SAINT BERNARD CATHOLIC PRESCHOOL
Nurturing Children since 1986
Who We Are
Saint Bernard Catholic Preschool is an early childhood program which is sponsored by the parish. The preschool is licensed by the State of Wisconsin.
What We Offer
* Part-time morning sessions for ages 2-1/2 through 5 years old
* Morning preschool with extended afternoon care
* Reasonable Tuition/Fees
* Available Extended Care
* A Non-denominational Pre-School Education
* A Professional, Caring Staff
* Bible Stories (opt-out option available)
* Weekly themes
* Kindergarten Readiness
* Schedule based on the Madison Metropolitan School Calendar for vacation and convention days
* Located on Madison’s east side
* Field Trips
* Much, much more
Saint Bernard Catholic Preschool is designed to promote the emotional, social, spiritual, cognitive and physical development of each child.
We focus on creating a warm and accepting environment which contributes to the development of a positive self-esteem as well as encouraging cooperation and interaction among children.
Skills to enhance independence, self-reliance and problem solving will be developed.
A variety of learning situations will be provided to stimulate creativity and encourage exploration and investigation of the environment. There will be opportunities for both gross and fine motor development in both indoor and outdoor settings.
We feel that a molding and mixing of a friendly, secure, warm and safe atmosphere is conducive to the continued healthy development of children.
Our Goals and Program
As important as early childhood programs are, parents are the most important people in the lives of young children. A goal of Saint Bernard Catholic Preschool is to work with parents to prepare the child for successful future school experiences. In order to achieve this, a close relationship will be maintained between school and home. Communication between parents and staff is an integral part of our program.
It is our goal to help each child become a productive, healthy and self-motivated individual who is happy and secure. Our program emphasizes an awarness of values and a positive self-image and skills for communicating with both adults and children. We help children to develop to their fullest potential in several developmental areas.
Admission to preschool is open to any child who is 2-1/2 years old by the date they start preschool and who is successfully toilet trained. Younger children may be admitted after screening by the director and consultation with the parents on an individual basis provided the child is succesfully potty trained. The preschool does not discriminate in either services or admission on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, or sexual orientation. The program is non-denominational and therefore open to all families.
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Preschool and 4 year old kindergarten sessions)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Preschool sessions)
Tuesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Preschool sessions)
Extended Preschool: 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
For an additional fee, we offer Extended Care 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. (Early Care), 11:30 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. (Lunch Bunch) and 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Extended Preschool) Monday through Friday. These times are offered to facilitate your schedule. For Lunch Bunch (11:30 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.), you will need to bring a lunch for your child.
Other Program Offerings
Each week, for 20 minutes, the children are taught Bible Stories through song, prayers, stories and activities. Parents are asked to opt-out their child if not wanting their child to attend the Bible Stories sessions.
Saint Bernard Catholic Preschool has implemented our own program of Music~Movement. The classes include elements of body and locomotor movement and musical concepts of rhythm, beat, tempo, etc.
For More Information
To request more information about Saint Bernard Catholic Preschool, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Catholic Preschool Director at 608/249-7288 x228. Be sure to state what you are interested in, the age of your child, your mailing address and your telephone number.
Catholic Preschool Registration Information
Saint Bernard Catholic Preschool 2012-2013 Enrollment
Click here to view/print the 2012-2013 Registration Form. It shows the various 2012-2013 preschool session options and the tuition for each option.
Saint Bernard Catholic Preschool 2013 Summer School Enrollment
Summer School 2013 registrations are now being accepted. Summer School runs from June 10-June 28, 2013 (3 weeks). It is open to all current and new families. Click here to view/print the 2013 Summer School Registration Form. It shows the various 2013 preschool summer school session options and the tuition for each option. There are no extended care hours available for the summer school session.
Saint Bernard Catholic Preschool 2013-2014 Enrollment
Priority registrations for the 2013-2014 preschool year are now being accepted. This is for current preschool families and for current Saint Bernard Parish members. On March 4, 2013, our Catholic Preschool registration will be open to all new families on a first come, first serve basis. Click here to view/print the 2013-2014 Preschool Registration Form. It shows the various 2013-2014 preschool school year session options and the tuition for each option.Tuition and extended hours payments may be made by check payable to: Saint Bernard Catholic Preschool or cash will be accepted.
Saint Bernard Catholic Preschool Late Fee Policy 2012-2013
Tuition is due on the first of the month. Parents have until the 14th of the month to pay without penalty. On the 15th of the month and after any fees are considered late and a late fee of $20.00 will be applied to your account. All accounts need to be current by the first of the next month or your account will be considered delinquent and your child may be dis-enrolled from the program. If any check does not clear your bank, a returned check fee will be assessed. This fee is set by the parish’s financial institution.