3/4 Year Old Program
The 3/4 Year Old Program at Saint Joseph Preschool provides children with their first experience in a preschool setting. The program focuses on helping
children develop the important social skills required to be succesful in
school. Emphasis is also placed on helping children to learn the “culture” of
school and what school is all about. Cognitive and academic skills are also
encouraged in a developmentally appropriate hands on approach. Children must turn three before August 1 of the year of enrollment and be fully potty trained.
Pre-K 4/5 Program
The Pre-K 4/5 Program helps prepare
children to become developmentally ready for kindergarten. The program focuses on
all areas of development: cognitive, emotional, social, and physical areas of
growth. Emphaisis is placed on helping children to develop each area to their
fullest. This program offers flexibility in scheduling - both full-time and half-time. Children must turn four before August 1 of the year of enrollment.
Pre-K 5/6 Program
The Pre-K 5/6 Program is designed for children who are of kindergarten age but may require another growth year before starting kindergarten. It may also be a choice for older preschool students not quite of kindergarten age who have had some preschool experiences and are ready for a more challenging full-day program. The Pre-K Program is a five-day a week, full-day program. The children are required to attend all five full days each week. School will begin at 8:00 AM with drop off starting at 7:45. School will end at 2:45 PM. Eligibility for Pre-K begins with children who are five years old by December 31 of the year of enrollment. Enrollment decisions are determined on an individual basis based on age, availability, and the best developmental setting for each child.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
The children in each of our programs will also participate once per week in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a Montessori-based religious education program, rooted in Scripture and liturgy, that allows children to nurture their relationship with God by using their hands to work with materials for meditation.