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Young 5’s

St. Mary/McCormick Academy recognizes the importance of helping young learners take their first steps toward a quality education. At our academy, young hearts are nourished in a strong family-oriented environment. Talented teachers and aids open young minds full of wonder and awe to exploration and discovery. Our Preschool and Young 5’s classes are licensed by the Michigan Department of Preschool and Daycare Licensing. Come join all of our blessings here at St. Mary/McCormick Catholic Academy in Port Huron, Michigan

  • For current tuition information, click here.
  • Students must be 4 by September 1st and fully potty trained to join our Young 5’s program.
  • We go on fun field trips to enrich our curriculum and learn with hands-on experiences! We go to various places like the farm, apple orchard, DNR Outdoor Adventure center, and the zoo. 
  • Our Young 5’s program is a great transition to getting students ready for Kindergarten the following year.
  • Through one-on-one, small group, and whole group activities, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities with the emphasis based on social development, following directions, and developing good academic habits.
  • Students are introduced to the alphabet and phonetic sounds of each letter. There are new themes that are focused on each week while exposing the children to an interest and love of learning.
  • We offer Young 5’s to our younger Cardinals 5 days a week. They may come half day (7:45 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.) or full day (7:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.).

A Typical Day in Young 5’s at SM/MCA

A typical day in Young 5’s starts with a morning work activity or a hands-on manipulative activity! Then the older students in our school lead us with a morning prayer and pledge over the sound system. After, we come together at the carpet for circle time and dance! We take a bathroom break, have snack, and then get some free choice time so our imaginations can blossom! We clean up and come back together for a classroom Literacy lesson and a Religion lesson. We then get small group work time while we work on our morning centers. After that we go to recess together before our half-day friends leave for the day. In the afternoon, we have lunch and then quiet time. After quiet time, we have snack and have another Literacy lesson. We then practice our math skills with IXL and/or centers. We have indoor free choice while we begin to pack up for the day, and once all packed, take an afternoon recess until dismissal.

Young 5’s Highlights at SM/MCA


  • Daily prayer at snack and morning announcements
  • Daily Religion Lesson using God Made the World series by Loyola Press
  • Participate weekly in a Prayer Service (Sept.-Dec.) and Mass (Jan.-May)
  • Students Learn the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be Prayers

Social Studies

  • Students learn about geography and start to learn about our area
  • Students learn about Community Helpers
  • Students learn about the 7 continents of the World that God Created


  • Students learn about weather daily during Circle Time
  • Students learn primary and secondary colors
  • Learn Life Cycles of plants and butterflies
  • Learn about Oviparous and Viviparous Animals


  • Number recognition 1-10
  • Shapes and Patterns
  • Utilize the IXL Math Program to enhance our math skills

Language Arts

  • Students work on a letter each week and sound recognition
  • Students work on rhyming words
  • Learn songs for Days of the Week, Months of the Year, and the Alphabet

Come Join the Fun at St. Mary McCormick Catholic Academy!

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