Early Childhood

Ages 3-5

We know what a blessing it is to be given the opportunity to work with children as they take their first steps in their education. The goal of our Early Childhood program is to give children social and emotional skills, confidence, experiences, education, and joy in learning that will help them to have a smooth transition into Kindergarten. Please call our school office at (402) 896-0754 to inquire about enrolling or use the below registration button.

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Teaching our Faith and so much more...


God is welcome in our school and each child will know that he/she is loved by Him and that He is present in everyday life. We strive for all students to grow spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively. Our curriculum is rooted in Catholicism and includes Religious Education, Art, Literature, Math, Music, Science, Social Studies, Technology, field trips, snack time and creative play.

Children are encouraged to play, within an integrated curriculum, and learn life skills through exploration; invention and imagination. Our classrooms function as developmental tools where certified teachers are acutely aware that each child is unique and develops at his/her own rate.

For children who will begin Kindergarten in 2 years...

2-Day Preschool

3-Day Preschool

3-year-old, 2 days/week AM or PM Sessions

  • Must be 3 years old by October 31, 2022*
    *Children that turn 3 in the months following October may be eligible for mid-year enrollment.  Contact our office with questions (402) 896-0754.
  • Must be independently toilet trained
  • Best suited for those experiencing preschool for the first time, 2 years before Kindergarten
  • T/Th mornings, 7:50 AM-10:45 AM or T/Th afternoons, 12:15 PM-3:10 PM

Specials: All preschool students get to visit the Atrium weekly through our faith formation Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program.

Field Trips & Special Visitors: Our students love celebrating special theme days and holidays throughout the school year with our 4th Grade Buddies! We also have special guests throughout the year from Wildlife Encounters, firefighters, and dentists.

3-year-old, 3 days/week, AM Session

**Note: The 3-Day Preschool class is at capacity for the 2022/2023 school year.**

  • Must be 3 years old by July 31, 2022
  • Must be independently toilet trained
  • Best suited for those experiencing preschool for the first time, 2 years before Kindergarten
  • M/W/F mornings, 7:50 AM-10:45 AM 

Specials: All preschool students get to visit the Atrium weekly through our faith formation Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program.

Field Trips & Special Visitors: Our students love celebrating special theme days and holidays throughout the school year with our 4th Grade Buddies! We also have special guests throughout the year from Wildlife Encounters, firefighters, and dentists.

 

For children who will begin Kindergarten in 1 year...

3-Day PreK

5-Day PreK

Transitional Kindergarten

4 & 5-year-old, 3 days/week, PM Session

  • Must be 4 years old by July 31, 2022
  • Must be independently toilet trained
  • Best suited for those attending Kindergarten next year
  • M/W/F afternoons, 12:15 PM-3:10 PM

Specials: All preschool students get to visit the Atrium weekly through our faith formation Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program. Field Trips & Special

Visitors: Our students love celebrating special theme days and holidays throughout the school year with our 4th Grade Buddies! We also have special guests throughout the year from Wildlife Encounters, firefighters, and dentists. In the fall, our 3-Day PreK students visit Wenninghoff Farm!

4 & 5-year-old, 5 days/week, AM or PM Sessions

**Note: The AM session is at capacity for the 2022/2023 school year.**

  • Must be 4 years old by July 31, 2022
  • Must be independently toilet trained
  • Best suited for those attending Kindergarten next year
  • M-F, mornings 7:50 AM-10:45 AM or M-F afternoons, 12:15 PM-3:10 PM

Specials: Our students get to visit the Atrium weekly through our faith formation Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program. Additionally, they attend Music & Library once a week!

Field Trips & Special Visitors: Our students love celebrating special theme days and holidays throughout the school year with our 3rd Grade Buddies! We also have special guests throughout the year from Wildlife Encounters, firefighters, and dentists. In the fall, PreK students visit Wenninghoff Farm and in the spring, they enjoy a visit from the Omaha Children’s Museum to learn about the science behind bubbles!

5-year-old, 5 days/week, all-day

**Note: TK is at capacity for the 2022/2023 school year. Interested families can request to be added to the waiting list.**

  • Recommended age: 5 years old by December 31, 2022*

*Priority placement will be given to students who most closely meet this recommended age.

  • Must be independently toilet trained
  • Previous preschool experience recommended
  • Best suited for Kindergarten age students that are waiting one year
  • M-F all-day, 7:50 AM-3:10 PM
  • Students wear uniforms
  • Hot lunch program available
  • Opportunity to enroll in KidZone for care before and after school

Specials: All TK students visit our Atrium weekly through the faith formation Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program. Additionally, our TK students attend PE twice a week and Music, Art & Library once a week.

Field Trips & Special Visitors: Our students love celebrating special theme days and holidays throughout the school year with our 4th Grade Buddies! We also have special guests throughout the year from: Wildlife Encounters, Omaha Children’s Museum, firefighters and dentists. In the fall, our TK students visit Wenninghoff Farm!

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3D Tour of Preschool/PreK

We offer play-based 2-Day & 3-Day preschool and 5-Day PreK programs.

3D Tour of Transitional Kindergarten

TK is a Monday-Friday, all day program best suited for kindergarten-age students that are waiting a year to enroll in Kindergarten.

3D Tour of School Building

Our Early Childhood Programs are a part of our larger school community. Students get to visit our main building for specials, buddy programs and more!

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