Find the Preschool Registration Form HERE. Please print it out and return the completed form with your $30 registration fee to the School Office. Online submissions of the application will not be accepted.
If you have any questions, please contact registrar Emily Klein at 402-489-0341.
3-4 Year Preschool
Tuesday and Thursday 8:00-11:00 am (one class)
An initial preschool experience helping your preschooler learn new social skills, discover how a classroom works, and build early faith and academic foundations. Activities encourage movement from parallel play to increased interaction with peers.
4-5 Year Preschool
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00-11:00 am (one class)
Kindergarten preparation skills built upon a Catholic faith foundation. Children will learn to identify and write letters, practice math skills, delve into early science concepts, and become increasingly independent.
4-5 Year S.T.E.M. Preschool
Tuesday and Thursday 12:20-3:20 pm (one class)
This program takes the natural curious scientist inside every preschool-age child and lets them explore God’s world, question, and become higher level thinkers through the use of science, technology, engineering, and math.
Monday through Friday 8:00-11:00 am and 12:20-3:20 pm (two classes)
This class specializes in kindergarten preparation skills emphasizing literacy and our STREAM curriculum. Students will identify basic sight words, write letters, and journal. Math, science, and technology skills are enhanced by visualizing concepts, graphing, using concrete objects to demonstrate understanding, and solving everyday problems. Art will foster creativity and fine motor skills while religion will tie in each classroom activity with its place in God’s creation.
What do I need to do to get my child ready for Preschool?
• Practice the Sign of the Cross and say simple prayers
• Get into a routine. Routines allow children to learn about order, sequencing, and concepts of time. Having a daily schedule can help ease your child’s transition into the structure of the school setting.
• Encourage independence. Children will learn and grow from their mistakes and develop self-confidence if allowed independence with basic self-care skills such as washing hands, zippers, and dressing.
• Make time for reading. Reading to children every day will enhance their vocabulary and provide them with imaginative experiences that are important to building creative thinkers.
• Develop social skills such as sharing, taking turns, playing, and pretending. Participate in play dates prior to starting school to allow your child to become comfortable in a classroom setting.
Parents Who Love St. Joseph Preschool
“St. Joseph Preschool has been an essential beginning for our four sons’ Catholic education. The curriculum provides content for school readiness as well as essential play and faith-filled fun! Our boys have made lasting friendships that have endured into elementary school and beyond.”
- Chelsea & Josh Schauer
“We are so blessed to have such a strong preschool program at St. Joseph’s! Our family will continue to send our children to preschool at St. Joseph’s because Mrs. King and Mrs. Kreifels excel in educating the whole child‒-intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. The curriculum is developmentally appropriate and engaging, and both teachers use current teaching methodology to ensure the students’ preparation for kindergarten.”
- Catherine Boucher
“St. Joseph’s preschool has been a great fit for our family. The kids are blessed with learning, socializing, and being a part of the school community. They feel comfortable and confident with the school and their way around it before even starting kindergarten. They are living and learning their faith and have wonderful teachers who prepare them for kindergarten.”
- Kendra Majerus
“The STEM program with Mrs. King was phenomenal!! Our son came home talking about atoms and the solar system!! Mrs. Kreifels took my sons needs truly to heart on ways to enhance his ability with fine motor with his disability. Our son is truly on target to start kindergarten next year academically and physically. He’s excited about learning and loves going to preschool!!”
- Pamela Steuter