Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten

Holy Family School & Preschool offers excellent programs that empower your child to thrive spiritually, emotionally, and academically. With preschool, pre-kindergarten, and aftercare, our variety of programs provide developmentally appropriate learning on a schedule that works for you.

If you are interested in our early learning programs, contact our principal, Amy Huber at ahuber@holyfamilyeagles.com or (812) 944-6090.

Preschool boy using finger to write in a pile of shaving cream on his desk. More students doing the same in the background.

Programs

Preschool

Age: 3 years old

Develop basic skills for problem solving and decision making while participating in structured learning centers and free play activities, including:

  • Language expression and listening skills are enhanced through circle time, literature and music
  • Science, art, and dramatic play centers allow children to explore, create, and discover
  • Fine motor skills and large motor skills are developed through art, manipulatives and Minds in Motion activities

Pre-Kindergarten

Age: 4 & 5 years old

This program is designed for older 4-year-olds and younger 5-year-olds and provides extended opportunities for problem solving, decision making, memory, comprehension, and creativity.

  • Phonemic Awareness and Phonics are presented as a foundation for emergent readers
  • Language expression and listening skills are emphasized
  • Numeric skills of counting, sorting, and classifying
  • Fine motor skills and large motor skills are developed through art, manipulatives, and Minds in Motion activities

Aftercare:

Holy Family offers flexible aftercare coverage in addition to the morning academic programs. Aftercare is available daily from 3-6pm, 5 days a week. This is an excellent option for working parents who wish to provide a consistent space and routine for their child. Aftercare is $2.00 for every 30 minutes. All parents must have an account in my.smartcare.com. Please contact Mrs. Huber, ahuber@holyfamilyeagles.com if you need to establish an account.

Meet the Teachers

Ms. Karla Coots

Director & Teacher

Ms. Karla has been in education since 1982 and she started the preschool program here at Holy Family in 2006. She has three children that attended a Catholic school from preschool through college! She believes in the importance of Catholic education and the impact it has on the growth and development of children. Ms. Karla is always excited to come to work here at Holy Family! 

Mrs. Julie Hallal

Teacher

Mrs. Julie has spent much of her life at Holy Family. She is a life-long parish member and began teaching here in 2001. She is a graduate of Holy Family School, along with her husband Jared and their two daughters, Elizabeth and Rebekah. Mrs. Hallal is very excited to be working with our youngest Eagles in Preschool, as well as teaching elementary PE and working across the grade levels as an interventionist.

Mrs. Casey Lilly

Teacher

Mrs. Casey graduated from Indiana University Southeast in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She taught first grade for 4 years at Silver Creek Primary and Pre K for 5 years at Sacred Heart Catholic. She and her husband, Matt Lilly, have 3 daughters, Evelyn, Olive, and June. Their family is excited to be a part of Holy Family, where their daughters will be the third generation of Eagles. 

Mrs. Christina Velasco

Teacher

Mrs. Christina has been a part of Holy Family since 2019 and a part of the school system for thirteen years. She is passionate about education, especially nourishing your little one’s mind. Her two children love attending Holy Family. Mrs. Christina is excited to be part of Holy Family and to work with all our little Eagles!

If you are interested in our early learning programs, contact our principal, Amy Huber at ahuber@holyfamilyeagles.com or (812) 944-6090.