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Welcome to Mrs. Sondej's

Learning Through Play

Mrs. Sondej proudly adheres to the highest standards of education and caregiving. She has been an Early Childhood Educator for over 24 years.  Her curriculum was featured at the 2019 National Catholic Educational Association Conference in Chicago and was presented in Denver.  It has also been used at Loyola University by the co-director of the Greeley Center for Catholic Education and Assistant Professor to show how to maximize instruction with intentional curriculum.

At St. Mary of Gostyn, our mission consists of providing a warm and nurturing environment where children feel safe. Our unique classroom offers various activities that are specifically designed to encourage each child’s growth. Through cooperative play and creative activities, children reach their social, emotional and physical milestones naturally and with ease.

Mrs. Sondej is excited to be welcomed to the SMG family after teaching at St. Dominic, Bolingbrook for 20 years.  St. Dominic closed in 2022 and she will always love her St. Dominic years but is embracing her new school and new school family!

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SMG Pre-Kindergarten Calendar


19-SMG Mass hosted by Pre-K, Preschool, and our 4th Grade Buddies

20-24 Star of the Week Aiden

20-Playdough Club Grant, 1st Day of Spring

23-Hayes' Birthday!, Hayes Super Scientist

24-Royal Reader Amy

27-31 Enjoy your Spring Break!


3-Playdough Club Elsie

5-Lucia's Birthday!, Easter Egg Hunt

6-10 Happy Easter!

11-Playdough Club Ben

13-Ms. Amanda (Downers Grove Library)

14-Super Scientist Amy

Scholastic Book Orders

Due: April 21

Book Orders
Please click on the Scholastic Link below to order books online.  Orders benefit our classroom by giving us many books, games, and other educational items.  Thank you for your order!!!!

To order online:
On the parent page, click the "Don't have a User Name and Password?" link then register for your own username and password.  When prompted, enter the one-time Class Activation Code GKV86 

Connect to Our Class Page:
Shop the flyers with your child: 


Scholastic My Big World Online Magazine


Please click on the link below and 
-Log In 
-I am a Student
-Classroom Password: sondej123

Enjoy the topics that we are learning about with our online magazine!  There are games, hands on activities and videos.

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Our Mission

What We’re All About

The St. Mary of Gostyn Early Childhood Program is founded on a basic belief in the dignity of each child as a unique person created by God.
Parents as primary educators form the basis of a child’s earliest learning experiences.
In partnership with parents, the program builds upon this foundation, and provides developmentally appropriate experiences designed to meet the needs of the individual child

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Pre-Kindergarten Information

Encouraging Curiosity and Fun

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Classroom Activities

Learning Through Play

The mission of St. Mary of Gostyn Pre-K is to prepare our students for the future by providing a quality education rooted in the Catholic faith experience through the development of each individual student's potential.


School Specials

Pre-Kindergarten will be attending enriching specials throughout the week.  We are blessed to have amazing teachers that help us work on our social, physical, academic, and fine arts growth.

Classroom Gallery

Learning through play, socialization, and enriching activities.

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Family Involvement

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