St. Joseph Catholic School offers Preschool for three and four-year olds. The curriculum is designed to be fun and engaging while preparing children for success in Kindergarten in a safe, nurturing, and faith-building environment. We follow the Diocese of Jefferson City early childhood curriculum guidelines. In addition, we aim to meet the Missouri Early Learning Standards benchmarks in all subject areas.
St. Joseph Catholic's Curriculum supports the fact that children learn through play. Our Preschool Program also offers supplementation in faith, literacy, language arts, motor development, social skills, music, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities.
Providing opportunities for exploring and discovering through hands-on activities is an important part of the learning process. Both teacher-directed and child-initiated activities are used to cover all area of development. At St. Joseph Catholic Preschool, your child will benefit from our certified teacher who has over 25 years of teaching experience, as well as a personalized learning environment due to our small class sizes and Teacher Aide in the classroom.
Meet Our Teacher
Mrs. Bertsch is a graduate of UCM and has been a faith-filled member of St. Mary of the Angels Parish. She has a Bachelor's degree with a double major in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education from the University of Central Missouri. Mrs. Bertsch went on to receive her Masters in Curriculum from Lindenwood University.
Mrs. Bertsch has more than 25 years of teaching experience. She believes that every child is a precious gift from God, and that each is naturally curious. Mrs. Bertsch wants each of her students to grow in the Catholic faith, and strives to create a positive, caring, and respectful learning environment for her students. Mrs. Bertsch makes it her life's mission to make sure her students LOVE coming to school each and every single day--and makes sure that each student can feel the presence of the Lord all around them!
Mrs. Bertsch creates a warm environment, and parents know when they drop their child off at the door, their child is just as loved while at school as they are at home. She has a wonderful husband and three beautiful children: all of whom are St. Joseph's alumni!