Welcome to the Duchesne Preschool!
Voted “Best of Omaha” 2018
The heart of education is the education of the heart. -St. Madeleine Sophie Barat
What’s different about Duchesne Preschool?
Lower Teacher-to-Student Rations
The state of Nebraska mandates a ratio of 1-to-10 for 3-year-olds. Duchesne’s limit is 1-to-6. For 4-year-olds, the state mandates a ratio of 1-to-12. Duchesne’s limit is 1-to-7.
Many preschools advertise “certified teachers”, which often refers to a Child Development Certificate rather than an education degree. Duchesne Preschool requires that the Lead Teacher in each classroom have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
The Duchesne Preschool’s curriculum is based on a love of God, love for one another, and an atmosphere of peace and kindness. Faith is an integral part of the program.
The academic program includes specialist teachers in the areas of Spanish, art, music, computer education, and PE. These age-appropriate programs integrate the preschool skills being presented in the classroom, and provide introductions that set the foundation for further exploration in these areas throughout the child’s life.
Many of the Sacred Heart traditions established at Duchesne over the past 132 years are carried on in the preschool.