SJV Christian Beginnings Preschool
Who Was SJV St. John Vianney Catholic Church About St. John Vianney Prince Frederick, MD 20678 St. John Vianney Catholic Church 105 Vianney Lane Prince Frederick, MD 20678 Phone: 410-535-0223 Mass Schedule  (Summer Schedule) Saturday Vigil: 5:00pm Sunday: 8:00am 10:00am, Noon (Spanish)  Monday - Saturday: 8am Comcast Cable TV Channel 6: Wednesday 9pm, Sunday 11am Map

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Christian Beginnings Preschool of St. John Vianney is a church run, non-profit organization established by St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Prince Frederick, MD.  We follow the policies of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.  We have received full approval of our program from the Maryland State Department of Education.   Our classroom is in the Parish Center of the church.  Our mailing address is 105 Vianney Lane Prince Frederick, MD 20678.  The phone number is 410-535-0223. The preschool office is located in the Main Office of the church.   Look for us online at   We are on Facebook at Christian Beginnings Preschool of Saint John Vianney.  Like us on Facebook .


The Director of the school is Mrs. Karen Van Duzer.  She has a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education and is a Reading Specialist. She is also a teacher for the Monday, Wednesday, Friday  four  year old classes.


Mrs. Tirzah Somers is the teacher of our three year old class. She has a degree in Design and all of the Early Childhood classes.


Mrs. Carol Wood is the  Associate teacher for both classes. She has all of the Early Childhood classes and is approved by the MSDE to teach Preschool.

We are very proud of this  teaching staff.

Our hours of operation are as follows:

Our three year old classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.  There are twelve children in the class.

Our four year old classes are held on Monday, Wednesday , and Fridays from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.  There are fourteen children in the class.

Entrance requirements include: The child must reach their class age by September 1st of the year they enter school and be able to use the bathroom by themselves.  Our preschool is open to the public.


Preschool is the first step in your child’s educational life.    Many of your child’s lasting impressions of education are formed in their preschool years.  Our preschool strives to provide a learning environment which encourages growth and development.

Our philosophy is that children will begin to see God in their world and in others while having fun in a joyous Christian setting.  A positive Christian attitude will allow for socialization skills and sharing techniques.  The children will receive age appropriate   reading readiness, math, science, social studies, and the Love of God.

Children learn best through play.  This is the basis of our curriculum.  In our three year old program the children are learning to play with others. There are twelve children in the class with a lead teacher and an associate teacher.  This is a ratio of one teacher to six children.  The four year old program follows our three year old program in a more structured way.  The interests of the children  are the basis of their learning experiences.

The adult to child ratio is 1 to 6 in the threes and 1 to 7 in the fours.

To contact us:    Call  the Parish office   410-535-0223  or

                            call the  Director,  Karen Van Duzer 410-610-6076

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