C.A.R.E.S Preschool

Director: Mary Poehlman


[email protected]


C.A.R.E.S. Day Care Closing June 30, 2021

Letter from Pastor Rev. Michael Petersen


C.A.R.E.S. provides Catholic daycare and pre-school classes on the St. Rita Parish campus. C.A.R.E.S stands for Communications, Activities, Readiness, Enrichment, and Support. Daycare is offered year-round, Monday through Friday, from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM for all children from the ages of 6 weeks through 13 years old.  Unique to C.A.R.E.S is our flexible drop-off and pick-up times that can easily accommodate a parent's varying daily schedule

Pre-school classes begin at age 3.  Two-day or three-day per week programs are offered for three year old children.  Four-day or five-day per week programs are offered for four year old children.  All preschool classes begin in September and end in May. Morning classes meet from 9:00 am to 11:30 am, and afternoon classes meet from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm.

3 Years Old – Goals

  • Develop personal health and safety habits
  • Establish an introduction to music and art
  • Foster growth in their love for Jesus
  • Develop large motor skills
  • Establish socialization skills
  • Early language development experience

4 Years Old – Goals

  • Develop self-confidence
  • Introduce beginning shapes, colors, letters, and numbers
  • Develop fine motor skills
  • Establish rules and routines needed for a successful school experience
  • Celebrate their place in God’s family, the Catholic community


Our dedicated staff ensures that all children get the positive learning experiences they need to grow up happy in a safe and secure environment.