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.

Learn about STM's Outdoor Nature Classroom

Classroom videos

Pre-K Classroom tour with Mrs. Hower

Preschool Sneak Peak

Pre-K Photo Slideshow

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 both morning and afternoon Half Day sessions for 3 year olds:

8:00-11:00 a.m. or 12:10-3:00 p.m. 

We also offer morning Half Day sessions for 4-5 year old prekindergarten students from 8:00-11:00 a.m. 

Specific details below:

  • Prekindergarten Mon/Wed/Fri (3 Mornings per week) Classes for 4-5 year olds: $1,550/year
  • Prekindergarten Mon-Fri A.M. Class for 4-5 year olds : $2,250/year
  • Preschool Tues/Thurs Classes for 3 year olds : $1,200/year

STM Pawprints Preschool offers All Day sessions for 3, 4 and 5 year olds from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

  • Prekindergarten Mon-Fri Classes for 4-5 year olds: $4,250/year
  • Prekindergarten Mon/Wed/Fri Classes for 4-5 year olds: $2,650/year
  • Preschool Mon/Wed/Fri Classes for 3 year olds: $2,650/year
  • Preschool Mon-Fri Classes for 3 year olds: $4,250/year

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 2021-2022 

Registration for Pawprints preschool is done online.
Registration for new families begins here: Link to admissions portal with instructions

Families already enrolled at St. Thomas More: Simply log into Sycamore, click My School, and then click Admission Portal to begin admissions.
Tuition/program cost is listed above. A non-refundable $100.00 fee should be submitted to the school office once the online registration process has been completed to hold your child's preschool/prekindergarten spot. Please make checks payable to OCSC (Omaha Catholic School Consortium). Tuition must be paid by an electronic fund transfer through a checking or savings account if it is not paid in full at the time of registration. Once your online registration is complete and you have submitted your registration fee to the school office, you will receive an email from our third party financial management system, FACTS, to set up your online payments. Note: Your registration will not be complete and confirmed until your FACTS has been set up.

Preschool Extended Care 

Pawprints Preschool Extended Care compliments the hours of our preschool for working parents by providing before and after school care. Children will spend their time in quality activities under the supervision of compassionate and caring teachers. Preschool Extended Care is available for students enrolled in our 3 Day and 5 Day Classes Preschool and Prekindergarten Classes.

The requirements of children enrolled in Preschool Extended Care are the same as the preschool/prekindergarten requirements.

Preschool Extended Care Hours of Operation

Preschool Extended Care is open between the hours of 6:45 a.m.-7:45 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (5 p.m. - 6 p.m. available for an additional $8 per day.).
Please see the Preschool Extended Care Commitment Forms for more information.
The operational days will follow the St. Thomas More day school's annual calendar with few exceptions. Extended Care is not available when preschool is not in session. Due to requirements in student teacher ratios, drop-ins will not be accepted. 

All registrations will be accepted on a first come-first served basis and spaces are limited.

Preschool/Prekindergarten Extended Care Fees

A signed Preschool/Prekindergarten Extended Care Commitment Form and a non-refundable $50 registration fee are required for enrollment in the Preschool Extended Care Program. (This is in addition to the $100 registration fee for preschool.) Please make checks payable to OCSC (Omaha Catholic School Consortium). Preschool/Prekindergarten Extended Care fees are based on $4.00 per hour rate and will be assessed on a monthly rate. An afternoon snack is included in this fee.  All Extended Care fees are due by the first of the month.

Choose the Preschool/Prekindergarten Extended Care Commitment Form that is appropriate for your child's class days and submit it to the school office with your DHHS Children's Record and your $50 registration fee. Please call St. Thomas More's Pawprints Preschool at 402-551-9504 ext. 106 for more information.
Summer Day Camp 
We are excited to announce that we are offering Summer Day Camp at STM! Summer Camp is being offered to students enrolled at St. Thomas More School in 2nd grade and below for the 2021-2022 School Year.  Siblings entering 3rd grade and under are welcome to enroll as well. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback so we could make this happen!  We are keeping attendance small for this opening year and spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis. 
Please contact Mrs. Hower at with any questions. 

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Option

Transitional kindergarten is a two-year kindergarten program meant to support students who are eligible for kindergarten (5 year olds by July 31, 2021), but who could benefit from additional academic and 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.

Contact us to see more videos and photos from within our classes. We can't wait to talk with you about our programs and welcome your family into our school!

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