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                                                           WELCOME TO ST. PATRICK PRESCHOOL!

 

We are very happy you are exploring our wonderful preschool as an option for your little ones.  As you read ahead and learn more about our program, we think you will begin to see why our preschool is special.  Our preschool is a branch of St. Patrick Catholic School.  We serve children ages 3 to 5 (by August 1) with full or half day classes, 5 days a week. We look forward to sharing time with your family and watching your children grow and flourish within our care!

              Admissions for the 2022-2023 school year is now on a waitlist for all ages.

The admissions season for the 2023-2024 school year will kick-off in mid-September. 

For information and to set up a tour, please submit and Inquiry HERE

 

Tamara Barton, Preschool Director

We look forward to meeting your family!

 

ABOUT US

St. Patrick Preschool is the perfect balance of academics and healthy play.  It is our goal to provide your child with the most current trends in early childhood education along with a safe, loving and fun environment.  Children will be encouraged to make smart, creative choices with the guidance of professional, experienced and highly educated teachers.  We offer a systematic approach to learning that builds a foundation helping your child transition to kindergarten.

 

OUR PROGRAM

St. Patrick Preschool offers young children the opportunity to grow mentally, physically and spiritually in a safe, structured environment. The program provides a rich learning environment that uses themed units to teach children the concepts needed to be successful in junior kindergarten or kindergarten. The class is center-based; giving children the choice to explore art, books, blocks, dramatic play, math and science, music, and sensory activities each day. The children develop fine and gross motor skills in individual, small and large group settings, in the classroom, and outside. 

By participating in the St. Patrick Preschool, children will gain knowledge and experience in all the developmental areas: Cognitive, Adaptive, Motor, Social & Emotional, and Communication. The program uses the Kentucky Early Learner goals to plan experiences for children. The curriculum infuses spiritual experiences for the children as well. 

 

DEVELOPMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Eligible students must be potty trained and 3 or 4 years old on or before August 1st of the current school year in which you are enrolling. 

 

OUR STAFF

Our program is led by our very dedicated Preschool Director, Tamara Barton.  Each class has one lead teacher with one full time teaching assistant.  Our Preschool Team is highly experienced in working with young children, and we meet each and every preschooler where they are developmentally to help them reach their full potential and be prepared for Kindergarten. 

 

OUR DAILY ROUTINE

Preschool students at St. Patrick can expect the following daily routine: morning circle time, music, movement, theme activities, free play, story and writing time, snack, lunch, prayer, rest time, Bible stories, and academic centers. The class will participate in seasonal class parties, special events and opportunities of service and charity to others. Each student will be given the opportunity to participate in activities at their own level of development. 

 

OUR SCHEDULE

We follow the St. Patrick Catholic School daily schedule and yearly calendar for hours, holidays, teacher conferences and events.

 

Arrivals begin at  7:15 am, actual classroom instruction begins at 7:45

Dismissals are at  2:15 pm, M - F. 

(except for early dismissal every Wednesday at 1:00 pm.) 

 

St. Patrick Preschool offers full and half day classes, 5 days a week, Monday - Friday, with early dismissal every Wednesday at 1:00pm.

 

Full day:

Monday - Friday, 7:45 am - 2:15 pm (Wednesday 1:00 pm dismissal)

 

Half day:

Monday - Friday, 7:45 am - 11:45 pm


 

ARRIVALS AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE

Preschoolers may be dropped off as early as 7:15am.  Actual instruction time begins at 7:45 am.

After school care for preschoolers is offered for an additional cost, which is determined by the number of days you would need after school care. Your preschooler will stay within the preschool program.  We offer after school care until  6:00pm.  There is a $50 registration fee.  If you are needing after school care you need to contact the preschool Director Tamara Barton via email:  tbarton@stpatlou.org.

FINANCIAL

TUITION   

 

 

 

FEES

Application fee:  $150.00 per child, due with applications submitted by January 15th.   The fee increases to $250.00 per child for applications received after January 15th.  Application fees are all non-refundable.

New Student Commitment Fee - Program fee:  $300.00 per child. 

Once accepted, this fee is required to be paid by the deadline in the acceptance letter (typically 2 weeks from the date of acceptance) to confirm your spot in St. Patrick Preschool. 

The New Student Commitment Fee - Program Fee includes (but not limited to):

  • A confirmed spot in St. Patrick Preschool

  • Age appropriate instructional and manipulative materials needed to develop small and large gross motor or critical thinking skills.

  • In house field trips

  • Supplies not included on the your school supply list

  • School yearbook

Snack and milk fee:  $80.00 per child

Lunch: $4.00 per day if your preschooler is purchasing lunch.

Lunch milk only:  $0.50 cents each

ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

Order of priority for preschool enrollment presumes active participation in the parish life, including support of the church and is based on the following: 

  1.  Registered, active parishioners with children currently enrolled in St. Patrick Catholic School (JK-8th grade). 

  2.  Registered active parishioners. 

  3.  Non-parishioners.

  4.  Children must meet the age requirements of the class for which they are applying. 

  5.  All children must be fully potty trained before entering preschool. 

 

TO APPLY

Click HERE for the online application.  The link can also be found on the school website.  Once that is completed, you will be notified  by the Director with additional information.

For more information, contact Mrs. Tamara Barton, Preschool Director at tbarton@stpatou.org

 

HANDBOOK

 

ST. PATRICK PRESCHOOL IS LICENSED BY THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY AND, FOLLOWS ALL STATE CHILDCARE REGULATIONS.

Preschool Only

NUMBER OF

CHILDREN

1

2

3+

Full

Time

$7,200

$13,675

$20,120

Part

Time

$5,250

$9,975

$18,000

            Additional Fees Preschool Only                                      Program Fee:  $300 per child