Early Childhood  Education Program

Saint Joseph School offers Pre-Kindergarten programming for ages two, three, and four.
Call (304) 267-6447 for more information.

Learning Objectives

Frequently Asked Questions

Children must be 6 weeks to 12 months to enroll in our infant class.
Children must be 13 months to 23 months to enroll in our toddler class.
Children must be 2 years old to enroll in Little Crusaders.
Children must be 3 years old by July 1 to enroll in Pre-K Jr.
Children must be 4 years old by July 1 to enroll in Pre-Kindergarten.
All children enrolled in Pre K- Jr. and Pre-Kindergarten must be fully potty trained.

For Infants/Toddlers, our student-teacher ratio is 4:1.
For Little Crusaders, our student-teacher ratio is 6:1.
For Prek-Jr., our student-teacher ratio is 8:1.
For Pre-Kindergarten, our student-teacher ratio is 9:1.

Lunch is included in preschool tuition for Toddlers through Pre-Kindergarten classes. All of our
preschoolers eat family-style with teachers and classmates.
We offer a healthy morning snack every day for Toddlers through Pre-Kindergarten classes.
We ask that you provide an afternoon snack.

We offer a part-time option for Little Crusaders and Pre-K Jr. classrooms.
You may choose five half-days with pickup at noon or three full days.
Our pre-kindergarten program is full-time only to prepare children for kindergarten.

Little Crusaders and PreK-Jr. are offered gym and music.
Pre-Kindergarten are offered gym, music, art, and STEM.

We follow Berkeley County Schools closings for inclement weather unless they delay for frigid
temperatures.
You will be notified by text and email if we are closed or have a two-hour delay.
In the event of a two-hour delay, our before-school care will open at 9 a.m. and our school day
will start at 9:55 a.m.

Up-to-date immunizations
Records from most recent well-child visit
Two copies of emergency forms with original signatures

Infant Supply List

Toddlers & Little Crusaders Supply List

Pre-K Jr Supply List

Pre-Kindergarten Supply List

We offer care before school, starting at 7 a.m.
Drop-off is from 7:55 to 8:10 a.m.
All students must be signed in and out by an adult.

2023-2024 Pre-Kindergarten Handbook

Faculty & Staff

Katherine MacKinnon

Katherine MacKinnon

Pre-K Director
Jennifer Sowers

Jennifer Sowers

Infant Teacher
Sophia O’Malley-Heredia

Sophia O’Malley-Heredia

Infant Aide
Isabella Warburton

Isabella Warburton

Infant Aide
Trentity Wolfkill

Trentity Wolfkill

Infant Aide
Janelle O’Meara

Janelle O’Meara

Toddler Teacher
Vanessa Mercado

Vanessa Mercado

Little Crusaders Teacher
Dennis Dodson

Dennis Dodson

Little Crusaders Aide
Deborah Mancilla

Deborah Mancilla

Little Crusaders Teacher
Jayden Fondren

Jayden Fondren

Little Crusaders Aide
Dana Curtis

Dana Curtis

Floating Aide
Liz Buscema

Liz Buscema

PK Jr. Teacher
Melissa Guenther

Melissa Guenther

PK Jr. Teacher
Inna McCarron

Inna McCarron

PK Jr. Aide
Jeannette Sharp

Jeannette Sharp

PK Jr. Teacher
Russel Beach

Russel Beach

PK Jr. Aide
Stephanie Dardaris

Stephanie Dardaris

PK4 Teacher
Sarah Kaltenbaugh

Sarah Kaltenbaugh

PK4 Aide
Becky Mulvihill

Becky Mulvihill

PK4 Teacher
Debbie McAboy

Debbie McAboy

PK4 Aide
Marilis Rivera Collazo

Marilis Rivera Collazo

PK Specialist / K-2 Spanish Teacher