General Information for Early Childhood Program
Why St. Mary’s Parish School’s has chosen to provide Early Childhood Classes:
Our goal is to provide a strong, safe, developmentally appropriate program that is nurturing in which the academics taught strive to instill a love of learning, as well as challenging students at their level while providing opportunities for success. We have found that providing students with a “hand-on multi-sensory curriculum” prepares children to be successful as students. Our professional staff participates as partners with you to provide a quality program that incorporates values you can support and trust. Communication, support and cooperation are essential ingredients in this partnership.
Preschool: To enroll in Preschool a child must be three years of age as of September 1st. (This is an Idaho State law.) And to attend, the child needs to be “potty trained”.
Pre-Kindergarten: To enroll in Prekindergarten a child must be four years of age as of September 1st. (This is an Idaho State law.) And to attend, the child needs to be “potty trained”.
Hours: 7am – 5:30pm
Children may be dropped off as early at 7:00 a.m. and the day ends by 5:30 p.m.
Class time is from 8:00 am to 11:30 am – childcare available before and after (see Financial Agreement for pricing)
Classes include individualized curriculum for each level as well as music, physical education and Spanish. Childcare before and after class time offers a safe, fun environment with a variety of activities both indoor (use of gym included) and outside playground area.
St. Mary’s Parish School is an ICCP provider. The purpose of the Idaho Child Care Program is to support families working toward or maintaining employment. Eligibility is based on household income and family size. For more information, contact the Business Office at the school.