St. Joachim Preschool

Mission Statement


St. Joachim is a Catholic school that serves children in pre kindergarten through eighth grade. As an integral part of the greater parish community, this school is committed to serving the needs of children by providing a quality education that is rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ and traditions of the Catholic Church. St. Joachim strives to prepare students to be lifelong learners and to actively participate in their faith, in their communities, and in the world.

Our Philosophy


St. Joachim School and Parish recognize parents and guardians as their children’s primary educators. Together, we endeavor to educate the whole student. Based upon a firm foundation of Christian values and beliefs, we strive to achieve this goal by challenging the student spiritually, intellectually, socially, physically, and emotionally.
St. Joachim serves students from many different cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. We foster an appreciation and respect for diversity that contributes to the development of community. We aspire to develop self- aware individuals who recognize their unique gifts and who use their talents for the good of others.

We provide a solid academic curriculum and religious instruction that is rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ and the traditions of the Catholic Church. As facilitators of learning, we prepare students to become lifelong learners and to be faith-filled people who actively participate in their church, in their communities, and in the world.

Our Programs


Pre-Kindergarten

St. Joachim Preschool’s pre-kindergarten program allows children the chance to learn, grow, and explore at their own pace while still developing the skills needed for a successful transition into Kindergarten. The program provides a balanced combination of academic curriculum and play-based learning to help children develop their five selves: cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual. Daily activities include (but are not limited to) calendar time, circle time, center time, math readiness, phonics and literacy development, art, science, physical education, music, and religious studies. Children are given a safe and comfortable environment to develop their social skills, problem solving skills, as well as their critical thinking skills. In addition, the program provides the children the necessary resources to develop into self-confident and independent learners.

Gold Star Plan

7:00am to 5:30pm Daily

Tuition Rate:
$1,100/month + $425 enrollment fee

Other Fees
$50 Supply Fee
$35 Napping Fee
One Mandatory Fundraiser

Silver Star Plan

8:00am to 3:00pm or 11:30am tp 5:30pm Daily

Tuition Rate:
$850/month + $425 enrollment fee

Other Fees
$50 Supply Fee
$35 Napping Fee
One Mandatory Fundraiser

Bronze Star Plan

8:00am to 11:00am or 12:00am tp 3:00pm Daily

Tuition Rate:
$575/month + $425 enrollment fee

Other Fees
$50 Supply Fee
One Mandatory Fundraiser

Preschool

The transitional program at St. Joachim Preschool helps our three and four year old children build the skills needed for a successful school year. Through various activities such as circle time, group play, outdoor time, and small group instruction of the children develop and strengthen their social, emotional, physical and spiritual selves. Daily activities consist of calendar time, circle time, reading stories, singing songs, show and tell, art, phonics, literacy development, math readiness, science and religious studies. The children learn to develop conflict resolution skills which teach the children how to share toys, space and time with others.  This program teaches the necessary tools for each child to be successful in their early childhood journey.

Gold Star Plan

7:00am to 5:30pm Daily

Tuition Rate:
$1,100/month + $425 enrollment fee

Other Fees
$50 Supply Fee
$35 Napping Fee
One Mandatory Fundraiser

Silver Star Plan

8:00am to 3:00pm Daily

Tuition Rate:
$850/month + $425 enrollment fee

Other Fees
$50 Supply Fee
$35 Napping Fee
One Mandatory Fundraiser

Bronze Star Plan

8:00am to 11:00am Daily

Tuition Rate:
$575/month + $425 enrollment fee
or Mon/Wed/Fri $375/month + enrollment fee
or Tue/Thurs $275/month + enrollment fee

Other Fees
$50 Supply Fee
One Mandatory Fundraiser

Curriculum


Curriculum development following the approved Diocesan and state guidelines.
Academic subjects such as language arts, alphabet recognition and phonetic associations, numeral identification and values, math concepts, colors, shapes, science, social studies, health, safety, manners, nutrition, pre-writing skills and Bible stories are a regular part of our program. Music, creative arts, circle time, gross and fine motor skill activities, problem solving activities, social interaction, and share days are all a vital experience in our Preschool program. Religious instruction will be an integral and continuing element of the educational experiences of students.

Our Preschool Director


Preschool director Marisa Melgarejo, is an alumni of St. Joachim School.  She brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her position.

Daily Schedule


St. Joachim Preschool will operate from 7:00 am to 5:30 PM Monday thru Friday from September through mid-July. Students may arrive at the times specified for their rate plan.  Please note that there are no drop-in daycare hours.

7:00am-8:10am Morning Daycare for Gold Star Plan Students
8:00am Arrival for Silver & Bronze Star Plan Students
8:05am Opening Exercises
8:15am-11:15am PK Curricular Program
11:05am-11:15am Dismissal for Bronze Star Plan Students
11:20am-12:30pm Dismissal for Bronze Star Plan Students
12:30pm-2:00pm Transition to Quiet Time/ Nap Time
2:45pm-3:00pm Snack
3:00pm-3:15pm Dismissal for Silver Star Plan Students
3:15pm-3:30pm Transition
3:30pm-5:30pm Afternoon Daycare for Gold Star Plan Students

Breakfast, Snack, and Lunch


Gold and Silver Star Plan students will have one nutritional snack a day.  Snack menus for the month will be posted in the preschool. Parents may send their own snacks in with children. Lunch must be sent with students each day. *Please note, food will not be heated or prepared or refrigerated for students.  Please send food that is ready to eat and cut into appropriate sizes.

Please DO NOT send soda, candy or gum with students for any meal.

 
St. Joachim Preschool is part of the “Let’s Move” child health program.  We encourage parents to visit the website www.letsmove.gov to learn about simple steps to implement more healthy habits at home.

Due to student allergies, all lunch foods and snacks must be peanut free.

Interested?


Contact us today!