Holy Spirit Parkside Early Learning Center
4754 Smallhouse Rd.
Bowling Green, KY 42104
Contact Stephanie Koeller at (270) 904-4095, or hspelc@holyspiritcatholic.org

Registration for 2018-2019 will begin for parishioners and currently enrolled families 3/5/18
Open enrollment will begin 3/19/18.
Enrollment forms and the $200 enrollment fee should be remitted early to secure a spot for your child.


Holy Spirit Parkside Early Learning Center (HSPELC) is guided by the belief that nurturing the child nurtures the entire family. Our goal is to provide a loving, Christian environment that encourages every child’s cognitive, physical, emotional, and spiritual development.  Through structured daily activities we provide a safe, positive, creative environment in which to educate through FUN!

We are a ministry of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and have been serving children, families and the community since 1998. We encourage the development of the whole child, supporting families, and encouraging active participation in our community through service and volunteer opportunities. HSPELC is licensed through the Kentucky Office of Inspector General, Division of Regulated Child Care and is a 4 Star rated facility.



Monday through Friday from 9:00am until 2:00pm on the Warren County Public School schedule.

Class                      Group ages           Group Size       Staffing
Blue Guppies        3  to 12 months                8                      2
Brown Bears         12 to 25 months              10                     3
Yellow Ducks        26 to 32 months             12                      3
Red Dogs               33 to 48 months             16                      3
Green Frogs          4 yrs. to Pre-K                 18                      3

Children are placed in classrooms based on the age of the child on AUGUST 1 of that school year.

(amended 3/21/18 to meet Regulatory requirement KAR 2:120 Sec.5.3)


Children may attend 2, 3, or 5 days per week (only children under 2 may attend one day per week). Tuition Rates vary based on the number of days per week the child attends and can be found below.


1 day per week: $110 per month

2 days per week: $190 per month

3 days per week: $260 per month

5 days per week: $380 per month


2 days per week: $ 180 per month

3 days per week: $250 per month

5 days per week:  $370 per month

* A Tuition discount is offered for the second (and subsequent) children.

A once yearly (academic year) enrollment fee of $200 is due at the time you enroll your child and is non-refundable.

Curriculum & Daily Schedules
Each group participates in a “circle time” with the Pledge of Allegiance and prayer. Calendar, Weather and weekly themes are presented based on developmentally appropriate guidelines.  Daily Activities include Music, Art, Science, Math, Language & Physical activities. HSPELC incorporates Christian values into our daily activities. We teach kindness, patience, gratitude and sharing as well as helping children understand that we are each a child of God and should love each other the way God loves us.

“I began my career with Holy Spirit PDO in August 2005 as a two-year old teacher and music teacher for all classes. I became Director in January 2009.  I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Studies, an Associate Degree in Early Childhood and several child and family-centered credentials! I LOVE working with our children, families and staff! The loving, caring, creative, faith-filled environment promotes the health, wellness and development of EVERYONE involved in our program. It is my belief that every child is an individual with the potential for great things! If supported, encouraged, guided and given opportunities for success and failure every child can be exactly what GOD has created them to be.” –Stephanie Koeller, Director

“I’ve always felt serving children and families was my calling. After 19 years I still get excited when a child recites their ABC’s or masters a new skill for the first time.  I feel blessed, to be given the opportunity to instill a love of learning in each child. I want every child to feel loved, safe, and free to grow and develop into the best people they can be.” –Darla Price, Lead Teacher for Red Dogs (3-4 yr olds)

“I joined the PELC staff in 2006. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and have worked with children and families in a variety of ways over the last 20 years. I believe early childhood education is important to a child’s development and helps set the foundation for future school success. The curriculum for my class allows the child to experience social, emotional, and cognitive growth in order to make the transition to Kindergarten less challenging. Expect a fun, nurturing, structured environment in which all Kindergarten readiness skills are practiced.” –Gina South, Lead Teacher for Green Frogs (4-5 yr olds)