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Welcome to St. Pascal's Childhood Learning Center
Preschool Program is for 3 & 4 year old children
Pre-Kindergarten is for 4 & 5 year old children; the year before entering Kindergarten

Our family-friendly atmosphere provides flexible, high-quality care and cognitive-based learning opportunities. We are an intentional leader and develop the program around quality, safety and utilizing best-practice methods. These ideals nurture and develop your child’s social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and spiritual development, and inspire life-long learning.

Our goal is to support children and their ever-developing autonomy. We will encourage children to make sensible choices, use their developing coordination and intelligence to achieve tasks, problem solve and encourage them to add to their skill set. We will demonstrate, provide picture cues, encouragement and predictable routines and thoughtful guidance.

St. Pascal’s Childhood Learning Center is a non-profit childcare center licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. St. Pascal’s Childhood Learning Center is non-denominational; however, it is founded on Catholic principles. St. Pascal’s Childhood Learning Center will attempt to fulfill the needs of the Childhood Learning Center (age 33 months to the first day of kindergarten) through qualified teachers’ planned curriculum. Our staff includes a director, teachers, experienced classroom aides, and an occasional student teacher. It is the policy and commitment of St. Pascal’s Childhood Learning Center not to discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or religion.

The preschool program is designed to prepare our students for Pre-Kindergarten.  The preschool program is for children who are thirty-three months and older. A theme-based curriculum is provided with many hands on learning activities that allow students to learn through creative expressions and exploration. The preschool program encourages social development and fosters independence.  The staff works hard to meet each child's physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs and promote development in each area. Click HERE for a sample of preschool skills.

The PreK program is for children who are four years old by September 1. The program is designed as a Kindergarten Readiness Program. Children will develop knowledge and self help skills through large group, small group and individual activities. All learning activities include cognitive thinking opportunities, social skills, and relevant education opportunities to prepare for our rigorous Kindergarten Program. Click HERE for a sample of Pre-K skills.

S. Pascal's Preschool and PreK programs have an expanded curriculum which offers fun classes in Music, Spanish, Physical Education. All of these courses are taught by St. Pascal's specialist teachers

 St. Pascal’s CLC Contact Information
Program Director: Colleen Urness
Phone: 651-776-0092 x124

Admissions and Enrollment Information
Admissions Specialist: Mary McGrath
Phone: 651-776-0092 x112

2017-2018 ENROLLMENT

Ready to join us at St. Pascal’s Childhood Learning Center?  Follow this link for registration:
Preschool & PreK

Early Childhood Screening (ECS) is required by State Law before starting Kindergarten. Screen at age 3 to help find health and learning problems sooner, so help may be found. ECS staff may connect you to early learning programs. ECS includes vision, hearing, speech, development and a health review.

To set up a FREE appointment, contact ECS in St. Paul at 651-632-3746. For Maplewood, Oakdale or North St. Paul, call 651-748-7289.

Additionally, if you have any concerns about your child’s growth and development, please talk to your child’s health care provider or call 1-866-693-GROW (4769) to talk to a professional and find out ways in which you can get connected to various resources in Minnesota.

Children must be toilet-trained and have all required vaccinations in order to attend. Updated immunizations are required before a child may attend St. Pascal’s Preschool or PreK programs. Immunization records must be submitted to the school. St. Pascal’s DOES NOT ALLOW CONSCIENTIOUS EXEMPTION. (The only exception is for a medical condition documented by a physician).

Preschool and PreK programs follow the same academic calendar year as our K-8th grades and are in session from September until June. St. Pascal's Preschool and Pre-K Programs are all day from 9am-3:30pm with three different options available. Children are registered for 2 days/week (Tue/Thu); 3 days/week (Mon-Wed-Fri); or 5 days/week (Mon thru Fri). Before and after school care is available for an additional fee and is open from 6:30-9am and 3:30-5:30pm Monday thru Friday.

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