PreK 4s

We just love our littlest cardinals! 

Our long-standing and award winning Holy Redeemer tradition begins early, for three and four year olds, with outstanding program options.

Holy Redeemer PreK programs are a unique learning community where our youngest students come to enjoy their first experience in school and we want them to LOVE it!

We understand young children learn best through hands-on activities, rich interpersonal relationships, and play.  Our exceptional teachers focus on developmentally appropriate self-help, language arts, and math skills.  There is a rich tradition of art projects and other creative experiences.  Students are encouraged to take appropriate risks as they learn and grow. All 4 year old classes participate in co-curricular programs including Physical Education, time in the Library and more.

The social curriculum is as important as academics.  By incorporating Holy Redeemer’s 4C’s: Courtesy, Compassion, Community and Commitment, into the daily life of the classrooms, children develop the knowledge and skills needed to become responsible learners and kind friends.

Our most important goal is to support and celebrate each child’s gifts and individual successes in a safe, loving, creative, and nurturing environment.

Holy Redeemer is proud to offer two options for parents of four year old children in PreK.

  • ​Monday-Friday Full Day: 8:00 - 3:00
  • Monday-Friday Half Day: 8:00 - 12:20


Parent Participation, aka Co-op
There are many opportunities for all parents to be involved in their child's classroom and in their student’s day at Holy Redeemer School. To facilitate hands on learning projects parents in our half day program are required to spend one morning each month in their child's classroom.  Families may forgo this co-op requirement for an additional fee of $600.  (Full day families' volunteer requirement is 1 week of recess duty, which may also be forgone for an additional fee of $250.)

After-care & Hot lunch for full-day PreK students
Children in any full-day PreK program are eligible for before and after school care every day, as well as hot lunch options several days per week.

Questions? Please contact:

Mrs. Debbie Monahan, PreK Director at 301-942-2567 or 


Can I take a tour? Yes! Please contact Mrs. Debbie Monahan to inquire about touring our PreK wing in the main school building. (see contact information above)

What’s the difference between the half-day program and the full-day program?  They are both play based and offer a nurturing first school experience for students.  Academic time does take place primarily in the morning, while the afternoon will include lunch, rest time, recess and some enrichment activities.

What if I am not sure which option is best for our family?  Come and visit, observe the different classrooms, and meet with our Director.  We can also put you in touch with parents of children in these programs if you like.

What if I am not Catholic? Our school is open to all - we welcome you with open arms, regardless of your faith. Our school credo is “Go RED: Respect Everyone Daily” and we live by it.

Can a five-year-old enroll in the PreK program if he or she is not ready for kindergarten? Absolutely and this is not uncommon.