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Preschool enrollment – your chance to get in on something good!

St. Augustine Preschool opened their doors in 1996 and has been successfully providing quality care and education for the children of the community for more than 20 years.  The Preschool has been caring for, educating and preparing children ultimately for Kindergarten upon preschool graduation since its establishment.

St. Augustine offers a strong learning environment through curriculum as well as dedicated and degree holding teachers.  The curriculum is aligned with the Ohio Department of Education Early Learning Content Standards.  Creative Curriculum clearly defines the vital role of the teacher in connecting content, teaching and learning for toddler and preschool children.  The children experience a caring and nurturing atmosphere where they are safe and always treated with love and respect.  Every child is a unique individual.  St. Augustine works with each child, individually, to find its strengths and to ensure success for each developmental milestone.

The Preschool is open 6:30am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday and summers as well.  St. Augustine Preschool provides care and education for Toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years and a Preschool and Pre-K program for children 3 to 4 years and 4 to 5 years.  We also offer a half-day program from 7:45 to 11:30am.  Our Latch Key program for St. Augustine Elementary School provides before and after care for children, Kindergarten through 5th grade in addition to an event filled Summer Program.  St. Augustine Preschool is located at 633 West Paige Avenue in Barberton.

We are a Step Up To Quality four-star rated center, which is part of Ohio’s quality rating system.

Financial aid is available through Summit County Job and Family Services in the form of the Title XX Program.  Title XX is a program to help with childcare expenses while you are working or going to school.  You may be eligible if your family meets the income guidelines.

We are currently enrolling for the school year and we would love for you to check out our school and get to know us a little better.  Join us for Open House Sunday, August 27th from 12:30pm to 2:00pm.  Refreshments will be offered together with school tours, great activities and an opportunity to meet our wonderful teachers.  This date is in conjunction with the St. Augustine Church Parish Picnic, hosted by Father David Majikas and St. Augustine Elementary School Open House.  You may join in the fun at all three sites!

Feel free to contact Kathy Bogdan (the Director) at the preschool by telephone at 330-745-5735 or email staugprechool@gmail.com

Barberton Area Community Ministries Celebrates 20 Years!

Congratulations BACM and thank you for your twenty years of service to our community!

We would like to recognize our St. Augustine parishioners for their contributions and dedication to BACM as well.

In the past Tom Weigand was instrumental in the early years to set BACM on a secure financial path and John Deibel helped with organization transition between directors / locations.

Currently Pat Schultz, Dick Waltz and Veronica Hegarty serve on the Board of Directors.

We look forward to further showing our support for BACM by adopting their organization as our 2018 Lenten Almsgiving Project recipient.

St. Augustine’s wishes BACM many years of continued success!

Our new Holtkamp pipe organ – a closer look

Bet you didn’t know….

There are 1,725 total pipes to the organ
The console it self weighs approximately 400-500 pounds
The tallest pipe is 18 1/2 feet
The smallest pipe is ¼” diameter the length of a pencil

There are 32 pedals on the pedal board
The facade pipes are 18 ½ – 19 feet long
There are 122 keys on the console
Most of the façade pipes are our original pipes

To view how the pipes are made, log onto youtube.com (Holtkamp Organ).