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School begins soon, wow this summer sure has gone by quickly! South East Polk School district has a web page that allows you to do many things such as, lunch menus/prices, school supplies, and curriculum overview. Here's the links to keep you abreast of your child's school.
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CALENDAR 2024-2025

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School is just around the corner! Wow this "summer" sure has gone by quickly! The Public Des Moines School District has a web page that allows you to do many things, one being the regular school calendar. Here's the links to keep you abreast of your child's school. 
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School begins soon, this summer sure has gone by quickly!  ST. Joseph's has a web page that allows you to do many things such as, lunch menus, school supplies, and curriculum overview. Here's the links to keep you abreast of your child's school.
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We have scheduled our annual “Halloween Party” Wednesday October 30, 2024.


If you would like your child to dress up for our party, please have your child dressed in their costume when they arrive at school. Also, please bring a change of clothing for the staff to change your child into around 10:30 am. Please remember that the Center DOES NOT promote violence so please keep your child’s costumes neutral.


Your child may bring candy if they wish to share with others

2024 Halloween Party 

2024 Christmas Preschool Program


Our Preschoolers will be giving their Christmas Program Thursday December 19, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.  The children are very excited to perform and show you their hard work they've done to prepare for their family & friends. Please remember to check with the Lead Teachers for what type of clothing we would like the children to wear.



2025 Valentine's Party


Mark your calendars for Friday February 14, 2025 for this year's Valentine's Party!

We ask that you have your child "sign" the back of their cards they plan to exchange. this really works out well and decreases the amount of confusion for the children and the teachers.

Many parents ask us if they can bring treats during the party and the answer to this is "yes!" as long as it is "Prepackaged."

As we get closer to Valentine's Day, ask your teacher in your child's room for the number of playmates they have in their room.

If you have any further questions you may either ask the lead teacher in your child's room or you may come to the office and Vickie and/or Cindy will be glad to assist you!


Summer 2024

Summer is rapidly approaching and will be here before you know it! The Nannies are planning a fun and exciting summer in the sun! We would like to ask our parents to help us out with these summer plans. We have many field trips scheduled along with different arts and crafts planned. It would be very helpful if you read all correspondence that we have either handed out or posted at the main entrance. We do not want any child to miss out on the fun. However, due to staffing needs and the need to make certain reservations in advance, it is imperative that you read all instructions, follow those guidelines and sign your child up as soon as possible.  For children ages four years of age and older, we will be using the Center’s vans. Each van has been equipped with the appropriate safety standards. If you have concerns about this and you would rather your child NOT attend the out of Center field trips, this is also your option. Parents of children under the age of four will NOT attend out of Center field trips.

Covid 19

Parent & Family Information

Beginning Monday May 24, 2021, the Center will open its doors to the parents and family members who have children within the center. We ask that you follow the guidelines we have mentioned here below. (Click on the links below for full details)

It’s been a very long and arduous process to keep the children as safe as we possibly could. We have really appreciated all the support parents and families have shown us. As we move forward, we will keep everyone informed of changes and updates as we proceed to hopefully Pre-Covid -19 conditions.

Dear Daycare,

inside your walls, you welcome children from as young as 6 weeks old to as old as 12 years old, in some places. Your employees smile at the parents every morning as they walk in looking rushed, glaring at any teacher they see with pleading eyes to make their drop-off go smoothly. 

"For younger children — ages 6 to 11 — being read aloud to regularly and having restricted online time were correlated with frequent reading.... Reading aloud through elementary school seemed to be connected to a love of reading generally.... Children in the survey frequently cited reading aloud as a special bonding time with their parents...
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