Little Sailors Preschool
St. Francis Xavier’s “Little Sailors” Catholic Preschool is dedicated to preparing young children, ages 3, 4, and 5, to successfully enter Kindergarten. Our children are cared for in a faith-filled environment that promotes spirituality, in addition to meeting the learning standards of the Ohio Department of Education and the Diocese of Cleveland. We go beyond academics, encouraging social and emotional development, and creativity. When more than one sense is used in teaching, the learning experience is greatly improved. Therefore, we focus on hands-on learning experiences and discovery with age appropriate educational materials. Set sail with us as we prepare your child to be a “Navigator for Christ.”
Located in St. Francis Xavier School
Director/Head Teacher: Mrs. Monica Gorman
Part-Time Teacher: Mrs. Shelly Cloud
Full-Time Teacher’s Aide: Mrs. Karen Lapeus
Car-side drop off and pick up
Full-time licensed school nurse on site
Gymnasium available during inclement weather
3 years old by August 1, 2019 > Learn More About The Threes Program
Tuesday & Thursday
9:00 AM to 11:15 AM
4 years old by August 1, 2019 > Learn More About The Fours Program
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
5 years old by December 31, 2019 > Learn More About The Fives Program
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
2019 – 2020 Registration Fees and Tuition:
3 Years Old: $1,555.00 per year
4 Years Old: $1,875.00 per year
5 Years Old: $2,125.00 per year
Preschool Students (Non-Refundable) Registration Fee:
$150.00 – Due at time of registration
Prospective New Saint Francis Xavier preschool families:
Parents need to complete an on-line application for each child in the family enrolling into our school . After you have submitted the application . Click here to pay your registration fee. Each child needs to be enrolled separately.
In recognition of a commitment to quality and an ongoing dedication to the learning and development of children, St. Francis Xavier “Little Sailors” Preschool has received a Five-Star Step Up To Quality Award from the state of Ohio.
Step Up To Quality is Ohio’s rating system for learning and development programs. Participating programs can earn a one to five star rating.
In addition to meeting all standards of a four-star rating, programs with five stars may also:
- Have lower staff/child ratios.
- Use child assessment results to plan activities that best support learning and development goals for each child.
- Share assessment results and create goals for children.
- Develop plans to support children as they transition to a new classroom or educational setting.
- Work with other organizations or businesses within the community to support children and their families.
- Have an active and organized parent volunteer group.
- Use input from families and community partners’ to inform the program’s continuous improvement process.
- Have accreditation by an approved organization.
“Little Sailors Preschool is proud to be a five-star program,” said Monica Gorman, director of Little Sailors. “We know that children have approximately 1,892 days from birth until school starts, and every day matters. It is important to us that children develop their self-confidence, social and emotional skills, and a love of learning.” Gorman also recognizes her staff, Mrs. Shelly Cloud, co-teacher, and Mrs. Karen Lapeus, full-time teachers aide, for being instrumental in achieving this rating.
Research confirms that the first five years of a child’s life has a direct impact on how children develop emotional well-being, in addition to, learning and social skills. For these reasons, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Ohio Department of Education are committed to improving early childhood opportunities for all children in the state.