Learning is a life-long process, and begins from the moment we are born. Every year of life is a stepping-stone to the next, and St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School Preschool Programs are designed to help our “little people” prepare educationally, emotionally, and socially for the school years ahead. We offer three preschool programs:
3 Year-old Preschool - For children who are aged 3, are toilet-trained, and ready to begin learning in a structured program. The 3 Year-old Program combines educational, as well as play activities to help our little tikes ease into the school setting. This program meets for two and one-half hours, two days weekly. Children must be 3 years old by September 15th of the school year.
Monday / Wednesday 8:20AM – 10:50AM
Tuesday / Thursday 8:20AM – 10:50AM
4 Year-old Preschool - For children who are aged 4 and ready to meet new learning challenges as they inch toward Kindergarten. Students in the 4 Year-old Program can expect to grow in basic learning skills, as well as socialization with others. This program meets for two and one-half hours, three days weekly. Children must be 4 years old by September 15th of the school year.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (no class on Wednesday) AM: 8:20AM – 11:00AM
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (no class on Wednesday) PM: 12:05PM – 2:45PM
Pre-Kindergarten Class - For children who are aged 4 and 5 and ready for this transitional program into Kindergarten. Our Pre-K Program class meets daily, to prepare students for a more kindergarten-like program, combining educational and play activities to instill in our children that learning can be fun. This program meets for two hours and forty-five minutes, five days weekly. Children must be 5 years old by January 1 of the school year
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11:50AM – 2:45PM and Wednesday 11:50AM – 1:45PM
Free Preschool for 4 Year-Olds - In the spring of 2007, the Iowa Legislature passed measures to pay for and provide free preschool education for four year-old children in several communities around the state. The Davenport Community School District applied and was awarded a significant number of these state-funded preschool seats. Having an excellent preschool program already in place, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School requested and was selected to provide state-funded preschool for forty children, age four by September 15th, in our preschool programs. We are notified annually whether or not funding will be available for the next school year. As soon as we find out the status of funding and tuition, we will inform parents.
Day Care Program
Recognizing and responding to
the need of our full-time working parents, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School
is pleased to offer a day care component for our preschool children. Children
must be at least age three and toilet-trained to participate in our day care
The program is housed in the
Early Learning Center, providing convenient access to various preschool
programs and quality environment that enhances the child’s development. St. Paul’s daycare is directly
overseen by the school and is licensed
through the State of Iowa’s department of Education.
operation: 7:00AM –
Year-round: Families are granted ten days of vacation throughout the
year, as they wish. The daycare
will be closed the following holidays:
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Good Friday, Monday after
Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July (if it falls on Saturday, daycare
will be closed on Friday; if it falls on Sunday, daycare will be closed on the
Monday after.), Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving day, the Friday
after Thanksgiving, Christmas break as scheduled for the school. Nutritious lunches and snacks are
included in the cost of the program.
For additional information,
contact the school office at (563) 322-2923.