Preschool

St. Vincent de Paul Preschool

Is your child ready to make new friends in a Catholic learning environment? Registration for our parish preschool, for children ages 2 - 5 is now open.  For more information and to schedule a visit, please call the Preschool Office at 704.644.4656 or send an email to: Mary Helen, mhcushing@charlottediocese.org In order to register, parents will need to fill out the following forms.  Click here for registration forms. 


Re-link your VIC Card

Please support our parish preschool by re-linking your Harris Teeter VIC card to our account number 7573. You may re-link your card on line after August 1st at https://www.harristeeter.com/together-in-education#/app/cms, at the register, or by sending you VIC card number and phone number to mhcushing@charlottediocese.org Thank you for your support! 


Philosophy

The St. Vincent de Paul Preschool strives to enhance the social, emotional, spiritual, physical, and creative skills of each child. We are dedicated to making these preschool years enjoyable and exciting so that each youngster will be prepared and eager to begin kindergarten.


Our Program

We offer a play-based, hands-on program which encourages children to learn through interaction, exploration and experimentation. The curriculum is theme-based to promote basic learning skills through fun topics such as community helpers, farm life, and outer space. Our low student to teacher ratios allow teachers to individualize learning in order to meet the children where they are developmentally. As we give witness to our Catholic faith, our primary religious focus is on helping children grow in their love and knowledge of God. 

Curriculum

 As the children play and interact, we focus on developing many skills through our curriculum, including:

Spiritual Growth- We instill our faith through daily prayer, bible stories and songs, chapel lessons and the celebration of saints and holy days.

Social and Emotional Growth- Sharing toys, games, and physical space, as well as learning group rules, affords each youngster the opportunity to test and establish appropriate social and emotional behavior.

Cognitive Growth- Keeping in mind that children are preparing for Kindergarten, we provide opportunities to develop skills such as problem solving, classifying and observation through games, puzzles, science experiments, group activities and other early reading, math and writing activities.

Speech and Language Development- Through listening to books, learning finger plays and songs, and role-playing and dress-up experiences, the children's vocabulary and language skills are broadened and enhanced.

Gross Motor Skills- Children are given opportunities to develop coordination and muscle strength through climbing, running, skipping, dancing, balancing and other movement activities.

Fine Motor Skills- While playing with manipulatives, cutting, coloring, and writing, childrens's hand muscles and coordination skills are strengthened.

Creative Development- The building blocks, playdough, paints and art materials within the classroom challenge children to use their imagination and endless creative abilities.

For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact one of our Co-Directors, Mary Helen Cushing or Sonya Grant at 704-644-4656 or email at mhcushing@charlottediocese.org

 

General Information 

 

In order to enter our preschool, a child must be 2-5 years old by August 31st, and children ages 3 and up must be toilet trained. Program year begins in September and ends in May. Preschool hours are 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

"Child of God" by Kathy Crowe

Fees

 

At the time of registration, the following fees will be collected:

  • Registration Fee $90.00 ($60.00 for each additional child)
  • Supply Fee
    • 2 Days $50.00 
    • 3 Days $75.00
    • 4 Days $100.00
    • 5 Days $125.00
  • One Month Prepaid Tuition Fee (Will be applied to account as the final month's tuition)

The above fees are nonrefundable and are necessary for the operation of the preschool program.

OUR  MONTHLY TUITON FEES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • 2 years old (2 days) $230.00

  • 2 years old (3 days) $280.00

  • 3 years old (3 days) $260.00

  • 4 years old (4 days) $280.00

  • 4 years old (5 days) $315.00