St. Joseph Preschool offers planned thematic curriculum activities appropriate for the children's age and development that include pre-reading, math readiness, science, social studies, art activities, music, nature, movement, and dramatic play. We offer a nurturing, hands-on program centered on themes that are of high interest to children. The themes are designed to develop kindergarten readiness skills. Examples of themes include; Holidays, Seasons, All About Me, Friendship, Health and Safety, Dinosaurs, Transportation, and Insects. Religious activities are incorporated into the various themes each day.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am to 11:45 am
Students must be 3 years old by Sept. 30th
Our Pre3 program focuses on socialization and relationship building. Students have opportunities to participate in structured child-directed center activities, circle time, recess, and sharing time. Throughout the day, students are focusing on letters or numbers as well as a number of learning objectives which include making choices, problem-solving, and social skills development.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 am to 11:45 am
Students must be 4 years old by Oct. 31st
Students in our Pre4 program begin their Kindergarten preparation journey here! Through structured child-directed table activities such as journals, sensory exploration and fine motor activities students learn to develop their cognitive and fine motor skills further. In addition to table activities, students work on their listening skills, have opportunities to enhance their math and language and develop their spirituality.
Monday through Friday 12:30pm to 3:20 pm
Students must be 5 years old by March 31st
Our last stop before Kindergarten, students continue to focus on their foundational skills to prepare them for success as they move forward. Students will practice with calendar activities, work on pre-reading and writing skills using the Handwriting Without Tears program and also develop their imagination through finger plays and thematic activities.
Preschool Skills List
Sample Pre3 Schedule
Sample Pre4 Schedule