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Preschool

SFDS PRESCHOOL

Contact Mrs. Jerri Ford at jford@stfrancisds.org.

Saint Francis de Sales Preschool provides a nurturing environment for children ages three through five, fostering play, socialization and learning together in a safe, secure, enriching, and spiritual environment. SFDS is a faith-based school encompassing the teachings of the Catholic Church, educating the heart as well as the mind. We welcome children three years old by September 1st and all applicants are required to be potty trained. Our curriculum is a combination of socialization skills, large and fine motor skills, and readiness for academic and lifelong learning.

Hours are 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. Although 5 days are recommended, we have 2- and 3-day program options available. For a nominal additional fee, morning care is available starting at 7:45am and after school care is available until 5pm.

We believe that parents in the classroom are important for the growth of our students and our community, so offer a Co-Op discount for families actively engaged. Parishioner rates are extended to active parishioners of St. Francis de Sales Church in Sherman Oaks and potential students are encouraged to participate in “Little Church” every Sunday. Details are available on the church site.

Every day, children are given opportunities to choose individualized activities, pursue their own interests, and build friendships through social interaction inside the classroom and outdoors at playtime. Children also play in group activities including circle time for prayer, stories and music, and arts and crafts. Students are encouraged to become self-motivated individuals and supportive classmates that know how to work well as a team. We understand that every child learns at their own pace, and all activities are customized to fit a range of children’s abilities and individual needs.

SFDS Preschool practices mixed age grouping, which allows for the older and younger children to learn from each other, flexibility for a custom education, and keeps the focus on discovery and fun. As your child continues at SFDS, a familiarity with the school and the future Kindergarten classmates helps make the transition to kindergarten easier.

The St. Francis de Sales Preschool has a limited number of openings each school year. If you are interested in registering your child, or would like more information, please feel free to contact Jerri Ford at 818-784-9573 or jford@stfrancisds.org.
For any Preschool After Care question please contact Ms. Meghan at mjones@stfrancisds.org.

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