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Saint Joseph Preschool

Saint Joseph Preschool Philosophy

“While we prepare useful citizens for society, we shall likewise do our utmost
to prepare citizens for heaven.” 
-Basil Moreau, Founder of the
Congregation of Holy Cross

This quote, from Congregation of Holy Cross founder Blessed Basil Moreau, captures our true philosophy about educating young children. Our goal is to embrace all areas of child development: spiritual, emotional, physical, and cognitive. We recognize each child as a gift from God and we look to emphasize their special and unique gifts. We do this by creating a curriculum and an environment that encourages individuality, creativity, and discovery through developmentally appropriate practices. Children are empowered to be the active catalyst in their learning through a process of self-discovery as they learn independence and problem-solving skills. 

At Saint Joseph Preschool, our ultimate goal is to have an environment where all children are loved and respected as they develop the skills they need to be citizens for this world and the next.

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