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Saint Joseph the Protector Early Childhood Center


Pre-Kindergarten  Pre-Kindergarten 4       Pre-Kindergarten 3     Two Year Old Program


Saint Joseph the Protector’s Jenkintown campus located at 606 West Avenue is the home of our brand new Pre-Kindergarten Program for two, three and four year old children.  This Catholic pre-school program serves not only siblings of children currently enrolled in the Kindergarten through eighth grade program at Saint Joseph the Protector School’s Glenside campus, but welcomes children of all faiths and families who live and work in the surrounding area. 



Our Mission

Saint Joseph the Protector School embraces our primary mission as disciples of Jesus Christ: to form each child in the Catholic faith.  Our three and four year old Pre-Kindergarten Program provides an environment and a curriculum that fosters each child’s growth spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.  Our early childhood program responds to individual abilities and needs while exploring each child’s new interests and understanding.  Because the family is an integral part of our school community, interdependence between parents, guardians, teachers, and administrator is an essential element of our approach.


Our Approach

  • Warm welcomes everyday
  • Encouragement and praise
  • Attentive, patient teachers who recognize the uniqueness of each child
  • Hands-on learning opportunities
  • Developmentally appropriate lessons
  • Teacher-directed, Self-directed, Independent activities
  • Active and quiet group work
  • Large and small group instruction


Our Curriculum

  • Religious instruction – meeting Jesus as a friend, prayer experiences, bible stories
  • Mathematical Awareness and Math Readiness
  • Reading Readiness and Pre-writing Skills
  • Hands-On Experiences in Science
  • Gross Motor Skill Development
  • Fine Motor Skill Development
  • Music and Art
  • Technology
  • Social Skills Development
  • Play

Our Age Requirements


  • Two's age 2 by September 1, 2015 
  • Pre-K age 3 by September 1, 2015 and potty trained
  •  Pre-K age 4 by September 1, 2015


Our Program Options

  •  Two full days     Tuesday - Thursday    8:45 AM - 2:30 PM   (Two's only)
  • Two half days     Tuesday - Thursday    8:45 AM - 11:45 AM  (Two's only)
  • Three full days   Monday – Wednesday – Friday  8:45 AM –   2:30 PM
  • Five full days     Monday – Friday  8:45 AM –   2:30 PM   
  • Five half days   Monday – Friday  8:45 AM – 11:45 AM
  • Three half days Monday – Wednesday – Friday  8:45 AM – 11:45 AM

*Please contact us if you would like to discuss other Program Options that you may need


Meet the Early Childhood Team


Director Mrs. Liz Gullotti


Teacher - four-year olds 

Mrs. Maureen Reily


Teacher - three-year olds

Mrs. Annie Dwyer


Teacher - two-year olds

Mrs. Kristen Rice

Mrs. Vicky White




Classroom Aides

Mrs. Rose Violi

Mrs. Maureen Pody

Mrs. Christine Cleary

Ms. Charlene Gallagher

Mrs. Noreen Eidenshink



School Secretary

Mrs. Marijo Welte


After Cares Teacher

Miss Kristen Rice


After Cares Teacher

Miss Lydia Rose








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