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Calendar for 2021 - 2022


Purpose and Philosophy

St. Bernadette Preschool provides the parents of our school community with a loving, positive, and Christian preschool environment where their child can grow as a learner.  Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of every child and encourages each child to grow intellectually, socially, physically, and spiritually.  We foster a strong partnership in learning between the students and teachers.   Under the leadership of our teachers, the children commit to working in a harmonious environment that promotes an “I can” attitude at all times.  Our teachers use the best practices in preschool education so that the whole child’s learning is nurtured in an engaging and exciting way.  Every child enrolled in St. Bernadette’s preschool program will have their chance to shine, and to develop a love for learning.

General Information

St. Bernadette Preschool was established in 2005.

We are licensed by the Ohio Department of Education and our curriculum is aligned to the State of Ohio Early Learning Content Standards.

Our teachers are licensed teachers in the State of Ohio and our preschool aides have had much experience working with young children.

We offer programs for children that are 3 or 4 years of age by September 30th of the current school year. Children must be completely toilet trained in order to be enrolled.

A snack and a drink are provided for each student daily.

Preschool programs are faith-based.

We have two Parent/Teacher conferences a year, which enable us to discuss the development of your child.



Sample Daily Schedule    Morning Session  Afternoon Session

Arrival

8:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

Arrival activity and centers

8:00-8:30 a.m.

12:00-12:30 p.m.

Clean Up

8:30-8:35 a.m.  

12:30-12:35 p.m.

1st Group (jobs, name cards, shapes, colors, anything else on agenda)

8:35-9:10 a.m.

12:35-1:10 p.m.

Music/Movement; Prayer/Pledge

9:10-9:20 a.m. 

1:10-1:20 p.m.

Snack

9:20-9:35 a.m. 

1:20-1:35 p.m.

2nd Group (story, letter work)

9:35-10:00 a.m.

1:35-2:00 p.m.

Class Project/Centers/1:1

10:00-10:40 a.m.

2:00-2:40 p.m.

Clean Up

10:40-10:45 a.m.

2:40-2:45 p.m.

Closing Song/ Book/ Dismissal

10:45-11:00 a.m. 

2:45-3:00 p.m.



FEES

Registration Fee: $ 55.00

Supply Fee:        $ 75.00 

Smart Tuition Enrollment Fee:

One Payment Option (Tuition Payable by July 20th) = No Fee

Two Payment Option (Tuition Payable in July and Dec) = One $20.00 Fee payable to FACTS

Ten Payment Option (Tuition Payable July-April) = One $46.00 Fee payable to FACTS

Tuition Fee for 2021-2022 School Year (using 10 payment method):

$237.00 a month for Pre-K program

$195.00 a month for 4-yr. old program

$173.50 a month for 3-yr. old program



Three-Year-Old Program:  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Our Three-Year-Old Program focuses on social skills, gross and fine motor skills, group participation, learning to work independently, and following routines and directions. The children develop these skills through circle time, small and large group activities, center time, and one-on-one work with the teacher. The children are able to develop at their own pace and are never rushed through any part of development. The children learn in a very non-threatening, nurturing environment. Our three-year-old program has 12 children in each class with a full-time teacher and an assistant teacher.

Four-Year-Old Program:  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Our Four-Year-Old Program places a strong emphasis on pre-kindergarten skills. The children work in large and small groups focusing on developing reading and writing skills, motor skills, and critical thinking. The children are involved in peer interaction as well as one-on-one interaction with the teacher. The four-year-old program is designed to provide children with the skills needed to have an easy transition into kindergarten. Our four-year-old program has 12 children in each class with a full-time teacher and assistant.

Pre-K Program: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Our Pre-K program will follow the same curriculum as the 4-year program.   The two extra days provide opportunities for additional activities and additional practice on the skills being introduced each week.  Our Pre-K program has 12 children in each class with a full-time teacher and assistant.

Amanda Carleski
Director of Preschool Curriculum/Teacher
At St. Bernadette since 2021
acarleski@stbernadetteamelia.org

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Londa Thomas
PreSchool Teacher
At St. Bernadette since
lthomas@stbernadetteamelia.org

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Julie Otto
PreSchool Aide
At St. Bernadette since
jotto@stbernadetteamelia.org

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Beth Hoyt
PreSchool Aide
At St. Bernadette since 2020
bhoyt@stbernadetteamelia.org

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