Faithful Beginnings at St. John’s


We believe that preschool is a bridge between home and school. Therefore, we value the relationships of our families and understand the importance of creating a safe, nurturing and welcoming environment for our children. Faithful Beginnings Website


Our preschool program, for three and four year-olds, reflects best practices, which promote creativity, exploration, socialization, literacy, mathematics and inquiry. Children will have the opportunity to develop relationships with teachers and peers, while exploring a wide variety of open-ended materials. The program emphasizes concrete experience (e.g., block construction, cooking, dramatic play) as vehicles for learning. Thus, play is at the heart of our curriculum and we value its contributions to early learning.

Kindergarten Readiness

Our K-Readiness Play Based class, for older four, and early five year-olds, promotes enthusiastic lifelong learning through a hands on and explorative learning approach that is stimulating, encouraging, supportive, educational, and fun. The class design creates a seamless transition to kindergarten. Our curriculum assessment tools align with the MN standards in all areas of development. Our teachers monitor children’s progress and development throughout the year.

Our Teachers

Our preschool professionals hold degrees in Early Childhood, Kindergarten, and Parent Education for a combined total of 56 years of teaching experience.

Our teachers foster and promote a child’s self esteem, social skills and character traits through large group, small group, and individualized instruction while creating an inclusive environment which promotes and values diversity.

Faith Formation

Faithful Beginnings Preschool and Kindergarten Readiness students grow in faith and love through teachers that model our Faith, through song and prayer, and creative lessons that promote Christian values.


Students gain skills and experience in:

  • Following directions
  • Rules and routines
  • Successful and positive peer interactions
  • Problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Gross and fine motor development
  • Academics: music, motion, cognition, math, science, language, pre-writing, pre-reading, art, Spanish language and culture, and sensorial play

Unique Program Features

Our program options are enriched through classes in Music, Physical Education, Spanish language and culture, Art, and STEM.

Lunch Bunch Options

Students enrolled in our Preschool or Kindergarten Readiness class are invited to stay for lunch to further promote school readiness and social skills through our Lunch Bunch Option. Students will eat, a parent provided lunch, with their classmates, and kindergarten, first, and second grade classes in our cafeteria. The Lunch Bunch option is not included in half day tuition and can be added at any time given prior notice.

Before School and After School Care

We offer a before and after school childcare for students in preschool through sixth grade. Before school care begins at 7:00 am on school days. After school care is offered from end of the school day until 5:45 pm. Students enjoy time to socialize and play. A snack is provided in our after school care program.

Program Options

Kindergarten Readiness (3 or 5 Full Days)

8:05 am – 2:50 pm

Kindergarten Readiness (3 Half Days)

8:05 am -11:30 am

Preschool (Mon, Wed, Fri Full Days)

8:05 am -2:50 pm

Preschool (Mon, Wed, Fri Half Days)

8:05 am -11:00 am

Preschool (Tues & Thurs Full Days)

8:05 am – 2:50 pm

Preschool (Tues & Thurs Half Days)

8:05 am – 11:00 am

Preschool (5 Full Days)

8:05 am – 2:50 pm

Tuition Assistance available through St. John’s. (Apply for tuition assistance through our online admissions process.)

Scholarships available through the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. (Apply here for Early Learning Scholarships)

Parent Aware Star-Rated Program




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