Philosophy and Goals

          We welcome you and your child to Saint Ambrose Catholic School! Our early childhood program provides an integrated approach to a developmental education, addressing the intellectual, emotional, physical and social aspects of children 3 to 5 years of age.

        Through a well organized, though minimally structured program, with an emphasis on individuality, our main objective will be to provide an environment which promotes creativity and spontaneity. Minimally structured refers to the manner in which our learning program is implemented - not the content of the program. We utilize a variety of learning strategies emphasizing the use of all five senses to convey reading, science, math and social studies concepts. We will always strive to create a happy, nurturing environment for your child.

           We believe that learning, at its best, happens through imaginative play rather than forced structure. This imaginative play will have very definite goals, but will allow our children the freedom to respond independently within a relaxed atmosphere.

         We provide every opportunity for the development of the whole child--intellectually physically, emotionally and especially spiritually. God will feel very welcome at Saint Ambrose Catholic School. Religion is an integral part of our day for all of our children, providing an opportunity to hear and understand Bible stories. We will guide them to an appreciation for God’s beautiful world, His love for us, and our responsibility to Him in prayer.


We believe that it is the responsibility of our Early Childhood Program to:

1. Realize that children must be treated as individuals.

2. Guide, protect and encourage children to learn at their own rates.

3. Provide activities that are flexible for both large and small groups.

4. Provide materials for learning that relate to each age group.

5. Provide information to parents concerning the welfare of the child and activities in the school environment.

  • Pre-K3                              7:45am-2:45pm
  • VPK:                               8:00am-11:00am                                      
  • VPK Extended Day        7:30am-3:00pm                                                                              

*Pre-K3 and VPK/Pre-K4 will follow the same calendar as the school, including all days off and early release days.


Age Requirements

For Pre-K 3

n         Child must be 3 years old on or before September 1, 2014—Fully potty trained

For Pre-K 4

n         Child must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2014—Fully potty trained