Preschool

 

Our Preschool Earned a 5-STAR Rating from the Kentucky All Stars Program!

The Saint Thomas Preschool was founded for the purpose of providing preschool children (age 3 – PreK) with educational experience in an atmosphere of Christian love and concern.  A child educated at Saint Thomas Preschool enters elementary school with every expectation of social adjustment and academic success. With loving encouragement we foster knowledge, application, and enthusiasm: your child’s tools for high achievement in the years to come.

Preschool is a time of discovery

Your child’s preschool years are a time of discovery – a period of heightened and deepened sensitivity. This is a time of curiosity and exploration, an attempt to answer “why?” and “how?” Self-confidence, rooted in a sense of security, begins to develop with the guidance of an experienced teacher. When you select a preschool you are choosing a partner who will help your child learn about trust, belonging, and the importance of being ME.

Our preschool program is designed to meet and to challenge the educational, developmental, recreational, and social needs of three, four, and five-year old children. We, therefore, provide a balance of activities that touch the whole child – physical, mental, and spiritual.  Children are not pressured to achieve in academics. Rather, we expose them to academic topics (e.g., alphabet, numbers, shapes, colors, sizes, and specific themes) in a variety of ways. All children are encouraged to learn at their own pace; more advanced materials are offered when children are ready for them.

Besides routine and free-choice activities, we feature learning centers. These are the focus of the children’s “work,” which for them is play. The learning centers (see following descriptions) are managed settings where the children observe, explore, ask questions, and engage in activities created to appeal to their natural curiosity and emerging skills.

Religious Education

Saint Thomas Preschool is a Catholic preschool; however, we do not teach formal religion classes. At this age, suitable spiritual preparation consists of nurturing Christian values, praying and singing simple prayers, and celebrating God’s wonderful creation.

Enrichment Classes

Pre-Kindergarten and 4 year old preschool children participate in enrichment classes at the school in music, Spanish and physical education, as schedule allows. These students also benefit from weekly visits to the school library.

 

2019-2020 Sessions

Below are the sessions for the school year 2019-2020.

Age Three AMTue/Thur :10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Age Four AMMon/Wed: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, Fri: 10 – 12:30pm
Age Four PMMon-Wed: 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Pre-K AMMon–Thur: 8 – 10:30 am
Pre-K PMMon–Thurs: 12 – 2:30 pm

Class Schedule Example

Below is a typical day for students in the Age Three class.

10:30-10:50Greet Children and activity
10:50-11:20Free Choice
11:20-11:30Clean up and Circle Time
11:30-1 1:50Centers
11:50-12:00Gross Motor Play
12:00-12:15Snack
12:15-12:30Closing Circle and Dismissal

Additional Information

Preschool General Information 2019