St. Patrick Multi-Age Preschool
3 and 4 year old children have the opportunity to attend multi-age preschool 2 to 5 days a week. You choose the days you want to attend in the morning or afternoon.
Mr. Aaron Thelen is the lead teacher for St. Patrick Preschool. Aaron has worked with daycare/preschool children for many years, did a one-year stint in our school office, and returned to the preschool in the fall of 2015.
St. Patrick Preschool is located in the lower level of the main school building, adjacent to the cafeteria.
Children must be three by the first day of school and must be toilet trained.
Please contact the preschool at 517-647-7551 if you have any questions.
The following forms will also need to be filled out:
New Preschool Students:
- Enrollment Form
- Tuition Contract/Registration Form 2020-2021
- Tuition Contract/Registration Form 2021-2022
- Registration Fee $50.00
- Class Preference Request Form
- Emergency Record (SPS) (will follow after enrollment)
- Child Emergency Information (SOM)
- Concussion Awareness Form
- Home Language Survey
- Health Appraisal with physician signature (before first day)
- Immunization Record
- Birth Certificate
- Baptismal Certificate (if baptized, but not at St. Patrick)
- Welcome Scholarship for new preschool families
Returning Preschool Students:
Cognitive skills, social interaction, language development, art projects, field trips, music/finger plays, and holiday activities are part of the established guidelines which are keys to positive child development.
We incorporate a Smartboard in many areas of learning. We also have scheduled gym time for the children. Mr. Aaron and his guitar are a big part of our preschool music program.
Monthly Christian themes are incorporated into the curriculum as well to provide an important spiritual dimension. Basic concepts covered include colors, shapes, name recognitions, left/right, over/under, and counting/numbers.
Fine motor skills are emphasized and include tracing/writing, painting, pasting, cutting and coloring.
Students have outdoor playtime in the grassy area across West Street or Alton Park across Grand River Avenue. We use this as a learning opportunity, teaching them the safe and proper way to cross the street.
3 and 4 year old children can attend multi-age preschool 2 to 5 days a week. You choose the days you want to attend.
Mornings 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Afternoons 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Our School Year
Classes will begin the week of August 30 for the 2021-2022 school year and end the week preceding Memorial Day. School vacation days follow St. Patrick School calendar. Inclement weather days follow Portland Public/St. Patrick School closings.
History and Mission
In June of 2006, St. Patrick Preschool was established. Our program offers a balanced approach of self-directed and teacher-directed activities. Our mission is to assist the children to grow developmentally in preparations for their kindergarten experience in a welcoming, Christian environment. St. Patrick Preschool is a great place to play and learn!