Thank you for choosing Holy Childhood of Jesus School Preschool/Pre-K Program to begin your child’s education! By choosing to send your child to our Preschool/Pre-K Program, you can be assured your child will be receiving a quality, faith filled education! We are blessed to have him/her as part of our Holy Childhood School Family!

Our Preschool/Pre-K Program strives to provide the utmost in religious and academic excellence by providing hands on learning experiences while meeting the needs of the child physically, social emotionally, academically and spiritually. We also strive to nurture their mind, body and spirit by providing our students with a safe, loving environment which will allow them to blossom in their faith, have fun, and have an overall love of learning, all while preparing them for Kindergarten.

We also believe that every child is a gift from God; therefore, we will strive to give them the respect, love, and best education to ensure your child will be happy and successful in our Preschool/Pre-K program.

Our 3-Year-Olds Preschool Program

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.

Our 4-Year-Olds Pre-K Program

The underlying instruction strategy at our Catholic school offers a unique balance between teacher-guided and open-ended learning opportunities. The combination of this organized and free-play approach is intended to provide opportunities for your child to interact, explore, and relate successfully to his or her environment.
The Pre-K program uses a multi-sensory hands-on learning approach to teach fine motor skills, auditory and visual learning using center time, books, songs, technology, and art. Free play, story time, prayer time, music, crafts, and outdoor play fill the students’ day. Children participate in the Catechist of the Good Shepherd program and engage with 6th grade buddies for activities throughout the year.

We strive to ensure that we provide the foundation rooted in the Gospel message and rich in traditions and liturgical practices of our Catholic faith. Parents are confident in knowing their children are being educated in a comfortable, nurturing, and faith filled environment which provides an educational curriculum that allows children to achieve their highest potential.