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"Where learning and growing go hand in hand"

PHILOSOPHY AND GOALS

All Saints Preschool will provide a safe and caring Christian learning environment for your child. It is our goal to work in cooperation with each child's family to provide educational experiences within a Christian atmosphere that encourages the development of the "total" child - spiritually, emotionally, cognitively, physically, and socially. We will enhance your child's self-esteem and develop positive feelings towards learning.

All Saints Preschool offers a complete preschool program with classes for children ages 3-5 years old.
The main emphasis of our 3 year old class is on the social development. Our goal is to allow these children to feel positive and secure in an environment other than home. We value play as an appropriate way of learning and will assist children with their communication skills, and relationships with other children, seeing that they engage in solitary, parallel, and cooperative play. We introduce a variety of Pre-K skills, such as writing their first name, cutting, counting, shapes, colors, etc., and allow the children to develop these skills at their own rate.

Our 4 year old class goes another step further. We still place great value on the social development as children continue to develop their communication and social skills; however, we begin to concentrate on Kindergarten readiness skills. Throughout the year, we work on skills such as colors, shapes, number and alphabet recognition, first and last names, responsibility within the classroom, manners, and self-help skills. Our goal is to provide the children with a fun and developmentally appropriate environment that is conducive to their learning.

Our Enrichment class is an extension of our 4 year old class. This class will provide the link between preschool and Kindergarten. We continue to place great value on social development, but the main focus will be on Kindergarten readiness skills. We will enrich the child's development through active exploratory learning centers, and promote a positive attitude towards learning.

All children will be provided the opportunities to:
1. Interact and play within a learning program.
2. Use and explore materials freely and constructively to enhance creativity, independence, motor coordination, and initiative.
3. Develop gross and fine motor skills through the use of large and small materials and equipment.
4. Develop communication and social skills through self-expression in music, art, stories, play maaterials, equipment, and activities.
5. Introduce religious concepts that will enhance each child's feelings of belonging and living cooperatively in the world and Christian     community.

ORGANIZATION AND LICENSE

*Non-profit organization sponsored by the All Saints Board of Education.
*Licensed by the Department of Human Services and the Archdiocese of Dubuque.
*Rated facility under the Iowa Quality Rating System for Preschools and Child Care Centers (QRS).
*Offer developmentally appropriate cirriculum and activities adapted from the Creative Curriculum for Preschool.
*Preschool program follows the State of Iowa Early Learning Standards.

PROGRAM AND SCHEDULE

Three year old program:
Meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 - 11:30 AM
Maximum of 16 children per class who are supervised by one teacher and one teacher associate.
Enrolled children must be 3 years of age and be completely toilet trained to participate in the program.

Four year old program:
Meets Monday-Wednesday-Friday mornings from 9:00 - 11:30 AM or Monday-Tuesday-Thursday-Friday afternoons  from 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Maximum of 18 children per class who are supervised by one teacher and one teacher associate.
Enrolled children must be 4 years of age by September 15 (of the current year) to participate in the program.

Enrichment program:
Meets Monday-Tuesday-Thursday-Friday afternoons from 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Maximum of 18 children per class who are supervised by one teacher and one teacher associate.
Enrolled children must be 5 years of age by December 31 (of the current year) to participate in the program.

 

2008-2009 PRESCHOOL TUITION

Registration Form & Information Letter (pdf)

T-Th AM class -           $90.00 per month
M-W-F AM class -    $105.00 per month
M-T-Th-F PM class - $130.00 per month
Enrichment class -      $130.00 per month
A non-refundable $35.00 annual registration fee is required of all students. This fee is due with the registration form and is effective for the calendar school year.

PRESCHOOL STAFF


Preschool Director: Sheri Miller
Preschool Staff: Mary Kray, Laura Mackenburg, Lisa Meaney, Mary Jo O'Connell

This team of educators has years of valuable classroom experience and Early Childhood training. We work on establishing a partnership with our families to provide a quality academic and social experience for your children. All staff are trained as Mandatory Reporters and are certified in CPR and First Aid.

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Contact Information:

All Saints Preschool
720 - 29th St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

(319) 298-9844
[email protected]

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