Our Preschool Program

The Holy Trinity preschool program is based on a whole child approach. The social, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual needs are the primary goals of our program.  Our goals focus on continuing to develop the child’s feeling of self-worth and autonomy in a nurturing supportive environment.

Our program offers a variety of activities to support our goals and meet all the children’s developmental needs.  Each child is allowed to explore her or his world with curiosity and creativity.   Engaging students with quality experiences help build the capacities necessary for lifelong learning.                                                                                           

Children learn best when they actively participate in manipulating objects and when they can express their ideas in informal, flexible classroom arrangements and interest centers.  The young child is a “sensory being” and concrete “hands on” experiences that the child can process are how s/he learns best.  Our program centers on themes that have a basis in a young child’s experiences and surrounding world. 

We offer instructional methods to promote a creative open-ended day.  We have large group times where all the children participate in literature and language experiences, math readiness, large motor, movement, music and prayer.  At choice times the children can choose from a variety of activities at various centers: block, house (dramatic play), math, science, art, writing and listening center, playdo, computer and sensory table.  We discuss, touch, taste, sing and move throughout the day with our preschool friends.

We feel we have some unique opportunities at our preschool.  We have the availability of the gym, library, computer lab and chance to participate in all school functions when appropriate, such as musicals, band concerts, Opera Iowa, Artist-in-Residence and liturgies.  The children enjoy picnics in the preschool backyard.  The children’s’ world is broadened by neighborhood field trips: a fall walk and visits to the post office, Beaverdale Books and Beaverdale Confections.

Please download the 2016-17 Preschool Handbook for more in-depth information about our program.

We love visitors!  To request a tour and meet our teachers, please contact Melissa Heller, Enrollment & PR Director at 255-3162 x1115.

Childcare

Wrap around childcare is available for Preschool 3's on the days they have class and for Preschool 4's Monday - Friday.  Please click HERE for more information about child care.  

 

2016-2017 PROGRAM OPTIONS 

3-Year-Old Preschool

Class Days Class Time Tuition
Tuesday/Thursday 8:05 - 10:45 am $1,420/year
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8:05 - 10:45 am $1,815/year

4-Year-Old Preschool

Class Days Class Time Tuition
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday  8:05 - 11:15 am * see below
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 12:05 - 3:15 pm * see below

* Holy Trinity Preschool participates in the Universal Preschool Grant which provides free tuition to 4-year-old preschool students.  Tuition for 4-year-old  preschool program will be covered at 100% if the grant is approved for the 2016-2017 school year.

Additional Fees*:

$75 Registration fee for 3-year-old Preschool

$25 Technology Fee per student 

$10 Homeroom Fee per student 

* 4-year-old preschool students are only responsible for the $10 Homeroom Fee.  Registration and technology fees are covered by the Universal Preschool Grant.