preschoolkidsWelcome to the St. Joe Family!

Thank you for your interest in St. Joseph Early Learning Ministry.

Here at St. Joseph, we are dedicated to nurturing the whole child – physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually, and spiritually, so that each child will develop a lifelong love for learning and become a responsible Christian member of our society. This is done through a quality early childhood environment, which includes small class sizes, low teacher-child ratio, developmentally appropriate learning activities, and learning through play.

We are proud to be a Registered Ministry accredited by AdvancED Early Learning Standards. We believe that this further defines our commitment to a quality early learning program.

We hope that the following information will answer some of your questions. Please feel free to reach out if you have any further questions!

School Office 317-398-4202

Contact Kathleen Simpson at

preschool nativityApplication Process:

New families only – Complete the Online Registration Form, or register in the school office.
Returning families – Please return the registration form sent home with your child(ren)

You will receive a phone call from a member of our Early Learning staff to learn more about your child and your goals for their education. Upon completion of this interview you will be notified of your child’s acceptance.

Upon acceptance, pay the $50 (per family) registration fee to the school office – this will guarantee your child’s spot in our program.

Paperwork needed for your child’s file before the first day of school:

Signed Parent Notice
Copy of their Birth Certificate
Updated shot record
This paperwork is needed by the first day of school
Complete registration form and physical/well-child visit date within the last 12 months.

Program Options

2 Year Old Preschool Program

  • Half Day (8:00 – 11:45)

3 Year Old Preschool Program

* Your child must be 3, and potty trained, by August 3rd, 2021.

  • Half-Day (7:45 – 11:45)
    Monday/Wednesday/Friday: $1,500
    Monday – Friday: $1,875
  • Full Day (7:45 – 2:45):
    Monday/Wednesday/Friday: $2,800
    Monday – Friday: $3,750

4 Year Old Pre-Kindergarten Program – 3 Days

  • Half-Day (7:45 – 11:45)
  • Full-Day (7:45 – 2:45)

4 Year Old Pre-Kindergarten Program – 5 Days

  • Half-Day (7:45 – 11:45)
    Monday – Friday
  • Full-Day (7:45 – 2:45)
    Monday – Friday

Extended Learning

We understand that many of our families also need before and after school care. Extended Learning provides care before school from 7:30 – 7:45 at no cost. The elementary school provides after school from 2:50 – 5:00. A small fee is charged for after-school care.


Students staying all day may bring a sack lunch, or purchase a school lunch for an additional fee. *Free/Reduced lunch applications are available