There are three child development programs offered at St. Matthias Preschool. They are:
Butterfly 2.5 years to 3.5 years
Dandelion 3.5 years to 4.5 years
Bluebird 4.5 years to 5.5 years
We believe children learn and develop skills and confidence through active engagement with their environment and each other. Children are encouraged to explore activities and materials at their own pace which have been planned to stimulate each of the five developmental areas (social, emotional, physical, language and cognitive).
It is our goal to create a nurturing environment where a child’s natural love of learning will thrive. Each teaching team plans weekly curriculum to create developmentally appropriate plans that focus on the developmental needs of the individual children, as well as the group, and that are embedded in the children’s interests.
We desire to partner with you regarding your child’s care and education. Please take the time to review the weekly curriculum plan which is sent home.
Enrollment & Fees
Registration fees are non-refundable. Enrollment in the Preschool requires a $400 registration fee. As a year-round school, our school year is from July through June. Families may opt-out for the months of July and/or August. If enrollment is for July and/or August only, $50 registration fee is required (see Registration Form and Paragraph 3 of the Tuition Agreement).
Tuition Rates for 2019-2020
- 5 Full Days $1550/month
- 4 Full Days $1425/month
*For more information about tuition, see the Tuition Agreement.
Multiple Child Discount
If more than one child per family is enrolled at St. Matthias Preschool, a $200 per month tuition discount will be applied to the family tuition statement each month (see Paragraph 2 of the Tuition Agreement).
Pay by Check: Tuition checks are placed in the file box labeled “tuition” on the sign-in desk. Please do not place them on the secretary’s desk. Please put your child’s name in the memo field of the check. Tuition checks are deposited on Monday mornings. There is a $25 returned check fee for checks that are returned to us from the bank due to insufficient funds.
Pay Electronically: Families can pay their tuition via ACH transfer* by visiting www.stmatthiasparish.org — Go to Support Us, then Online Donations. At the bottom of the form, there are options to pay Preschool Tuition, Registration Fees and to make donations to the Preschool Opportunity Fund. Alternatively, a Vanco Form can be completed for automatic payments. (Vanco is the credit card processing company used at St. Matthias). Forms are available by request. Payments for tuition are due on the first day of the month. There is a 5 day grace period, after which a $25 late payment fee will be assessed.
*credit card payments are also accepted with a $40 convenience fee per transaction.
Children can be refused admittance if tuition becomes delinquent.