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Parent Info

Our Philosophy

Our program has been developed to promote the spiritual, social/emotional, cognitive, and physical development of each child.  We believe that each child is a unique individual and we gear our activities to interest and challenge the child at his or her ability level.

Our Program

Pacelli Catholic Early Childhood Center St. Joseph is licensed to operate by the Department of Child and Family Services.  Our compliance with all licensing requirements is monitored regularly.  The program is open to children ages 6 weeks through 6 years of age.  We are open Monday through Friday from 6:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Our program is part of the Pacelli Catholic Schools, operated by the Diocese of LaCrosse.  Our website is www.pacellicatholicschools.com

Our Environment

Our environment contains the following elements to meet the needs of the children and promote successful experiences for them:

  • Child-sized equipment – to promote the children’s comfort and ease of movement within the classroom.
  • Language arts materials- to promote listening, speaking and prewriting skills.
  • Sensory materials- to facilitate the growth of tactile, visual and auditory skills.
  • Materials for creative expression (art, music and drama) – to promote creative self-expression and appreciation of the creativity in others.
  • Pre-math and pre-science materials- to facilitate knowledge of numbers, sequence, measurement and experimentation.
  • Large-motor and small-motor materials- to promote the growth and development of hand-eye coordination and large muscle coordination.
  • Visual symbols of our Christian faith- to set a foundation based on Christian values.