Preschool

Philosophy

St. Michael Preschool’s curriculum is aligned to the State of Ohio’s Early Learning Content Standards using the framework of The Creative Curriculum, also used by the Diocese of Columbus. This program helps educators create high-quality programs that meet the unique needs of the children and families they serve. In an atmosphere where the practice of virtue and of independence are promoted, our program is designed to guide the spiritual, intellectual, physical, and emotional development of the child. St. Michael’s drive towards academic excellence will help children be ready for the next level of school by the end of the term.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

The St. Michael Preschool utilizes the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.  This religious education program takes place in a special room called an Atrium. In the Atrium a child is given the opportunity to develop the spiritual potential that every child has for God. In the Atrium children are given the opportunity to fall in love with God through encountering Jesus the Good Shepherd with different hands on experiences of our faith.

Staff:

Preschool Director/Lead Teacher: Mrs. Laura Wells
Teaching Assistants: Mrs. Stephanie Wasto, Mrs. MaryAnn Scholl
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Mrs. Christine Moore

614.885.7814 Ext. 152

2017-2018 Class Information

  • Pre-Kindergarten Class: Four and five-year olds will meet Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.   Actual Preschool hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with drop-off times between 7:30 a.m. and after Preschool care provided from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Since our Pre-Kindergarten is oriented toward children who are being prepared to enter Kindergarten the following year, we are accepting children who are at least four by September 30 and are toilet trained.

St. Michael is blessed to have the experience and vision of Mrs. Laura Wells as the Preschool Director/Lead teacher while offering the Good Shepherd Catechesis with Mrs. Christine Moore as the Coordinator of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program.

Please note that space is limited and the priority of admission to Preschool will follow the policy outlined for St. Michael School in K-8, which can be found here.

Downloadable Forms

Each Pre-Kindergarten Application must be accompanied by the following items:

  • A completed Application Form.
  • A copy of the child’s birth certificate.
  • A copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate, if available.
  • A copy of the child’s Social Security Card.
  • A copy of the child’s immunization record.
  • A $100.00 non-refundable check. $50 of the registration fee will be applied towards the preschool tuition cost, and $50 will go towards registration costs.

 

*If you would like to receive more information on the preschool program, please email Laura Wells for an information packet.