St. Matthew's Kindergarten


At St. Matthew’s, the teachers plan for an education and environment

that is developmentally appropriate.


The St. Matthew’s Pre-K curriculum is based on the foundation and knowledge of the MN Department of Education Early Childhood Indicators of Progress.

These learning standards include:

  1. Social and Emotional Development
  2. Approaches to Learning
  3. Language, Literacy, and Communication
  4. The Arts
  5. Social Systems: Cognitive
  6. Physical and Movement Development
  7. Mathematics
  8. Scientific Thinking


Curriculum philosophy for St. Matthew’s Pre-K is based on the High Scope Curriculum.

Curriculum and lesson plans are designed for a progression of learning through each of the 2 Day / 3 Day / 5 Day class offerings.

Teachers observe what the child can do and, extending that learning opportunity, encourage each child’s growth, development, and learning necessary to build toward the next step.

Block Plans