We see our preschool as a partnership between school and home. The purpose of Little Saints is to provide a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment that promotes the development of the “Whole child,” meeting the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual needs of the child while responding to the needs of the family.
We believe that each child is a unique person with individual patterns and timing of growth. Children learn through active exploration and interacting with materials, ideas, and people. As individuals with human rights, children need the opportunity to make choices freely from a variety of learning areas. We strive to provide the child with experiences that support success and self worth. These experiences are to match the child’s development abilities while also challenging the child’s interest and understanding.
In a Catholic Preschool, religious development is of primary importance to us. It will be approached simply and in the total context of the child's life. We believe values are cultivated in a child not only through direct teaching, but also through the example experienced in everyday situations. We will learn short prayers to be said at meals and group times. Songs, stories and activities will often be of a religious nature. Our program attempts to guide youngsters to understand that people and the world are gifts of a loving God. Using this positive framework, we try to nurture each child's curiosity and sense of wonder.
The preschool staff is trained in the area of Early Childhood Education, and have an understanding of the children’s developmental needs. Staff members demonstrate positive attitudes about cultural values. They facilitate, encourage, and support the children by preparing an attractive environment that provides stimulating and challenging material and educational activities that are culturally and developmentally appropriate.
Family is the primary influence on the child’s growth and development. Cooperation between parents and the staff is essential, and must be nurtured and maintained in order to produce more effective outcomes for the children.
Children must be four years old by September 1st in order to be eligible.
They are provided breakfast, lunch and snack daily as part of our Free and Reduced Meal Program.
Tuition for the preschool is the same as in Grades K-8. This information can be found under the Admissions tab on our website.