Dear Saint Joseph Parish Community & Friends,

I am excited to announce that Saint Joseph Preschool will soon be embarking upon its first expansion! Beginning in August 2020, our preschool will offer an Infant/Toddler Program.

Our parish grade school, twice recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School, has established itself as a model of excellence in the education of young hearts and minds. Our preschool, now in its seventh year, has certainly followed suit. Under the direction of Melissa Cowden, Saint Joseph Preschool has become a fully-accredited Level 4 Paths to Quality provider, but also much more — it has become a model of early childhood Catholic education, and that is an achievement for which our parish can be proud.

With our Infant/Toddler Program, we intend to provide this same exceptional quality of Catholic education for our smallest children in their first precious years! In addition to being overseen by Mrs. Cowden, our Infant/Toddler Program will be staffed with a full-time lead teacher as well as other experienced early childhood educators in order to provide a 4:1 student-teacher ratio. Staff will be trained in the HighScope curriculum for infants and toddlers, and our program will meet all of the guidelines for state licensing. These components will provide the children we serve with consistency of care and a first-class early childhood education.

Please see more information about the program, including application instructions, at https://www.stjosephgradeschool.com/admissions/preschool-admissions/. Additional details will be finalized in the coming weeks.

We look forward to a successful kickoff of this new offering. May Saint Joseph, Protector of the Holy Family and Patron of the Church, continue to intercede for all of our teachers and staff as we help to form the next generation in making God known, loved, and served!

Fr. Kevin Russeau, C.S.C.
Pastor