At Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School, we recognize that God uniquely created each child. We understand that each child develops at a different pace and understands content through varying learning styles. Early childhood is a time of incredible and varied growth. Our talented teachers strive to meet each child where they are and help them learn, and grow so that they are ready for the next level in their education.

 

Pre-K Classroom

The Letter People, DIG by Abrams
A research-based, developmentally appropriate, comprehensive Pre-K curriculum, The Letter People has withstood the test of time. This kid-friendly curriculum helps early learners develop the strong foundation
they’ll need for reading and writing success in today’s much more rigorous kindergarten classrooms.

  • Thematically organized
  • Integrated learning across language and literacy, math, science, and social-emotional development

  • Oral language and listening skills

  • Print awareness

  • Phonological and phonemic awareness

  • Alphabet knowledge: letter identification and sound-symbol association

  • Vocabulary development

Handwriting Without Tears
The Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum draws from years of innovation and research to provide developmentally appropriate, multisensory tools and strategies for the classroom. The program follows research that demonstrates children learn more effectively by actively doing, with materials that address all styles of learning. This curriculum is designed to make handwriting easy to learn in just 15 minutes a day. The result truly is handwriting without tears! 


 
 

Kindergarten Classroom

Superkids by Zaner-Bloser 
The Superkids® Reading program is a core literacy curriculum for kindergarten that teaches all aspects of reading seamlessly integrated with the language arts. Built on scientific research and proven pedagogy, it combines rigorous instruction with highly motivating materials.  By the time they finish the program, students have acquired the linguistic understanding required to develop into a fully literate individual. 

My Math by McGraw-Hill
This curriculum provides opportunities for students to build their understandingof mathematical concepts and ample practice to master important skills through a problem-solving environment, insuring that students become life-long problems solvers. 

Shared Journals
Teachers who provide daily practice in responding to journal prompts produce confident writers. This does not happen overnight. Students gradually build their writing stamina under quality instruction. At Holy Trinity, each Kindergartner is given the chance to share a personal experiences with the class. Classmates then recall story events or write their interpretation of the experience in their own journals. Students are encouraged to use inventive spelling and the word wall of learned sight words to develop a journal entry. All journal entries are compiled into a binder for parents to see writing growth throughout the year.