Program information

St. Joseph the Worker Preschool’s goal is to provide a quality religious educational program for our young children. The preschool provides a play-based curriculum that enhances the social, intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual development of each child. St. Joseph the Worker Preschool is open to 3 and 4/5 year olds of the community.  Email:  [email protected]

Class times and tuition

St. Joseph the Worker Preschool has a 3-year-old class and a 4/5-year-old classes. The 4/5-year-old classes meets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-11:30am. Tuition is $130 per month. The 3-year-old class meets on Tuesday and Thursday, 9-11:30am. Tuition is $120 per month. For all students there is a $50 non-refundable registration fee, plus a yearly $30 activity fee to cover field trip costs and other activities. Our school year follows the calendar of the Ball-Chatham school district. If the Ball-Chatham school district is closed for weather, we are closed as well.


Registration begins in January for the next school year. Student openings are filled by current families, parish families, and then opened to the general public. Registration information can be found on our preschool registration page. Students must be 3 by September 1 of the year they will begin attending classes to join the 3-year-old program, and 4 by September 1 of the year they will begin attending classes to join the 4/5-year-old program. No exceptions will be made. Please call the parish office at (217) 483-3772 with any questions.

Class sizes

Our full 4/5-year-old classes can have 20 students, with one teacher and two aides in the classroom. The 3-year-old class, when full, will have 18 students, with one teacher and two aides. When registration for each class fills, potential students will be placed on a wait list and notified should a position in the class open.

Classroom faces

Mrs. Andrea Conlon is St. Joseph the Worker Preschool’s teacher. She is a longtime member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish and is a proud mother of three of the preschool’s graduates. Mrs. Conlon provides fun, faith-based enriching activities to all of our students. She is assisted by her aides, parish members Mrs. Judy Gartland and Mrs. Melody Clark.

Here's a little information about our teachers and aides:


Preschool Board                                                                  

The 2022-2023 Board Members are:                                                                                                              

Sarah Flott Director
Nichole Poss Chair/Volunteer
Shannon Guthrie Fundraising
Georgia Young Media
Abby Detmers Treasurer
Morgan Gabelmann Secretary
Jacyln Phillips Events
Fr. Joseph Molloy

Board of Directors Meeting Dates 2022 - 2023.  All meetings start at 6:30pm.

August 8, 2022 September 12, 2022 October 10, 2022 November 14, 2022 December 5, 2022  
January 9, 2023 February 13, 2023 March 13, 2023 April 10, 2023 May 8, 2023 June 12, 2023