Preshool in Lafayette, Indiana


St. Francis Early Learning Academy

St. Francis Early Learning Academy offers developmentally appropriate activities that allow children to discover their ever-changing world through exploration. Group activities are carefully planned to foster social skills, including sharing, taking turns, and respecting the rights of others.

In this nurturing environment, children learn to work and play cooperatively, while growing and developing emotionally, physically, socially, intellectually, and spiritually at their own pace.

Play-Based Education in Lafayette, Indiana

Play-Based Education

At St. Francis, we play hard and pray hard. We believe that these first years of school should be fun. As we learn the routines and flow of school, we’re playing, making crafts, and exploring the world around us! We are learning songs, prayers, and dances. We spend time outside playing in the sunshine, and we complete science experiments in our outdoor classroom.

Faith-Filled Education in Lafayette, Indiana

Faith-Filled Education

Preschool aged students ask BIG questions. At St. Francis, we study the lives of saints, learn prayers, and visit with the local priests. We participate in service projects and learn how to care for others.

“I aide with 3 year olds. I love their imagination. They are God’s beautiful gift to so many.”

Mrs. Jan Gillam '80

Preschool Aide, St. Francis

“Preschoolers are some of the most honest and loving little humans on the planet. Their curiosity is infectious and they make every day an adventure. Working with young minds to help develop them academically, socially, and strengthen foundations in their faith are my favorite parts of what I do.”

Ms. Amanda Sprague

Prekindergarten Teacher, St. Francis

“I love being able to help change each child’s life by immersing them in a love of God, our Catholic faith, and build foundations for learning which will stay with them for the rest of their lives.”

Mrs. Sarah Van Kirk

Preschool Teacher, St. Francis