St. Joseph the Protector School

Empowered by Faith ~ Achieving now and tomorrow


StJP Early Childhood Center

Little Joe's

About Us

Saint Joseph the Protector’s Jenkintown campus located at 606 West Avenue is the home of our Pre-Kindergarten Program for three and four year old children.  This Catholic pre-school program serves not only siblings of children currently enrolled in the Kindergarten through eighth grade program at Saint Joseph the Protector School’s Glenside campus, but welcomes children of all faiths and families who live and work in the surrounding area. Come and see what we have to offer!

Our Mission

Saint Joseph the Protector School embraces our primary mission as disciples of Jesus Christ: to form each child in the Catholic faith.  Our three and four year old Pre-Kindergarten Program provides an environment and a curriculum that fosters each child’s growth spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.  Our early childhood program responds to individual abilities and needs while exploring each child’s new interests and understanding.  Because the family is an integral part of our school community, interdependence between parents, guardians, teachers, and administrator is an essential element of our approach

Our Approach

  • Warm welcomes everyday
  • Encouragement and praise
  • Attentive, patient teachers who recognize the uniqueness of each child
  • Hands-on learning opportunities
  • Developmentally appropriate lessons
  • Teacher-directed, Self-directed, Independent activities
  • Active and quiet group work
  • Large and small group instruction

Our Curriculum

  • Religious instruction – meeting Jesus as a friend, prayer experiences, bible stories
  • Mathematical Awareness and Math Readiness
  • Reading Readiness and Pre-writing Skills
  • Hands-On Experiences in Science
  • Gross Motor Skill Development
  • Fine Motor Skill Development
  • Music and Art
  • Technology
  • Social Skills Development
  • Play

Program Options and Requirements

Age Requirements

  • Two's age 2 by September 1, 2017
  • Pre-K age 3 by September 1, 2017 and potty trained
  •  Pre-K age 4 by September 1, 2017

Our Program Options

  • Two full days - Tuesday - Thursday    8:45 AM - 2:30 PM   (Two's only)
  • Two half days - Tuesday - Thursday    8:45 AM - 11:45 AM  (Two's only)
  • Three full days - Monday – Wednesday – Friday  8:45 AM –   2:30 PM
  • Five full days - Monday – Friday  8:45 AM –   2:30 PM   
  • Five half days - Monday – Friday  8:45 AM – 11:45 AM
  • Three half days - Monday – Wednesday – Friday  8:45 AM – 11:45 AM

*Please contact us it you would like to discuss other program options that you may need.


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