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Catholic Preschool

St. Patrick Parish & Shrine Preschool Ministry

Purpose and Mission Statement

Our purpose is to support parents in early childhood education in an affordable Catholic environment. We are committed to working closely with parents toward the spiritual growth and welfare of the whole family. We want your child’s first learning experience, spiritual and academic, to be fun, exciting, and inspiring in order to set the stage for future educational success.

St. Patrick Catholic Preschool’s mission is to build a faithful community where children can experience the love of God, learn and practice virtue, and to provide exceptional educational preparation for Kindergarten. We strive to promote a balance of spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional and social growth of children.

Class Days and Times

Pre-K Classes
Monday & Wednesday
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Tuesday & Thursday
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

4 & 5 Year Old Morning Class
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

4 & 5 Year Old Afternoon Class
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

3 Year Old Class
Tuesdays and Thursdays
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

We follow the Kenton County Schools Calendar with a few exceptions. School begins after Labor Day and ends before Memorial Day. There will be a few play dates prior to Labor Day, however, actual class days do not start until September. We will also be off on all holy days of obligation due to Diocesan policy. A school calendar will be published prior to the start of school.

Enrollment

Preschool enrollment is open to St. Patrick parishioners first, and then to the public on a first come, first serve basis. We welcome enrollment to all children regardless of race, religious affiliation, national origin or sex. There is a $100 registration fee due at the time of enrollment.

*Tuition

Tuition for the cost for the school year is as follows:

3 Year Olds
$115/month

4/5 Year Olds
$155/month

Pre-K
$170/month

*Registration fee (all age groups): $100

Registration is due at the time of enrollment. Tuition will be due the first school day of each month. Tuition and fees can be paid by check or cash. Checks need to be made out to: St. Patrick Catholic Preschool.

Ratio

St. Patrick Catholic Preschool will always try to hold to a 6:1 ratio in the classroom. The administrator will be on-site and used as an additional aide as needed.

Teaching Staff

While staff may change from year to year, at St. Patrick Catholic preschool, we are committed to keeping to our 6:1 ratio as closely as possible. This generally means three teachers are in the room at all times.

Curriculum

3 Year Olds-Will be introduced to colors, shapes, numbers, and letters using a mix of Montessori and traditional teaching style. Each day our 3s will participate in Calendar Math, Circle Time, Centers and Story time. For Religion we will use the RCL Benzinger Series: Stories of God’s Love paired with Bible stories, prayer and time spent in Church. The 3s will also be exposed to some science experiments, social studies and art.

4 Year Olds – Will review colors, numbers and shapes, and be introduced to letters and sounds using a mix of Montessori and traditional teaching style. Each day our 4s will participate in Calendar Math, Circle Time, Centers and Story time. The 4s will begin basic addition and subtraction using manipulatives. For Religion we will use the RCL Benzinger Series: Stories of God’s Love paired with Bible stories, prayer and time spent in Church. The 3s will also have weekly science and social studies classes, as well as art and everyday living.

Pre-K – will build upon and sharpen the skills learned in 4 year old preschool. It is a class designed for students who may have a late birthday, or may need an extra year for social or cognitive development before beginning Kindergarten. All letters and sounds should be mastered by the end of the Pre-K year. Students will also learn basic phonetic blends, sight words and other pre-reading skills. In math students will continue to build upon addition, subtraction and counting skills. Students will enjoy weekly science experiments, social studies classes, practical living lessons and of course Religion classes. Religion will be based upon the RCL Benzinger Series: Stories of God’s Love paired with Bible stories, prayer and time spent in church.

The Kenton County Library will visit all classes monthly to share stories and songs!

Contact Pam Nunnelley for more information at (859) 344-7040 or email: nunnelleyp@stpatrickchurch.us.

Catholic Preschool Enrollment for 2018-2019 School Year

Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year is now open  You may register your child for the 2018-2019 school year on-line by clicking the button below, then selecting the Preschool class you would like to enroll your child in.  PLEASE BE SURE TO SELECT A CATHOLIC PRESCHOOL CLASS NOT CCD PRESCHOOL.  If you would like more information on any of the preschool programs, please contact Pam Nunnelley at (859) 344-7040 or email: nunnelleyp@stpatrickchurch.us.


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Catholic Preschool