St. Joe’s Child Development Center (CDC) is a Kentucky ALL STARS recognized center with a 3 STAR rating. The CDC provides an environment that cultivates learning in 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 pre-K classroom as well as extra evening parent workshops provided throughout the year on Kindergarten-readiness topics.
In addition to our daily classroom learning, St. Joe’s CDC also provides enrichment classes to our children. Our in-house enrichment program provides additional learning opportunities for all children toddler to preschool. Our 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, including an on-site gardening space that gives the children a miniature farm-to-table experience!