Preschool Registration

 

WE'RE EXCITED FOR YOU TO JOIN US!

STA Preschool is opening for the 2020-2021 school year!
We have openings for children in our 3’s and Pre-K program.   STA Preschool has strict requirements in place to protect the health and safety of our children and staff per the CDC and Office of Catholic Schools. Due to these restrictions, in-person tours will not be given. 

Affirmative Action Statement

St. Thomas Aquinas Preschool accepts children of any race, creed, color, sex, national origin or religion.


Preschool Entrance Requirements

Young 2’s Program:   18 months on or before September 1st

  • Walks independently
  • Sits in a chair at the table for snack and lunch and feeds self
  • Can be reassured after separating from parent
  • Cooperates during diaper changes
  • Will walk with the group when transitioning from one location to another

2- Year Old Program:   2 years old on or before September 1st

  • Must be 2 years old by first day of class in August for three-day class
  • Walks independently
  • Sits in a chair at the table for snack and lunch; feeds self
  • Can be reassured after separating from parent
  • Cooperates during diaper changes
  • Will walk with the group when transitioning from one location to another                                                                                                                                                                  

Older 2’s / Young 3’s Program:  3 years old on or before December 31st

  • Sits at a table during lunch, helps open lunch containers, feeds self
  • Actively interested in potty-training or is already potty-trained
  • Able to communicate his/her needs to a teacher by talking and using hand motions
  • Able to follow teacher’s directions for activities
  • Interested in participating in small and large group activities                                    

3-Year Old Program:   3 years old on or before September 1st 

  • Sits at a table during lunch, helps open lunch containers, feeds self
  • Uses the bathroom facilities independently with adult help limited to help with snaps, buttons, and zippers; does not wear pull-ups
  • Able to communicate his/her needs to a teacher by talking and using hand motions
  • Able to follow teacher’s directions for activities
  • Interested in participating in small and large group activities

Pre-K Program:   4 years old on or before September 1st

  • Sits at a table during lunch, helps open lunch containers, feeds self
  • Uses the bathroom facilities independently with adult help limited to help with snaps, buttons, and zippers; does not wear pull-ups
  • Speaks in an understandable manner to communicate his/her needs and responds to teachers’ requests
  • Able to work cooperatively in small groups and in large group activities

Pre-K Plus:    4 years old on or before January 1, 2020

  • Self-sufficient during lunch and in bathroom
  • Separates easily from parent; easily transitions from one activity to the next
  • Follows instructions in small or large groups; communicates easily
  • Plays and works cooperatively with other children; accepts teacher’s authority
  • Requires an evaluation and the preschool director’s approval for enrollment

Preschool Tuition and Fees 2020-2021

New Families:  Application Fee $30.00     Enrollment Fee when offered placement:  $100

Current Families:  The Re-enrollment Fee is $130.00 per child or $210.00 for families with more than one child enrolled.

Enrollment fees and tuition payments are non-refundable if you must withdraw from our program.

Tuition is paid in nine (9) equal installments.  The first payment is due May 1, 2020.  Tuition is based on a daily rate multiplied by the number of days the class is in session, then divided into nine (9) equal payments.                                                                                                                                                                            

Young Two’s & Two-Year-Old Program:    

Must be 18 months and walking by September 1, 2020 for Young 2’s.   Must be 2 years old by September 1, 2020 for Two’s Program.    Gradual Entry first week for all Two’s  9:20 am – 12:20 pm.  Children must be 2 years of age or older to attend class more than 8 hours a week to remain in compliance with our exemption from licensing.                                                                                                                                                              

Class

Day - 9:20 am – 1:20 pm   

Tuition

Annual Enrichment Fee

2 day Young 2’s

Tuesday/Thursday

$235

$75

2 day 2’s

Tuesday/Thursday

$235

$75

3 day 2’s

Monday/Wednesday/Friday

$265

$85

 

Older 2’s / Young 3’s Program:

Must be 3 by December 31, 2020.  Gradual Entry first week from 9:20 am – 12:20 pm. Children should be in the process of being potty-trained.  Pull-ups are acceptable until potty- training is accomplished.

Class

Day - 9:20 am – 1:20 pm 

Tuition

Annual Enrichment Fee

Older 2’s / Young 3’s

Monday/Wednesday/Friday

$265

$85

 

Three-Year Old Program

Must be 3 by September 1, 2020.  Gradual Entry first week from 9:20 am – 12:20 pm.   Children in these classes are expected to be potty-trained.                                                                                                                                                                                       

Class

Days - 9:20 am – 1:20 pm    

Tuition

Annual Enrichment Fee

3 day 3’s

Monday/Wednesday/Friday

$280

$100

4 day 3’s

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday

$350

$100

 

Pre-K Program:

Must be 4 by September 1, 2020    Must be 4 by January 1, 2020 for Pre-K Plus.  Gradual Entry first week from 9:20 am – 12:20 pm. Children in these classes are expected to be potty-trained.                                                                     

Class

Day - 9:20 am – 1:20 pm

Tuition

Annual Enrichment Fee

4 day Pre-K

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday

$370

$140

5 day Pre-K

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday

$410

$140

5 day Pre-K Plus*

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday

$410

$140

                               * Pre-K Plus requires an evaluation and the preschool director’s approval for enrollment.  


Other Information:

  • Special Events are held on Wednesdays.  Children in our Tuesday-Thursday classes are welcome to join the activities, however, a parent must remain with them.
  • A certified copy of your child’s birth certificate must be presented to the preschool office staff when you accept your child’s placement in our preschool program.   A photocopy of the birth certificate will be kept in your child’s file and the original certified copy will be returned to you.
  • A copy of your child’s Georgia 3231 Certificate of Immunization is required by the Office of Catholic Schools to be on file when you accept your child’s placement in our preschool program.

As a small preschool, our resources are limited. Our teachers are dedicated and nurturing; however they are not trained to work with either behavioral or learning special needs.  As we do not employ any special education teachers on staff, we cannot make any guarantee about our ability to provide an adequate and appropriate educational setting for a child with special needs.  We will make an effort to accommodate a child’s special needs, however, when a child’s special needs require one-on-one supervision or assistance from a staff member, it will be necessary for the family to find a suitable alternative program for their child.

Class assignments are made based on these criteria:

  1. Currently enrolled families are given first priority.
  2. Siblings and returning families are offered placement next.
  3. Remaining openings are offered first to parishioners, then to families in the community.
  4. Each class should have a mix of girls and boys.
  5. Each class should be balanced in terms of birthdays.
  6. Requests are carefully considered, but not guaranteed. Requests for children to be grouped together are primarily for those children who do not see special friends away from the preschool.

We welcome children of all faiths to our preschool.  While we respect the various faith traditions of non-Catholic children, all children enrolled in the preschool are expected to participate in our Prayer and Praise class.  Please talk to the Preschool Director if you have any questions.

 

 CONTACT:

KATHY HAMPTON
Preschool Director

 

CATHY O'SULLIVAN
Preschool Bookkeeper

 

JOANN SELLA
Preschool Administrative Assistant

   

Application for Admission

St. Thomas Aquinas Preschool Application for Admission

Where Young Minds Grow In God's Love

 
 

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