Preschool

The St. Joseph Preschool program is a family-centered educational program that strives to meet the needs of the children served and the family’s needs for parenting education and support. The child’s overall development-spiritual, social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and creative-is of prime importance in our program. At St. Joseph Preschool, we encourage and support the development of each child. The needs and interest of each child are taken into account when setting up a hands-on, creative learning environment. Offering a variety of choices within a well-planned setting helps children learn to make good, responsible decisions. All children and their families are welcome to the St. Joseph Preschool regardless of race, religion, or gender.

Full-day: 8:20 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Half-day: 8:20 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

After School Care available from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Early Morning Drop off (7:30 a.m.) free of charge.

Morning snack provided. Full-day students may purchase a balanced lunch in the school cafeteria or can bring their lunch. Afternoon rest time, recess and play time daily.

7:30 – 8:20 Welcome/Sign-in (Free Play, Books & Puzzles)

8:20 – 8:30 Clean-up/Restroom Breaks

8:30 – 9:00 Morning Meeting Activities: Morning Prayer/Pledge of Allegiance/Calendar/Weather/Season Awareness/Introduce Theme for the Week/Stories/Songs/Poems/Fingerplays

9:00 – 10:20 Open Centers (Rotate) Small Group Activities

10:20 – 10:45 Wash Hands/Say Blessing/Snack

10:45 – 11:15 Outside Play

11:15 – 11:30 Prepare for Dismissal (11:20) Pack up backpacks/Story

11:30 – 12:15 Lunch/Outside Play

12:15 – 12:30 Restroom break/wash hands/prepare cots for nap

12:30 – 2:15 Nap or Rest quietly on Cots

2:15 – 2:30 Put away Cots

2:30 – 2:45 Pack up backpacks/Review

2:45 – 3:00 Prepare for dismissal (Car Riders (2:50), Late Car Riders, Afterschool Care (3:00)

Spiritual – To support families in teaching, loving and living their Catholic Christian Faith.

Physical – To develop large and small motor skills, as well as enhance overall physical coordination and identify the need for good health habits.

Social – To provide experiences that foster tolerance, respect, and sensitivity to the varying abilities of all people

Intellectual – To promote curiosity, pre-reading, pre-math, and prewriting skills such as:  listening, following directions, increasing attention span, problem solving and language acquisition skills.

Emotional – To encourage a positive self-concept and belief in the children’s capabilities in order to help them achieve self-confidence and a concern for others in their world.

Creative – To promote children’s creativity through playful expression and freedom of activity. The curriculum will provide for varied activities, fun with music and movement.

Click here for 2017-2018 Preschool Tuition Rates

2016-2017 Tuition Rates:

Full Day: $4650.00 per year
Half Day: $2570.00 per year

Supply Fee: $125.00
Snack Fee: $50

Monday through Friday schedule

Multi-child discount: 25% discount for second student attending St. Joseph Preschool; 10% discount for preschool students with a sibling attending St. Joseph School. Monthly payment plans are available.

After School Care:

$4.00 (3:00-4:30 p.m. pick-up)

$8.00 (4:30-6:00 p.m. pick-up)

Early morning drop-off (7:30 a.m.) No charge

Margaret Bowen

Principal/Preschool Director

mbowen@stjoeelem.org

Becky Chesser

Preschool Teacher-3 y

rchesser@stjoeelem.org

Christy Peek

Preschool Teacher-4 yr

cpeek@stjoeelem.org

Patricia Butler

Preschool Teacher-4 yr

pbutler@stjoeelem.org

Kristy Hutchins

Preschool Teacher-3 yr

khutchins@stjoeelem.org

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