St. Francis de Sales Pre-School started as a Co-Op program in 1992 for pre-school children to play, socialize and learn together in a safe, secure, enriching, fun, Catholic Environment. In September 2009 St. Francis de Sales Pre-School became a licensed Pre-School.
Our Pre-School is administered by:
Ms. Jerri Ford, Director – Preschool@sfdsparish.com
Ms. Sandi Goossen-Brown, Teacher
Ms. Andrea Banks, Teacher
Ms. Jill Ford, Teacher’s Aide
Mr. Tim McKeon, Teacher’s Aide
Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Children may register for Tuesday/Thursday only, Monday/Wednesday/Friday only or all 5 days. M-W-F or all 5 days is recommended for children applying for Kindergarten at SFDS the following year. Parent involvement is very important at St. Francis de Sales licensed Pre-School. Your children want you and need you to be their first teachers.
Parent involvement allows our adult/child ratio to be at least 1 adult to 5 children (with 5-6 adults for 18-20 children). Mixed age grouping allows for the older and younger children to learn from each other and allows for the side range of abilities in the age group. Familiarity with the school and the future Kindergarten classmates helps make the transition to Kindergarten easier if your child continues on at SFDS. Children must be 3 years old by September 1, and goes up to 5 years of age.