We Believe….That children are unique and develop in their own time and pace. That through the guidance of our teachers, children will learn about self-respect, respecting others, sharing, listening, and embracing God’s love. Our goal is to create strong relationships among the children, their families and the church community.
Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church Preschool teachers are experienced, dedicated, and excited to participate in our preschool program. All staff is screened and approved by Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church and the Archdiocese of Atlanta. They are also required to participate in continuing educational seminars, workshops, and conferences. We firmly believe communication is the key to a child’s success. As the staff works to collaborate with the parents, the child will soar to great heights. Our hopes are to build a relationship with the families in hopes of seeing one another as extended family. As such, we provide many opportunities for fellowship among our families to get to know each other.
Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church Preschool is under the supervision of the Archdiocese of Atlanta Office of Catholic Schools. Our Director and staff attend ten plus hours of Professional Development courses provided by the Archdiocese of Atlanta Summer Education Institute and other training agencies, and also maintain certification in CPR and First Aid. Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church Preschool operates under the guidance of the Archdiocese of Atlanta Office of Parish-Based Early Childhood Programs, Jennifer Hughes – Director of Parish Preschools. You can reach her at 404-920-7704.
For more information about Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church Preschool – please contact our Director Gina DeGennaro at 678-854-9990
The preschool curriculum is designed to be an enriching experience with hands on learning opportunities. Thematic units of study are planned by the teachers to stimulate general interests as well as correlated with seasons.
Our Programs & Enrichment
STREAM: Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, & Math
Handwriting Without Tears®
Clifford’s Scholastic Weekly
Stories Of God’s Love by RCL Benziger
Big Day for Pre-K by Scholastic
Small teacher-pupil ratio
Music & Movement daily
Pre-K Café: Cooking activities related to themes monthly
Pre-K Walking Library Field Trips Monthly
Lots of fellowship with siblings and parents
Clear Touch™ Interactive Boards are in each of our classrooms, offering our teachers infinite new options for engaging our students in a meaningful and interactive way. This early exposure to classroom technology prepares our students well for kindergarten as many of our local schools house Clear Touch boards.
Secure location: We have a brand new state of the art facility complete with video surveillance and a two-point lock down entry that is only accessible with a secure card. Our staff is trained in “Active Shooter Training”. Tornado and fire drills are practiced regularly. An Emergency Preparedness Plan is in place, facilitated by classroom hallway access to an emergency phone to signal the need for immediate assistance and school-wide alert capabilities through our Clear Touch™ technology. These all provide our teachers with the ability to execute safety controls quickly and effectively .
Church and preschool staff are certified in CPR, First Aid, and the use of our in-house Automated External Defibrillator (AED). All are also trained under the Archdiocese of Atlanta Safe Environment Program (VIRTUS).