Preschool Ages 3, 4, and 5

St. Joan of Arc's preschool program offers a nurturing environment, where students are encouraged to discover, engage, interact, make mistakes, and problem solve. The program is based on the Creative Curriculum, which aligns with Early Learning Content Standards approved by the Ohio Department of Education. We also align our curriculum with the Diocese of Toledo Preschool Standards. We offer a developmentally appropriate, differentiated curriculum to best serve the broad range of needs and interests of emergent learners. Our students have full use of our outdoor playground equipment, bike track, and indoor gymnasium creating a balance between activity and structured learning.

Discover how your child will:

    • Grow in a faith-filled environment

    • Experience an innovative curriculum with traditional roots

    • Become an empowered, self-motivated learner


Well-rounded growth in a fun environment is key to Preschool at SJA. Each child experiences hands-on, developmentally appropriate learning while growing both academically and socially. Spiritual growth is part of the program, too; hence our slogan: These little feet will follow Jesus! We offer a full-day or half-day program. Younger students are encouraged to attend M/W/F or T/TH, while older preschool students are encouraged to attend 4 or 5 days a week.


  • Religious Education
  • Physical Education
  • Music Education
  • Language and Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Social Studies
  • Focus on fine motor skill development
  • Social /emotional development
  • Letter of the week and weekly themes
  • Outdoor play
  • Field trips

Sample Schedule

8:15-8:45 Arrival/Free Choice
8:45-9:05 Circle Time
9:05-9:30 Large Group Instruction
9:30-10:00 Snack and Bathroom Break
10:00-10:30 Gross Motor
10:30-11:15 Small Group/Centers
11:15-11:30 Bible
11:30 Dismissal: Half Day Students
11:30-12:00 Lunch: Full Day Students
12:00-1:30 Rest Time
1:30-1:45 Bathroom Break
1:45-2:15 Gross Motor / Fine Motor
2:15-2:30 Pack Up
2:30 Dismissal: Full Day Students

*Half day preschool begins at 8:30 a.m. and dismisses at 11:30 a.m. Full day preschool begins at 8:30 a.m. and dismisses at 2:30 p.m.