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Young 5 Program

The Holy Family Young 5 Program allows us the opportunity to offer parents the option for a year of spiritual, academic, social, emotional, and physical experiences for their child prior to the year they will enter Kindergarten.

The program is taught by a fully-certified early childhood teacher. A teacher assistant is present in the classroom on a full-time basis.



  • Completion of HFRS readiness screening with the Young 5 teacher.
  • Completion of a 4 year old pre-school program recommended.
  • Parents must provide child's official birth certificate, baptismal certificate, immunization record, and pre-school progress report.  
  • HFRS will provide a pre-school input form which must be completed by the pre-school teacher and returned prior to child's screening. 



The curriculum includes religion, language arts (reading, writing, speaking, listening), math, science, social studies, art, music, library, physical education, and free choice time.

 Young 5 students also participate in experiences that encourage the development of Christian values, life skills, work habits, and citizenship.

 Teacher & Class Information

  • Students are taught by a fully-certified early childhood teacher.
  • A teacher assistant is present on a full-time basis. 
  • The Young 5 class has a student to teacher ratio of approximately 9:1


Times & Transportation 

  • Class is in session Monday through Friday from 8:45 to 12:00 p.m.
  • An Extended Day Enrichment is offered.  Dismissal is 3:45 p.m.
  • The Young 5 schedule follows the Holy Family Regional School calendar.
  • Rochester Community Schools do not provide transportation for Young 5 students.


Dress Code

  • Young 5 students abide by the Holy Family Uniform Policy.


Extended Day Enrichment: The afternoon enrichment allows the children to stay for lunch, have a rest period, and then participate in further educational and social activities. Students would be dismissed at 3:45pm with the school community.  Children would have the option of staying one or more afternoons, allowing some flexibility in the schedule.


Priority of Acceptance for Young 5

1. Siblings of current families
2. New families with in-parish status
3. Out-of-parish Catholic families
4. Non-Catholic families

For further information about the Young 5 Program , please contact Jeanette Izzi, Director of Enrollment, at 248.299-3798 x 106