Holy Childhood offers a 3-year-old program on Tuesday and Thursday from 7:50-11:00 am (half day) or 7:50 am to 2:30 pm (full day). Our teacher, Mrs. Cozzi, is Illinois state certified, and a Catechist trained through the Diocese of Belleville. Another option for our 3-year-olds is our Extended Care Program on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:50 am to 2:30 pm. Our play-based learning director Mrs. Simon will provide enrichment activities to support your child’s learning. Mrs. Cozzi and Mrs. Simon provide a positive environment that is loving, safe, and engaging for your child.

We use the Mother Goose Curriculum which provides activities to nurture your child’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development. Your child grows spiritually under the Catechist of the Good Shepard Program combined with supplemental bible stories and faith-based crafts. Our approach to learning and spiritual growth uses play, imagination, and hands-on activities. In our Home center children learn cooperation with others and the usefulness of proper verbal skills. In our Block center the children experiment with form and balance. Using art allows us to help the children express individuality, experiences, and knowledge. Through a variety of media, the children learn to focus and advance their fine motor and tone manipulative skills.

We encourage supportive relationships between the teacher and families. We use the Dojo app which provides daily communication between the teacher and the family via videos and pictures.

Mrs. Cozzi

My name is Jody Cozzi, and my family has lived in Mascoutah since 2011. My family loves Mascoutah so much that my husband retired from the AF, and we continue to live in this fabulous community! I have been teaching 3 yr old Preschool at HCS since 2013.  I have four children Melanie, Cas, Avery, and Leo.  All four graduated from HCS. Melanie is a Nurse in Denver, Cas is in Theology Seminary, Avery is a Junior at Benedictine College, and Leo is a Junior at MHS. Also a part of our family are our dogs, Dixie and Gertrude. I feel so very blessed to teach at HCS! Students are incredible and there’s no place I’d rather be!

Upcoming Dates and Events:

•Mar 28-Apr 1 Easter Break
•Apr. 2 Alleluia Party at 1015
•Apr-May Spring Conferences
•May 21 Last Day of School
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We are learning all about being in Preschool! It takes hard work to learn so many new things, but with these smart children, it’ll be a breeze!

Here’s what we practice everyday:

  • Walking in a straight line-following the person in front of us
  • Names of friends in class
  • Listening during story time, circle and calendar time
  • Sharing with our friends
  • Keeping our hands to ourselves

Our themes for the school year:

  • Sept-Oct: Family
  • Nov-Dec: Down on the Farm
  • Jan-Feb: Community Helpers
  • Mar-Apr: Baby Animals
  • May: Mother’s Day/Father’s Day; Wrapping Things Up!

Here’s what we are focusing on all year:

  • Number Recognition (1-10)
  • Uppercase Recognition (Review of letters)
  • Colors and Shapes (Review of shapes/colors)
  • Writing our names (please also work on this at home)
  • Fine Motor and Gross Motor Skills
  • How to hold our pencils, crayons, scissors, and markers (also work on this at home)
  • Learning the Days of the Week/Months of the year

A Day in the Life of a Preschooler

8-830          Wash Hands/Open Play/Individual Instruction/Clean Up

845-9          Prayer-Days of the Week/Months/ABCs/Shapes/Colors/Numbers

9-920          Bathrooom/Snack

920-945      Recess-Outside/Gym

930-1030    T-CGS (Atrium)/MGT Activity/Craft

TH-MGT Activity/Craft

1030-1050   Open Play/Virtue of the Month

1050-11        Get ready for home

1040-1055   Clean Up/Ready to go home!



You can also learn more here with the Preschool Handbook 22-23.pdf.

We use Mother Goose Time Curriculum for academics and Catechist of the Good Shepherd (Atrium) for Religion.

Check your Dojo App on school days for updates, pictures, and videos.