Early Childhood


St. Joseph the Carpenter School has a preschool program that believes in the importance of providing an initial foundation for life-long learning.  Our program provides an environment where children mature through various aspects: spiritually, socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically.  This helps each child develop as a whole. Understanding each child’s individual needs, our curriculum is based upon their unique way of thinking and learning.  We recognize and respect the diversity of the children and encourage them to appreciate the similarities and differences in each other and in the world around them.

What makes our program successful is the partnership and close communication with parents/guardians.  There is an open ended communication between staff and parents.  Parents are informed of daily activities and upcoming events by means of weekly newsletters and informal reminds.  The line of communication is always available through telephone calls, emails, text messages, and notes.  We have an open door policy that invites parents to visit at any time.  This support system provides for a successful partnership between parents and teachers which ultimately enhances the progress of each child.


Register Today for the 2020-2021 School Year

Half Day or Full Day

Limited Seats Available

Children ages 2 through 5 learn to live Christian values, develop socially and emotionally, and learn through play while acquiring academic readiness skills.

  • Full Five Day Program

  • Extended Day Option Available from 7 am to 6 pm

  • Small Class Sizes (with appropriate social distancing)

  • Snacks Provided

  • Potty Training Available

  • Adhering to all CDC and NJDOE Guidelines for Child Care

 PreK 4 and 4 Plus Curriculum Map (pdf)
 PreK 2 and 3 Curriculum Map (pdf)