Does my child have to be catholic to attend Sacred Heart Preschool? Sacred Heart Preschool welcomes children of all faith traditions and no faith traditions.
What is the average class size? The average class is 10 or less children per teacher.
How old does my child have to be? Children enrolling in the three year old class must be 3 before August 1. Children enrolling in one of the four year old pre-K classes must be four before August 1.
Do preschool children need to wear uniforms? No, play clothes are fine. Shoes must be fastened firmly on the feet.
What are the hours for preschool?
5 day Preschool – 7:45 to 10:45 daily
3 day Preschool -11:45 to 2:45 Monday, Wednesday, Friday
3 day Preschool – 7:45 – 10:45 (three year olds)
What is Sacred Heart Preschool’s mission? Preschoolers learn best in a concrete, play-oriented environment. The curriculum is play-based. The Foundations to the Indiana Academic Standards for Young Children from Birth to Age 5 developed by the Indiana Department of Education defines what, why, and how to teach designated content and skills appropriate for young children. It means children learn best through play, hands-on-experiences, and exploration rather than lecture or drill.
What differentiates Sacred Heart Preschool from other schools? Sacred Heart Preschool teaches children about Jesus Christ and about respect for all GOD’s creation, especially family, friends, and neighbors. Preschool begins the foundation of Christian values of love, respect, sharing, kindness, and cooperation.
What are some of the curricular expectations of three-year olds at the end of the school year? Goals for the Year:
To build self-esteem through everyday learning experiences
To learn to play and share cooperatively
To become more socially aware of new ideas and people
To become more in touch with our feelings and appropriate ways to express them
To learn about the structure and organization of school
To begin depending on themselves to complete reasonable tasks
To Have Fun Learning
What are some of the curricular expectations of four-year olds at the end of the school year?Goals for the Year"
To build self-esteem through everyday experiences.
To learn to share and play cooperatively through classroom activities, structured games, and free play.
To become more socially capable and open to new challenges and people.
To be more in touch with feelings about ourselves, loved ones, and friends.
To have a better understanding of school structure and rules.
To be prepared for Kindergarten socially, emotionally, academically, and spiritually.
To reinforce that everyone is special and has a lot to give to the world.
Does Sacred Heart Preschool have special assistance for learning differences and/or testing to determine if there is an actual need? Yes, the Special Needs Coordinator can arrange for a trained assessor to evaluate the child to determine if, indeed, the child needs special assistance in learning.
How can parents be involved in the daily routine of children who attend preschool? The possibilities are endless! Parents are welcome to help teachers in various ways both in and outside the classroom setting. Parents Supporting The School Organization (PSTS) sponsors various events during the year. A parent, relative, or friend can be involved in Sacred Heart School community as much and as often as one wishes.
What are the financial obligations of Sacred Heart Preschool? Currently the fees for preschool are set up like the school tuition. The fees are automatically deducted from your designated account on the 5th or 20th of the month for 10 months. Daycare fees are paid separately on a weekly basis.