Preschool Curriculum

St. Vincent de Paul Preschool believes that creative play, exploration, and manipulation of children’s environment build the foundation for self-discovery and more abstract learning opportunities.

At St. Vincent de Paul Preschool every child will:

Express themselves as an individual through language development and creativity.

Become independent and self-motivated.

Think and problem solve through creative educational experiences.

Function successfully in a group of peers, using cooperation, sharing, manners, and friendship values.

Gain self-worth through their success.

Be provided with a safe, Christ-centered and loving environment.


Preschool Flex Program

-The Preschool Flex Program is designed to meet the the child’s needs and their family’s schedule.
-For children 3-4 years of age.
-2 days, 3 days, or 5 days per week.
-2.5 hours of fun and creative learning per day.
-Before and after school care available to students from 7:00am-6:00pm when also registered in the Extended Care Program.

Pre-K Program
-Designed for children that are 4-5 in age.
-5 days/ week for 3 hours a day
-Before and after school care available to students from 7:00am-6:00pm when also registered in the Extended Care Program.



Dear Parents,

We extend a warm welcome to you and your child to Saint Vincent de Paul Preschool. Your child is very important person, God’s own child. We welcome your child as an individual and we will try to understand and help each child develop in healthful, happy ways.

Young children learn through creative play, actively exploring and manipulating their environment. Concrete experiences contribute to concept development in the preschool age child. Through creative play, a powerful tool for young children, the stage is set for self-discovery and self-realization. Play is the major vehicle for the development of the whole child in all areas: spiritual, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical.

If during the year, you have any questions about what is happening at preschool please feel free to call me at any time.

We are looking forward with great anticipation to an exciting year of activities with your child.

God Bless,
Shelly Gilardi, Preschool Director



For more information about our Preschool Flex Program or Pre-K Program please call the school at 740-393-3611 or email the Preschool Director, Shelly Gilardi at sgilardi@cdeducation.org.