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Preschool

Philosophy

Seton Preschool is committed to educating the whole child in an age-appropriate manner.  We believe that the child must have freedom to develop his or her physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual dimensions to the fullest.  We have created a stimulating educational environment  which will ensure that your child will build solid foundations for a lifetime.  The environment will enable your child to like himself/herself; respect themselves as well as others; control their physical, emotional, and intellectual self; and most importantly, develop an eternal love for learning.

Programs

On-site programs:  Half-Day Program:(3, 4,5 year olds):  Morning Session is 8:20 to 10:50 AM; Afternoon Session is 12:20

                                                To 2:50 PM daily, Monday through Friday

                                      All-Day PreK Program:  (4 & 5 yr olds only) 8:20 to 2:50 PM, Monday through Friday

Off-site program:  All day Program: (3, 4, 5 year olds) Located on the third floor of First United Methodist Church (just across the street and diagonal from the school)


Seton Catholic Preschool is a partner with the Ottumwa Public Schools in the Iowa Voluntary Preschool Grant.  As such, four-year-olds who attend the half-day program attend tuition free.  Four-year-olds who attend the all-day program pay half tuition.  All teachers for the Seton Preschool are state certified and attend professional development on a regular basis to stay current in the latest trends/techniques in preschool education.  Paraprofessionals are a part of each classroom in accordance with guidelines set by the state.  We utilize the Creative Curriculum Gold which has been approved for use as a part of the grant. 

Preschool Round-Up is held each spring.  Parents interested in enrolling their child in preschool at Seton should call the school and have their name put on a contact list.  This will assure them of receiving the communication about Round-up and enable them to attend to register their child(ren).  Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis.  However, families whose child(ren) already attend Seton Catholic School and/or Seton Preschool, are given first chance at open slots.  Class size is limited to 20 students. 

Preschool Tuition (2017-2018)

All Day 3 and 4 Year Old Program$325 per month (9 months)
1/2 Day 3 and 4 Year Old Program$200 per month (9 months)
All Day 4 and 5 Year Old Program$270 per month (9 months)
4 year-olds qualify for the state preschool grant - 1/2 day program is free except for registration fee of $70 and full-day program is $120 per month in addition to the one-time registration fee. 
Registration Fee is $70 per student