St. Joseph Preschool and Pre-K programs are developmental programs that encourage the growth of the whole child. The primary goal is to help young children develop socially, emotionally, cognitively, physically, and spiritually.
Social/Emotional: Children will develop a positive self-concept and genuine concern for others.
Cognitive: Children will be able to acquire skills that lead to life long learning.
Physical: Children will acquire basic gross motor and fine motor skills.
Spiritually: Children will learn to follow Jesus’ example in learning to get along with others and to remember that God’s love is everlasting.
Children learn best from direct interactions with their environment where each child receives adequate amounts of structure time, individual time, and group time. The children will participate in a well-balanced atmosphere that allows for adequate freedom and choice. By structuring the classroom with appropriate learning materials, and providing choice and incorporating many teaching strategies in a safe and nurturing environment, children will have the opportunity to gain a sense of autonomy, confidence, and self-esteem.
Both Pre-School Program and a Pre-Kindergarten Program are offered.