacred Heart prekindergarten–grade 12 program.
Enrollment in our Little Hearts programs is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
In order to complete enrollment, the school must receive all necessary admission documents:
- Completed enrollment agreement
- Certified copy of birth certificate
- Current immunization record and health form (these forms will be mailed to you)
- Completed emergency form
Sacred Heart is an independent Catholic, college prep, ISAS school for girls, and admits qualified students regardless of race, color, religion, nationality or ethnic origin.
For more information about Little Hearts, contact:
Ashley Zito, Director of Admission