St Paul Preschool

IMG_0360Philosophy: St. Paul Catholic Preschool serves as an introduction for the young child to the St. Paul School and parish community. The preschool strives to honor, celebrate and nurture the growth and learning of the child.


  • 3’s – MWF program/TTh program/MTWThF program
  • 4’s – MWF program/ MTWThF program
  • Transitional Kindergarteners – MTWThF
  • Full day (7:50-3:00) and Half Day (7:50-11:00) or Half day with lunch ( 7:50 – 12:00) program

State Licensed Program

Qualified Early Childhood Educators with extensive practical experience, VIRTUS trained & Background checked (CDA’s, First Aid & CPR trained)

All learning takes place through experiences. During the course of the day, the children participate in large and small group activities as well as enjoying time working together with other children. The classrooms are set up with learning areas called centers.

Our Preschoolers also get the opportunity to go to Art, Music. PE, Computer and the Library along with their preschool teacher. It is a great way to introduce them to these classes and the teachers. Each of these classes uniquely enhances both cognitive and physical development.


  • Hands on learning
  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • Faith Development
  • Emotional and Social Development
  • Physical Development
  • Social Responsibility

Learning Centers:  Art, Science, Writing, Reading, Math & Manipulatives, Dramatic Play, Puzzles & Games and Blocks

Please call Shelly Lemmond at 859-647-4070 ext. 250 or email for a tour or for more information.

Preschool Daily Schedule

7:30-8:00 Welcome/Sign in/Free Choice (30)
8:00-8:15 Prayers, Pledge & Jobs
8:15–8:45 Specials
8:45-9:15 Circle time (Calendar, weather, letter of week, Bible story, music etc…)
9:15-10:00 Academic/Small Group Activity & Free Choice
10:00-10:40 Large Motor (Recess)
10:45-11:00 Story/Quiet centers/Pack up for 11:00 dismissal
11:00-11:15 Restroom & Wash hands and transition to Lunch
11:15-11:45 Lunch
11:45-12:15 Story/Quiet centers/Prep for nap time/Restrooms
12:15-2:00 Nap/Quiet time
2:00-2:15 Wash hands/Snack
2:15-2:45 Large Motor/Free Choice (40)
2:50-3:00 Pack up/Dismissal

Current Special Area Class Schedule:

Monday – PE

Tuesday – Music

Wednesday – Computer

Thursday – Library

Friday – Art

Tuition Information

Preschool Staff

Shelly Lemmond

Preschool Director/Lead Teacher

I am excited to be here at St. Paul and love getting to know all of the preschool students and their families. Here is a little bit of info about me.  I was born and raised in the Northern Kentucky area. I attended Villa and St Pius for Grade School and graduated High School in 1994 from Notre Dame Academy. After high school, I attended Northern Kentucky University where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Mental Health and Human Services. This is my 14th year of teaching preschool and my thrid year at St. Paul. I met my husband, Jason,  shortly after college and we were married in 2004.  We have 3 children who all attend St. Paul.  In my free time, I like to hang out with family and friends, scrapbook and watch my kids play sports and dance.

Lauren Leming

Preschool 3 Teacher

My name is Lauren Leming and I will be teaching the 3 Year Old Preschool Class.  I am excited to be teaching and inspiring a love of learning to such little minds!  This will be my first year teaching Preschool and my seventh year teaching. I am super excited to get to work with and meet the wonderful parents of St. Paul! It is going to be a great year!
A little about me:  I graduated from NKU in 2010 with my Elementary Education Degree and am currently working on my Master’s in Learning Behavior Disorders.  I am happily married to my husband of seven years, Brent.  My favorite thing to do is spend time with my husband and our little family, Carter (5) and Caroline (10 months).

Allison Reed

Preschool 4 Teacher

My name is Allison Reed and I am the teacher in the preschool 4 (5 day a week) classroom. This is my third year at St. Paul. I have been happily married to my husband Steve since 2006. We have 2 beautiful daughters who both attend St. Paul School. Last year, I was going to school to obtain my CDA and I am happy to say I have done so! I have been teaching preschool for 8 years. My husband and I are actively involved with our daughters’ competitive cheer-leading teams and with the St. Paul PTO.

Krista Hughes

Transitional Kindergarten Teacher

My name is Krista Hughes and I live in Florence with my husband Greg and our son. I have my Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and I’m thrilled to be teaching this year.  I have been home the past three years with my little boy and am excited to be a part of St. Paul.

Dawn Leedom

Preschool Aide

My name is Dawn Leedom and I am a preschool aide.  This is my second year as an aide in preschool but previously was a substitute teacher at St. Paul for several years.  Prior to that, I was a project manager for AT&T.  I am a proud graduate of St. Paul School and Notre Dame Academy.  My husband, Chris, and I have sent all six of our children (1 boy, 5 girls)  to St. Paul.  I love working with the preschoolers and watching them grow and develop to be ready for kindergarten.  I enjoy spending time with my family and going on all kinds of adventures.  Anyone who knows me, knows I love soccer, especially our Dayton Flyers!

Colleen Thomas

Preschool Aide

My name is Colleen Thomas and I am a preschool aide. I live in Union, Kentucky with my husband Mike and our twin boys Aidan and Zach. Currently, Aidan is in the Kindergarten class at St. Paul and Zach is in Kindergarten at Erpenbeck Elementary.  I graduated in 1996 from Notre Dame Academy, and graduated in 2002 with my Bachelor’s in Communication from Northern Kentucky University.

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