We loved St. Joe's and every time we drive by we say "Hi St. Joe's-we miss you"! We miss it so much. I loved that my kids felt warm fuzzies every single day! The staff was extremely helpful in dealing with food allergies and we felt totally comfortable with leaving our children in their care. St. Joseph's Preschool is a treasure in our community.
Both of our children have had wonderful experiences at St. Joseph's Preschool. It is a caring community where the teachers and director are attentive and nurturing, and the curriculum is always creative and challenging. There is a strong commitment to foster each child's individual growth in all areas (academic, social, emotional, spiritual). They encourage parental involvement and communication, and treat you like family!
I sent all 3 of my children to St. Joseph's preschool. They all enjoyed their time there. They loved the staff and greeted them with open arms every morning. Nothing makes a parent more happy than knowing your child is receiving a fun preschool experience with a loving staff that enjoys what they do!
All 3 of our Children attended St. Joseph's Preschool and it has been such a great fit for our family. The teachers and staff really made an effort to know each of our children and us as a family. They provided our kids with a safe, fun, educational learning experience. We felt comfortable dropping them off at school, knowing they were in such capable and caring hands. The faith-based program has given our children a strong foundation to begin their education. Thank you St. Joseph's Preschool!
I chose to send my son to St. Joseph's Preschool after my sister had sent both her son and daughter there the past few years. She gave rave reviews. The scheduling options were perfect for our schedule. The first week was very difficult for my son to stay at school. He had to literally be peeled off of me while he cried. The first day, Tracy MacMullen, the director, emailed me that she had just gone into the class and he was doing great. To receive that email within the first hour was such a relief. My son has sensory issues and has really developed these past six months. Mrs. Corbin and Mrs. Beyer have always been very patient with him and allowed him to move at his own pace with a little nudging. As parents we receive multiple communications which are very organized. We receive the very specific plan for the week which includes lesson plans, religious topic, snacks, and more. We are constantly invited to volunteer in the classroom which the children love. I highly recommend St. Joseph's preschool!
St. Joseph’s Preschool is a family-oriented gem of a school right on our parish grounds! It is a magical place where loving and professional teachers teach 3 and 4 year old children that learning through play is really fun and that mommy will come back to pick them up in a little while. Our children were given a faith-filled foundation for a lifetime love of learning and for that we are ever grateful!
We feel so blessed that our 3 children have been a part of St. Joseph's preschool.
Our kids began each day at school with this prayer
"Thank you God for this day,
I'm glad that I am here so I can pray.
You are so good in all You do.
I'll try to do my best for You. Amen"
Each time we heard one of them repeat this prayer at home, we were certain we had chosen the best program for our family. This faith based program has given our children time to play each day, made learning fun and engaging and continually stimulated them with developmentally appropriate learning opportunities. The teachers have always made our children feel loved and valued. We will always be grateful for these foundational years spent at St. Joe's.
As a veteran teacher, I thought I would be ready to send my own children off to school when they were ready. However, when the time came I was filled with trepidation. Having a little guy with Special Needs I was so unsure of what would be the best fit for our son. You see, our son Brendan was diagnosed with Speech Apraxia, a developmental delay disorder of speech. We wanted him to be challenged and to be given an opportunity to model "typical" children. Shari and the staff of St Joe's welcomed our Brendan with open arms. They provided him the opportunity of a terrific pre- school education in mainstreamed setting.
Their acceptance of Brendan and their ability to challenge him, as well as the other students I observed, exceeded expectations.
As I stood in front of my own classroom at Camillus Middle School, each day, I did so knowing that down the street, my own son was in the most capable of hands.