Preschool 3's/Pre-K 4's
Led by Preschool Director Kathy Ralston, the St. Raphael Archangel Catholic School has a Pre-K program and a 3 year old program for children that have turned 4 by August 1 for Pre-K and children that have turned 3 by August 1. Our preschool classrooms are located on the lower level of St. Raphael School and is outfitted with a myriad of toys and tools for creative, play-based learning.
We recognize all children learn and develop in different ways. Our Preschool/Pre-K program is designed to nurture each child’s unique nature and prepare them for success as they begin their educational journeys. Research has shown that play-based learning is essential to a child’s development as a whole person. A play-oriented classroom is one that is able to incorporate discovery, problem-solving, problem-finding, cooperation, persistence, oral language, and creativity successfully into its curriculum. At St. Raphael, our goal is to ignite the curiosity within your child in a faith-filled environment, while giving them the skills they need to transition on to Kindergarten. Our methods are based in science, but your child will only see fun.
About the director - Kathy Ralston
My name is Kathy Ralston. I am a wife and a mother to a daughter 14 and son 12. I am so excited about being apart of the St. Raphael family. I have been in early childhood education for over 20 years. I have a BA in Elementary Education from Spalding University. I am currently working on finishing my Master’s in Leadership in Early Childhood Education at UofL. I am honored to be able to teach and care for the young children of St. Raphael’s Parish. I have previously been the director at Adath Jeshurun Preschool and filled in for teachers on occasion for the past 3 1/2 years. I am looking forward to making St. Raphael’s preschool thrive and be a part of the incredible changes that Mrs. Tabor, faculty, staff, and families have been doing for the school. My hope is even if you do not have children preschool age that you will come and see the wonderful classrooms and activities that will be happening in the years to come. GO GIANTS!!