Our preschool day begins with a prayer, the pledge and breakfast provided for all students. Circle time consists of learning about the calendar, days of the week, months of the year and the weather. We continue into religion where a bible story is read, with prayers and special intentions. In religion, the children begin to learn about prayers, the sign of the cross, bible stories, Advent/Christmas, Lent/Easter and religious seasons.

Dayton Catholic Preschool

Our curriculum is designed to prepare the students for kindergarten as well as stimulate the returning preschoolers. Each month we concentrate on mastering colors, numbers, shapes, word wall words and a new letter each week. The students learn the alphabet chant to develop their phonemic awareness with the sound that is associated with each letter.

The monthly themes are a favorite with the preschoolers, some of them include: friendship, all about me/family, senses, Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Seuss, nursery rhymes, Everybody Counts, community helpers, and camping, along with all the seasons and holidays.

The preschoolers will also have the opportunity to take part in art, gym, library and music each week. There is a Spanish lesson everyday in the  classroom with an additional lesson during library.

The classroom set up is designed as a work/play area where the children learn real world skills, social skills, and individual learning. These areas include dramatic play, blocks and building, expression, music, technology, manipulative, art, library, science, math and a sensory table. There is a place for all children to learn and grow within the classroom.

There are many special days throughout the school year where we encourage the parents to participate:  Trojan Trot, classroom parties, coming in to read a story or to have lunch with us. It takes a village to raise a child and we appreciate the opportunity to be part of your child’s growth and development.

Mrs. Amanda Conger
Full-Time Preschool Teacher

Ms. Daniella Paras

Full-Time Preschool Teacher


Mrs. Dawn Watkins
Full-Time Preschool Aide

Ms. Diana Wolfe
Full-Time Preschool Aide

Updated on January 16, 2019

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5086 Burkhardt Road
Riverside, OH 45431


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About St. Helen School

Since its opening in 1954, St. Helen School strives to promote the spiritual and intellectual development of every student.  First in the State of Ohio to be certified as a Virtue Based Restorative Discipline School, students are educated in the Catholic Faith, prepared for the sacraments, and attend weekly Mass. St. Helen, located in Riverside, Ohio, is a community that celebrates diversity and welcomes families from areas including BeavercreekDaytonFairbornHuber HeightsRiverside, and military families from Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

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