About Faithful Beginnings - Catholic Schools Center Of Excellence

About Us

Developed by the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE) and with the support of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Faithful Beginnings is a new initiative that embodies the faith, values and excellence that characterize Catholic early childhood programs across the archdiocese. Faithful Beginnings preschools maintain their individual school’s identity, but adhere to various standards of excellence and join a network of Catholic preschools with similar goals. They also receive special Faithful Beginnings support and resources that the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence provides.


Faithful Beginnings preschools offer high-quality, top-rated daycare, preschool and pre-K programs for children up to 5 years of age. Our dedicated teachers provide loving care and engaging early-childhood education for your little ones. Teachers receive ongoing training to remain up-to-speed on the most effective and innovative teaching methods and child development techniques. We also maintain low student-teacher ratios, so your child always receives the attention and care he or she deserves.

Faithful Beginnings preschools communicate effectively and frequently with parents through weekly emails and other social and mobile methods including PreciouStatus, a mobile parent-teacher communication app. When challenges arise, teachers work together with parents to find the most effective solution for each child. Parents are encouraged to meet each other and become actively involved in their child’s education through regular classroom visits and school-sponsored social events.

Catholic values, academic excellence and development of the whole person characterize our Faithful Beginnings programs. Faith and virtue formation are sown into all aspects of the curriculum, and children learn respect, love, forgiveness, service and compassion. Faithful Beginnings students also become an integral part of the entire elementary school community from day one. In this way, children are welcomed into a community of faith, where they know they are loved and feel they belong.

 

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