St. Joe’s Child Development Center (CDC) is a Kentucky ALL STARS recognized center with a 3 STAR rating. Teachers create weekly lesson plans based on Early Childhood Standards and the children’s individual interests and needs. These lesson plans guide the learning in the classroom, providing a framework around which the teachers can organize the learning environment and activities. St. Joe’s CDC Director has 13 years of experience teaching Kindergarten in Kentucky’s public schools and is committed to Kindergarten readiness. This is evident in St. Joe’s focus on pre-literacy and pre-math skills in the pre-K classroom as well as extra evening parent workshops offered throughout the year on Kindergarten-readiness topics.
In addition to daily classroom learning, St. Joe’s CDC also provides enrichment classes. The in-house enrichment program provides additional learning opportunities for all children, from toddler to preschool ages. The toddler teachers get weekly visits from the Enrichment Teacher that focus on providing materials, modeling and consultation. The 2-5 year old classrooms receive enrichment class 4 times a week. The 30-45 minute classes focus on art, music, movement and science, including an on-site gardening space that gives the children a miniature farm-to-table experience!