Dear Pre-K3 Parents,

I would first like to start by saying how proud your kiddos have made this entire staff! They are independent, kind and smart. We know this is going to be a great year!

Secondly, I want to say how proud I am of all of you. Every teacher at Annunciation is a mom and we have all been through this very difficult transition. We truly appreciate the trust you have placed in us; we know it is not a decision you have made lightly. I promise your child’s happiness and wellbeing is our top priority. We want this to be a very positive experience for your entire family. We are here to help your children succeed and grow as little learners.

Thank you again and if you have any questions or concerns please be sure to contact me!

Thank you,
Carrie D’Attilio
Director/Pre-K4 Teacher


The 3-year-old program at Annunciation Strong Start Early Learning Academy focuses on developmentally appropriate activities for your child’s first experience at school. Some of these include (but are not limited to) the following areas of development and activities:

  • Gross motor
  • Balance beam
  • Hopscotch
  • Gym time
  • Dancing
  • Yoga
  • Movement poems
  • Fine motor
  • “Pinching play” (tongs, tweezers)
  • Scissor skills
  • Threading
  • Clothespin play
  • Art activities
  • Handwriting Without Tears writing program
  • Language skills
  • Journaling
  • Circle time
  • Show and tell
  • Letter recognition
  • Fundamental beginning reading skills
  • Author studies
  • Print concepts
  • Letter of the week
  • Phonics
  • Word walls
  • Fundamental beginning math skills
  • Number recognition
  • Measurement
  • Pattern building
  • Shape recognition
  • Social skills
  • Sharing
  • Kindness
  • Empathy
  • Recognizing feelings
  • Religion
  • Age appropriate prayer
  • Bible stories
  • Church songs

Regular progress reports will be sent home so parents are aware of how their child is adapting to school and acquiring the skills presented in class. Parents are encouraged to contact the teachers at any time with concerns or questions regarding what is presented in class and their child’s participation. Parents are also encouraged to volunteer in the classroom to be a part of their child’s day.

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7580 Clinton Street
Elma, New York 14059



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