At the St. Teresa of Calcutta Preschool Ossian Site the 3 year program run from Monday through Thursday, 8:15 AM to 3:25 PM. Children must be 3 by September 15th of that enrollment year and potty trained to be eligible for the 3 year old class.
The preschool provides a rich learning environment that encourages children’s natural curiosity and supports them to take risks that lead to new skill development. It is a setting where children feel safe, respected, and cared for. This is an opportunity for all three and four year-old children to take part in planned, active learning experiences to build their readiness skills. The preschool program has adopted and meets the Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards, administered by the Iowa Department of Education. The Iowa Early Learning Standards are used to guide expectations for the children and instructional practices.
We are currently licensed through the Department of Humans Services for the 3 yr. old preschool. The ratio will be 1 adult:10 students at all times.
Tuition is $380/month. Tuition is due monthly and invoices will be sent out. Assistance may be available through HAWC funding, please let me know if you need an application.
Breakfast and lunch will be offered to all students in school lunchroom. Lunch menus will be sent home once a month and are available through the Hot Lunch link.
Healthy snacks are served in the afternoon for snack. Families take turns bringing in the snack, in line with the “Suggested Snack Calendar” to ensure a variety of healthy foods are served to your child while at school.
The goals of our three-year-old program come from the Creative Curriculum for Preschool and focus on four main areas of child development, including: social/emotional development; physical development; cognitive development, and language development. We also have objectives for learning in the development areas of: literacy, mathematics, science and technology, social studies, and the arts.
Our classroom is set up in learning “centers”, which include blocks, dramatic play, books, gross motor, fine motor, science, discovery play, listening, writing, and art. Outdoor play is important to a child’s physical development and is included in the daily schedule. Self-selection is also a daily part of the curriculum and means a child has the opportunity to choose which center or activity he/she participates in. This promotes creative expression and development of important social skills.