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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.



  • Children must be 5 years of age by December 31st of the year applying. 
  • 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. 
  • Completion of HFRS readiness screening with a Young 5 teacher.



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