2-3 Year Old Program – Mama Me-A!
Mama Me-A is designed for children not yet enrolled in our multi-day preschool program (ages 2+). Once a week children are invited to spend a fun-filled hour with their "Mama", "Papa" or caregiver at St. Pius. Mama Me-A classes are held in the preschool classrooms and taught by one of our own preschool teachers. Children enjoy a taste of school as they experience the play centers in the classroom, listen to a story, participate in a craft and enjoy a snack. This is a great opportunity for children to meet friends and to familiarize themselves with the preschool environment. Younger siblings are always welcome.
St. Pius offers three sessions throughout the school year (September-May). Dates and times are listed to the right, along with the registration form.
"Flexible" 3-4 Year Old and 4-5 Year Old Preschool Programs
A curriculum guided program following the Diocesan Guidelines for Early Childhood Education. St. Pius offers a "flexible" preschool program for children who will be 3 years old on or before September 1st or 4 years old on or before September 1st.
The St. Pius Preschool program is based upon the developmental needs of the children. It is designed to provide an encouraging family-like environment that allows children to mature at their own natural rate of social and intellectual growth. The children are encouraged to develop their abilities and comprehension of their environment through a center-based program with a wide variety of hands-on activities. This atmosphere of exploration and experimentation guides and encourages their learning.
Our preschool program assists each child in their earliest stages of their life-long journey of spiritual growth, by teaching basic Catholic practices, and incorporating strong Christian beliefs and values into all aspects of our day.
A “Flexible” Program
The St. Pius Preschool Program is a “flexible” program in that parents are able to determine what type of program would work best for their family.
Students in the 3 Year Old Preschool Program attend a required minimum of two days per week. For example, you may choose to have your child come two morning half-days, or two full days, or one morning half-day and one full day to meet this minimum requirement.
Students in the 4 Year Old Preschool Program attend a required minimum of three days per week. For example, you may choose to have your child come three morning half-days, or three full days, or two morning half-days and one full day to meet this minimum requirement.
A minimum of six students is required per room in order for classes to be implemented. The maximum enrollment, per class, per day, is 15 students for our three year old program and 20 students for our four year old program.
Temporary and/or day-to-day scheduling changes to your child's preschool schedule are not allowed. After enrolling, if you wish to make permanent changes to your child’s preschool attendance, you can check with the school office for space availability.
Students in the morning preschool program also may attend our before care program for a fee.
Please visit the Preschool FAQs for additional information.