St. Joseph Preschool offers classes for two, three and four year olds from September - May. Please check the links for additional information concerning tuition, schedules and more.
St. Joseph Preschool - A Place To Grow!
ST. JOSEPH PRESCHOOL SEVERE WEATHER POLICY
The following is our policy regarding snow days and delays due to inclement weather.
St. Joseph Preschool follows the decisions made by the Fox Chapel Area School District in determining when a 2 hour delay or a cancelled day is in effect. Local television networks (WTAE, WPXI and KDKA) carry this information. You can also get this information on the websites for these stations, and sign up for e-mail alerts. Or, you may call the Fox Chapel Area School District hotline at 412-967-2500.
If Fox Chapel School District has a TWO HOUR DELAY:
Mondays/Wednesdays – Little Dippers
Class time will be 11:00am - 12:00noon
Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays – Blue Big Dippers
Class time will be 11:15am – 12:45pm
Tuesdays/Thursdays - Red Big Dippers
Class time will be 11:00am - 1:45pm
Mon./Tues./Wed./Thurs. – Shooting Stars
Class time will be 11:00am – 12:30pm
Big Dippers Enrichment Days
For delays and closings, Enrichment Days will be rescheduled for another Monday.
NOTE: On days that there is a delay, there will not be a snack time. If you are scheduled as parent-of-the-day, we welcome your help in the classroom; you will not need to provide a snack. Exception: the Red Big Dippers will still have their lunch.
If Fox Chapel School District is CLOSED:
All classes will be cancelled for the day.
Please note that two extra days are built into our preschool year. Therefore, if up to two days are missed due to closures, they will not be made up. If more than two days are missed, they will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
St. Joseph Preschool offers classes for two, three and four year olds. The program is designed to provide a supportive and comfortable beginning school experience, for both children and parents. Children of all faiths are welcome!
Our goal is to help children develop into confident, happy, eager learners with a positive self image. We provide a safe environment and delightful experiences to encourage growth and success in all areas of their development: spiritual, emotional, physical, intellectual and social.
Creativity and self-expression are encouraged. To achieve our goal, a typical day may include: cooking; arts & crafts; stories & songs; math; academics & computer skills; large & small motor activities; and language development.
Field trips, speakers and celebrations help to enhance the learning experience, such as: Field trips to a grocery store, a pumpkin patch, museums, the Pittsburgh Zoo & the Science Center; programs on dental health, fire safety, bicycle safety, & awareness of disabilities; celebrations of holidays, St. Joseph’s Day, Parent & Grandparent days; and more!
If you would like more information, or a tour of our school, please call the preschool office at 412-963-8885 ext. 302, or visit our pages on the parish website.
Our current schedule of classes:
Two Year Olds (Little Dippers) - Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00am - 10:30am
Three Year Olds (Blue Big Dippers) - Tues./Wed./Thurs. 9:15am - 11:45am
Three Year Olds (Red Big Dippers) - Tues./Thurs. 9:00am - 12:45pm
Four Year Olds (Shooting Stars) - Mon./Tues./Wed./Thurs. 9:00am - 11:30am
Classes begin in September and continue through May. We follow the Fox Chapel Area School District for days off during the school year. Each class is staffed by a teacher and teacher’s assistant; parents are encouraged to participate on a rotating basis as parent-of-the-day.
Certified teachers on staff; all employees have full clearances. We utilize the 5-star curriculum developed by the Diocese of Cleveland.
“Let the children come to Me and do not hinder them. It is to just such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.” Mark 9:14