Preschool and Prekindergarten Program Opportunities

High quality early childhood education is essential.

Our six Catholic schools are conveniently located across southeast Omaha and Bellevue. Children in our early childhood programs perform higher than other students on standardized testing beginning in kindergarten. Beyond the academics, our preschool and preK teachers and staff will welcome and truly get to know and care for your child, helping them grow socially, emotionally, and in their faith.

Compared to daycare or childcare centers in the area, our preschool program average tuition rate is an affordable alternative.

Omaha Catholic School Consortium Early Childhood Education Offerings by School

Holy Cross Catholic School

Preschool (3 year olds) Options:
M-F, full day
M-F half days OR
Monday, Wednesday, Friday half days

Pre-K (4-5 year olds): Monday-Friday - full day or half days

*Before and after school extended care available

Transitional kindergarten, commonly referred to as "high five" program, is also available.

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School

Preschool (3 year olds) options:
Tuesday and Thursday - Half day mornings OR half day afternoons
Monday, Wednesday, Friday - morning half days, between 8 -11 a.m.

Pre-K - 4-5 year olds:
Monday-Friday - half days (morning) OR full days
Monday, Wednesday, Friday - half days

Before and after school extended care available

St. Bernadette Catholic School

Preschool (3 year olds):
Tuesday and Thursday, half days - between 7:50-11 a.m.
Monday - Friday, full days
Monday-Friday, half days
Monday, Wednesday, Friday - three days, full days
Pre-K -4-5 year olds: Monday-Friday, full day between 7:50 a.m. - 2:55 p.m. OR
Five half days between 7:50-11 a.m. OR
Monday, Wednesday, Friday (three half days) between 7:50-11 a.m.
Before and after school extended care available

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School

Pre-K-(4-5 year olds):
Monday-Friday, full days between 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
Before and after school extended care available

St. Thomas More Catholic School

St. Thomas More Pawprints Preschool offers Half Day and All Day sessions for both preschool and prekindergarten.

Morning sessions run from 8:00-11:00 a.m. Full day sessions run from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Specific details below on offerings for PRESCHOOL for 3 year olds:
Tuesday and Thursday mornings only: $1,300 per year
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (three days) FULL DAY: $2,850 per year
Monday through Friday (five days), FULL DAY: $4,500 per year

Specific details below on offerings for PREKINDERGARTEN for 4-5 year olds:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays (three days) MORNINGS ONLY: $1,650 per year
Monday through Friday (five days) MORNINGS ONLY: $2,375/year
Monday, Wednesday, Friday (three days) FULL DAY: $2,850/year
Monday through Friday (five days) FULL DAYS: $4,500/year
Preschool and preK students qualify for extended care (More details on those hours and cost below).

Dual Language Academy

Preschool (3 year olds): Monday-Friday, full day Pre-K (4 -5 year olds): Monday-Friday, full day

School days run from 8 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., with before and after extended care available starting in Pre-K.

Welcome to our Preschool and PreK program!

A strong foundation from the start.

Annual Preschool and PreK tuition rates for the 2022-2023 school year range between $1,300 - $4,500 depending upon number of days per week attending the program. This is an average monthly payment between just $108-$375.

Your early childhood expenses may be eligible for a tax deduction, and we can provide documentation as needed.

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In addition to these preschool and PreK options, two of our schools, Holy Cross and St. Thomas More, have a transitional kindergarten program to ensure kindergarten readiness. Transition kindergarten (TK) is for students who meet age requirements for kindergarten but who could benefit from one more year to develop the fundamental academic and social skills for future success in schools.

Young learners in our early childhood programs benefit from caring teachers, safe environments and a values-based education. A positive early childhood education like our schools provide is important in shaping a child's positive attitude and success for years to come.

 

"I love working with kids because they are the best teachers in life. Thank you for teaching me how to see this world through your eyes." - Mrs. Campos, Dual Language Academy

Tours of our early childhood classrooms are available by appointment, Monday-Friday. We can't wait to meet you!

 

"I sent my son to Pawprints Preschool not really knowing what to expect. The staff exceeded my expectations with their excellent communication and caring for the students." - Theresa B., current parent

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