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. We look forward to sharing time with your family and watching your children grow and flourish within our care!
Currently enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year for all families
St. Patrick Preschool accepts applications year-round so families can apply as early as they wish for the following school year.
For information and set up a tour, please email:
Tamara Barton, Preschool Director
We look forward to meeting your family!
Our preschool is a branch of St. Patrick Catholic School. We serve children ages 3 and 4 (by August 1) with full or half day classes, 5 days a week. Families do not need to be Catholic or part of the parish to enroll.
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.
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.
Eligible students must be potty trained and 3 or 4 years old on or before August 1st of current school year.
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 in the learning environment. We strive daily to meet each and every preschooler where they are developmentally and work with them to meet their full potential.
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.
We follow the St. Patrick Catholic School daily schedule and yearly calendar for hours, holidays, teacher conferences and events.
School begins at 7:45am and dismisses at 2:45pm, M - F.
(except for early dismissal every Wednesday at 1:30pm.)
St. Patrick Preschool offers full and half day classes, 5 days a week, Monday - Friday, with early dismissal every Wednesday at 1:30pm.
Monday - Friday, 7:45am - 2:45pm (Wednesday 1:30pm dismissal)
Monday - Friday, 7:45am - 11:45 pm
(Students will have snack time instead of lunch)
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE
Preschoolers may be dropped off as early as 7:05am. Actual instruction time begins at 8:00am.
After school care is provided on our campus through the YMCA. Preschoolers needing care after the school day ends may apply to enroll in the YMCA After School Program (the Y program) from 2:45pm – 6:00pm. At 2:45pm, preschool staff will escort the preschool students to the Y program area. For rates and more information please contact the YMCA directly at 637-1575.
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Application fee: $150 per child, due with application.
This fee is only refundable if we do not have an opening for your child. If you are offered a position and choose not to accept, the fee will be retained.
Program fee: $175.00 per child
This will be paid through your FACTS tuition account. This fee includes (but not limited to):
- Age appropriate instructional materials or manipulatives 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: $70.00 per child
Lunch: $3.50 per day if child us purchasing lunch.
Lunch milk only: $0.65 cents each
Order of priority for preschool enrollment presumes active participation in the parish life, including support of the church and is based on the following:
- Registered, active parishioners with children currently enrolled in St. Patrick Catholic School (JK-8th grade).
- Registered active parishioners.
- Child must meet the age requirements of the class for which they are applying.
- All children must be fully potty trained before entering preschool.
Complete all forms and submit them along with all required documents and the application fee to Tamara Barton, Preschool Director.
ST. PATRICK PRESCHOOL IS LICENSED BY THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY AND, FOLLOWS ALL STATE LAWS AND GUIDELINES.
FORMS TO BE COMPLETED AND TURNED IN BY REGISTRATION IN AUGUST: