Early Childhood Education

About the Programs

Early childhood education is an integral part of Catholic education at Catholic Schools of Broome County. We recognize that each child is made in the image and likeness of God. In partnership with families, we focus on the spiritual, social and academic needs of the young child. Our early childhood classrooms are designed to provide a stimulating atmosphere of discovery, exploration and creativity. Through individual, small group and whole group activities, students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of learning experiences. We will provide your child with developmentally and age appropriate programs in a Christ-centered environment. While learning may look like child’s play here, the play is orchestrated by our skilled teachers with a serious goal: the steady development of the social, emotional and intellectual skills that young children need to succeed.

3 Year Old Program

The focus of our 3-year-old program is to promote socialization and emotional development through cooperative play and positive social interaction.

Our program:

  • Incorporates pre-reading/literacy activities to encourage a love of literature
  • Introduces letters, numbers, shapes and colors
  • Addresses gross motor development using music and movement
  • Encourages small motor skills through teacher-directed activities and free-choice play

Program Schedule & Tuition Rates

Program Days/Times** Annually
2 Day AM Tues & Thu / 9:00-11:30am $ 2,650
3 Day AM Mon, Wed & Fri / 9:00-11:30am $ 3,220
5 Day AM Mon - Fri / 9:00-11:30am $ 4,210

*Starting time is based on location

About the Pre-K Programs

Our Preschool Classes and transitional Kindergartens work hand-in-hand to enhance learning and to better prepare each child for a positive academic foundation ensuring individual successes.

We do this by providing an atmosphere of nurturing and acceptance in a safe and secure environment. We focus on a child-centered, developmentally appropriate classroom that works in conjunction with the teacher-directed group activities.

Building children’s self-esteem cannot be underestimated. We individualize our educational programs. They are designed to meet the specific needs of each child. We celebrate multiculturalism, diversity and our own uniqueness. We are flexible. Acting on teachable moments is the key to providing the building blocks for tomorrow.

If we are to truly value our children, we must value their families. Parents should be recognized as experts on their own children. We have an open-door policy and encourage parental input.

4 Year Old Preschool Program

The 4-year-old program is academically based with an emphasis on social, emotional and physical development. It is our goal and hope is to assist them in achieving their potential through guidance, understanding, individual attention, and love. Here are some of the highlights of our programs:

  • An opportunity to explore topics in math, science, pre-reading, writing, art, music and religion
  • Daily and weekly activities revolving around the “letter of the week”
  • Positive self-concept/fostering independence
  • Pre-reading/literacy activities encouraging students to appreciate and enjoy literature
  • Fine/gross motor activity
  • Socialization and emotional development/promotion of cooperative play skills and positive social interactions
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Following simple direction
  • Transitioning between activities
  • Becoming more aware of counting, numbers, shapes, colors and size relationships
  • Experience poetry, music and movement in a variety of ways
  • Exploring and understanding our environment and the world around us
  • Thematic units based on the featured letter of the week
  • Weekly Reader
  • Sign language
  • Program supplemented by bible stories and related activities
  • Field trips, classroom visitors
  • We are actively involved with the school as a whole. We participate in prayer services, assemblies, fund raisers, etc.
  • Journaling
  • Encourage children to think, ponder and ask questions by peaking their curiosity
  • Interactive lessons using the Smart Board Interactive White Board
  • Children who attend all day also take part in lunch, rest and outdoor playtime
  • Interaction with technology (i.e. Chromebooks, Ipads, etc.)

Program Schedule & Tuition Rates

Program Days/Times* Annaully
5 Day AM Mon - Fri / 9:00-11:30am $ 4,210
5 Day, Full Day Mon - Fri / 9:00-2:40pm $ 6,050

*Starting time is based on location

Transitional-K Preschool Program

The Transitional Kindergarten class is for children who are 5 by December 1 but are not yet ready for kindergarten.They receive all the program benefits of Pre-K listed above.

Program Schedule & Tuition Rates

Program Days/Times* Annually
5 Day AM Mon - Fri / 9:00-11:30am $ 4,275
5 Day, Full Day Mon - Fri / 9:00-2:40pm $ 6,300

*Starting time is based on location

Ready to start their education journey?

For more information or to schedule a tour, contact the Office of Admissions at 607-231-4149, or call the school of your choice.

Admission to Catholic Schools of Broome County is the first step on a journey toward personal success.