St. Paul Preschool to add B4K
St. Paul Preschool will add a new classroom this coming year, one especially for 5-year-olds. B4K (Before Kindergarten) is designed for students who are eligible to start kindergarten but could benefit from an additional year of preschool. The class will meet Monday through Thursday from 8:45-11:45 a.m. Tuition is $200 per month.
“The emphasis of this program is to cultivate the skills needed for kindergarten through small group and individual instruction,” said Karen Strusz, preschool director. “The curriculum is an expansion of what is currently being taught in our 4-year-old classrooms and supports the foundation of what children are expected to know upon entrance into kindergarten.”
The effort is being supported by a $3,000 startup grant for curriculum and supplies from the Endowment Committee, which also regularly supports scholarships for children who come from families with lower incomes.
B4K is the most recent way the preschool is responding to community need. A few years ago, St. Paul began a free 4-year-old preschool program, in connection with the state of Iowa’s efforts to ensure access to high quality preschool for all kids.
St. Paul Preschool is devoted to integrating the love of God into a developmentally appropriate setting for young kids. The program shines with weekly chapel services, art, music, language, science, math, and field trips. Special events wrap in family, friends, and honored guests. With a highly trained staff leading the way, St. Paul Preschool is solidly constructed with Christ’s love. This year, approximately 100 children are enrolled in three programs: two-year-olds (two- and three-day program), three-year-olds (two- and three-day programs), and four-year-olds (four-day program).
Registration set for 2019-2020 school year
Registration for St. Paul Preschool will take place in the Library Commons on February 12-13, 9 a.m.-12 noon, for currently enrolled students. New students will register on February 25, 9 a.m.-noon. For more information, or to request a tour, contact Karen Strusz, preschool director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 563-326-3547 ext. 219.