Mission Statement
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At St. Catherine’s we strive to bring children closer to Christ. We work in partnership with the parents to help the children realize their full potential. We provide an opportunity to nurture the child’s spiritual, cognitive, and emotional growth through age-appropriate activities. We focus on instilling a love of God and self in a secure and loving environment. We work in cooperation with the Catholic Church and the Diocese of Kalamazoo.

Schedule follows the Portage Public School Calendar.  Our 3-year olds meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am – 11:30 am; 4-year olds meet Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Daily Mass twice a month; Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program twice a month.

Daily Schedule
9:00 – Arrival/Welcome
9:10 – Circle Time – Good Morning – Assignment Helper – Calendar – Weather – Letter/Number
9:30 – Learning Centers
9:30 – Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
10:30 – Bathroom Break
10:35 – Craft Activity
10:45 – Snack
11:10 – Music & Movement/Gym/Outdoor
11:30 – Dismissal for 3-year olds
12:00 – Dismissal for 4-year olds

Classroom Themes
apples-2014Each week we present a new theme: All About Me, Apples, Leaves, Pumpkins, Colors, Numbers, Outer Space, Holidays, Ocean/ Beach, Christmas Program.

2017-2018 Monthly Tuition Rates
A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required. Four-year old program (3 days a week – Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)  is $195 per month. Three-year old program (2 days a week – Tuesdays and Thursdays) is $170 per month. Tuition is due the first of the month.

Our Staff:

Connie Juszczyk, Preschool Director and Teacher 269-978-2348 (preschool classroom), cjuszczyk@stcatherinesiena.org

Mary Hunt, Preschool Coordinator and Teacher 269-978-2338, mhunt@stcatherinesiena.org

St. Catherine’s Preschool
1150 W. Centre Avenue
Portage, Michigan 49024
269-327-5165 Main Office
269-978-2348 Classroom

2017-2018 Preschool Brochure

2017-2018 Preschool Registration Form
Complete, print, and return to the Front Office with payment.

2017-2018 Preschool Registration Form (Fillable PDF)
Complete, print, and return to the Front Office with payment.