Saint Joseph Grade School is proud to announce that our very own Saint Joseph Preschool has attained status as a Level 4 provider in the Paths to QUALITY™ early care and education rating program for the State of Indiana.

Level 4 is the top rating a program can earn, after having demonstrated a commitment to the highest level of professionalism in quality early care and education — achievement of a nationally recognized accreditation. Last spring, Saint Joseph Preschool became a nationally accredited early learning program through the accrediting agency AdvancED.

Level 4 programs are managed by a provider or director who has volunteered to provide mentoring to others in the field. Saint Joseph Preschool director Melissa Cowden, leading the development of the preschool since its founding in August 2013, remarked on the honor, “The credit goes to the tremendous support of our parish community, our incredible staff, and our outstanding parents.”

Saint Joseph Preschool believes in creating a loving, caring, faith-based environment where spirituality and education are our first priorities. Through Christ, we model this environment in our relationships with the children, their families, and each other. By using HighScope curriculum we provide for our children a developmentally appropriate environment that supports the individuality of each child.

Saint Joseph Preschool provides full and half day options for children aged three to five years. Facilities are located in the Ackles Parish Life Center at 711 East Colfax Avenue in South Bend.