Pawprints Preschool

A fun and safe learning environment for three to five year olds!

Your child(ren) will benefit from a Christ-centered curriculum that teaches children the values and morals of serving God and others.

Our preschool and prekindergarten curriculum also emphasizes fundamental, school-ready principles, including age appropriate mathematics, literacy, science, social studies and art. 
Children will also practice important social skills while developing additional daily skills such as zipping, buttoning, personal hygiene and other fine and large motor coordination skills.

Advanced learners are offered phonics, beginning writing skills, early math concepts and beginning sign language.

Watch our videos from inside the classrooms below. You may also contact Mrs. Hower at with questions or to set up a tour.

Inquire about joining STM's early childhood community!

Taking Care of God's Great Creation

Preschool, pre-K, kindergarten and many other grade levels learn, play and play together in nature.

Learn about STM's Outdoor Learning Garden

Classroom videos

Pre-K Classroom tour with Mrs. Hower (filmed in 2021)

Preschool Sneak Peak (filmed in 2021)

Pre-K Photo Slideshow (filmed in 2021)

Preschool Requirements

  • Children must be at least four years old on or prior to July 31 to enroll in the four- and five- year old classes.
  • Children must be at least 3 years old on or prior to July 31 to enroll in the 3-year-old classes.
  • Children MUST be fully toilet trained prior to the start of school.
  • A copy of your child’s immunizations must be obtained from your doctor and submitted at the time of registration.

Program Offerings:

St. Thomas More Pawprints Preschool offers Half Day and All Day sessions for both preschool and prekindergarten.

Morning sessions run from 8:00-11:00 a.m. Full day sessions run from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Specific details below on offerings for PRESCHOOL for 3 year olds:

  • Tuesday and Thursday mornings only: $1,500 per year FULL*
  • Tuesday and Thursday (Two Days) FULL DAY $2,330 per year FULL*
  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (three days) FULL DAY: $3,270 per year FULL*
  • Monday through Friday (five days), FULL DAY: $5,150 per year FULL*

Specific details below on offerings for PREKINDERGARTEN for 4-5 year olds:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays (three days) MORNINGS ONLY: $1,900 per year FULL*
  • Monday through Friday (five days) MORNINGS ONLY: $2,720 per year 
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday (three days) FULL DAY: $3,270 per year 
  • Monday through Friday (five days) FULL DAYS: $5,150 per year

*Contact the school office (402-551-9504) to get on a waiting list. 


NOTE: Pawprints preschool and preK students qualify for extended care (More details on those hours and cost below).


What We Teach:
Preschool Curriculum and Learning Guide


Preschool and Prekindergarten students will wear the St. Thomas More school uniform. This consists of girl’s jumpers (Dennis Uniforms), navy uniform pants (no cargo pants), and navy or white polo shirts. Pants and polos do not need to be purchased though Dennis Uniforms but are available there.

How to Register for 2024-2025

Registration for Pawprints preschool is done online.
Registration for new families begins here! Complete the information request at any time. Another link will open February 12th for registration. 

Families already enrolled at St. Thomas More: Simply log into FACTS, click on Financial, and then click Admission Portal to begin admissions.  *Opens February 5th
Tuition/program cost is listed above. A non-refundable $150.00 fee is required at the time of registration to hold your child's preschool/prekindergarten spot. Tuition must be paid by an electronic fund transfer through a checking or savings account through our third party financial management system FACTS. Note: Your registration will not be complete and confirmed until your FACTS has been set up.

More Helpful Links:
More info:
Starting in prekindergarten, students participate in the Montessori based, “Catechesis of the Good Shepherd” program.  Please visit the CGS website for more information about CGS and to view our CGS videos.

Supply Lists


Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Option

Our school is one of few in the Omaha Metro Area to offer a program like Transitional kindergarten (TK). TK is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program meant to support students who are eligible for Kindergarten (5 years old by July 31, 2024), but who could benefit from additional academic and/or social preparation prior to a traditional kindergarten setting.

The program also supports children who have just missed the Nebraska age guideline for entrance into kindergarten and will turn five between August 1 and October 15. Students should to be mature enough and academically ready for a step past prekindergarten.  Families wishing to enroll in the TK class will need to have a conversation with the TK instructor and/or Prekindergarten Director before enrolling in TK. Through a combination of prekindergarten and kindergarten curriculum, the program intends to help every child be on grade level by third grade, if not sooner. TK students partake in all aspects of a school day just like kindergarten through eighth grade students.