Child Development Center

Quality Preschool. Trustworthy Childcare.


At St. Joseph Child Development Center, we believe children develop into strong, independent, self-confident individuals when given the proper opportunities to stimulate their growth socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. Children learn best by doing and by becoming active thinkers and experimenting through play. Through play, children have the chance to gain meaning from their environment. Our program offers quality preschool and trustworthy childcare. It is designed to help each child develop a strong sense of self worth. We provide your child a warm environment, filled with love, good physical care and an atmosphere for learning.

What we offer our CDC children:

  • Weekly enrichment classes (music, movement, science and art)
  • Care for children six weeks to pre-K
  • Low staff to child ratios
  • Long teacher tenure
  • Six on-campus playgrounds
  • STARS accreditation
  • Early Childhood Education Standards-based curriculum in all classrooms
  • Full-time, year round care (Part-time care is available for pre-school classrooms ONLY when space allows)
  • An on-site chef**

St. Joe’s is proud to offer an elevated menu for kids including fresh ingredients, fruits, vegetables, and a healthy, balanced variety not found in most classrooms. Chef Finbar Kinsella is committed to providing creative, healthy meals for the children that uses little to no processed foods.

**The Chef accommodates special dietary needs or requests.

Child Development Center

“When I think of our experience at St. Joes, two words come to mind: love and happiness. I drop my son off knowing that he is in the best place he could possibly be. It’s not home, but it feels that way to him. Chef Finbar is an added bonus; the food at St. Joes is so much better than anything I could ever cook myself!”

—From a CDC parent

Tuition & Fees

Infants & Toddlers$255
Late Fee for any child left at the center after 6:00 pm$1 per minute
Pre-School$47 per day
Late Fee for any child left at the center after 6:00 pm$1 per minute

Registration, consent forms, and immunization forms are required at the time of enrollment. A one-time $100 registration fee is due at the time of enrollment. You may be asked to pay half of the registration fee if placed on our infant/toddler wait list. The wait list registration fee is non-refundable.

For the 2016-2017 school year, the annual supply fee is $100 (pro-rated quarterly upon entry).

Beginning August 2017, the annual supply fee will be $150, due each September. (Families starting mid-school-year will have their first year’s fee prorated quarterly upon entry.)

The CDC also participates in the 3C’s program (also known as CCAP) providing subsidies for families needing help with tuition. Please call (502) 595-4323 for guidelines and application.


St. Joseph Child Development Center is a STARS for KIDS NOW recognized center with a 2 STAR rating. This is a voluntary quality rating system that holds centers to higher standards than just state regulations. By participating in STARS for KIDS NOW St. Joe’s demonstrates a commitment toward providing quality care and education.

St. Joseph Child Development Center provides an environment that cultivates learning in your young children. 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. Our director has 13 years of experience teaching Kindergarten in Kentucky’s public schools and is committed to Kindergarten readiness. This is evident in our focus on pre-literacy and pre-math skills in our preschool program and extra evening parent workshops provided throughout the year on Kindergarten-readiness topics.

In addition to our daily classroom learning, St. Joseph also provides enrichment classes to our children. Our in-house enrichment program provides additional learning opportunities for all children infant to preschool. Our infant and toddler teachers get weekly visits from our Enrichment Teacher that focus on providing materials, modeling and consultation for the teachers to enhance their daily learning. Our 2-5 year old classrooms receive enrichment class 4 times a week. The 30-45 minute classes focus on art, music, movement and science.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Feb. 27 – PAC meeting, 5:30 PM

Tuesday, Mar. 27 – PAC meeting, 5:30 PM

Saturday, Mar. 31 – Easter Egg Hunt, 11:00 AM followed by the Easter Parade on Frankfort Avenue

Friday, May 18 – CDC PAC Trivia Night at Saints!

Monday, May 28 – Center CLOSED for Memorial Day

Wednesday, July 4 – Center CLOSED for Independence Day

Friday, Aug. 10 – Center CLOSED for Picnic preparations

Saturday, Aug. 11 – St. Joe’s Picnic: For the Kids!!!!

Monday, Aug. 13 – Center CLOSED for Picnic cleanup logo

Remind App

St. Joe’s CDC uses the Remind app to communicate with parents from time to time. This is used mainly in emergency situations such as inclement weather. Please follow the link to create an account for your family.

  • Go to
  • Join the group All CDC Families
  • Registration Code: @allcdc


St. Joseph Children’s Home
2823 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 893-0241
(877) 893-0241