Pre-Kindergarten -  Ms. Vital

About Your Teacher

My name is Karen Vital. I was born and raised in upstate NY, and moved to CT after Igraduated from college. I have been teaching in Early Childhood Education for 25 years. I have taught in Head Start programs as well as public school programs, but have found my home in Catholic Education. This is my first year at St. John School, and I’m thrilled to be a part of this amazing community. 

I believe that the foundation for any early learning is a calm, loving, and nurturing environment. Children learn best when they know that they are loved, valued, and safe. In my time away from the school, I am a busy mother of 4 teenage children, and spend my time at their sporting events and activities. I also have 2 dogs and 2 cats. To relax, I can be found at the beach or in the woods, as they are my happy places. 

I am so excited to be a part of St. John School as it grows!


Writing Readiness

  • Alphabet Knowledge
  • Colors / Coloring
  • Pre-writing concepts -vocabulary, motor and social skills
  • Progressive writing
Language & Literacy
  • Phonics
  • Concepts about print
  • Comprehension
  • Language development


STEAM activities

Community Service Workers

Exploration of God’s Word, I.e plants , animals, weather


  • Creation
  • Noah’s Ark
  • Ten Commandments
  • Advent / Lent
  • Parables of Jesus
  • Share the Good News
  • Mary, the Blessed Mother
  • Attend Mass


  • Shapes and Space
  • Patterns
  • Numbers and Number concepts






PreK 2018-19