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 Saturday Vigil: 5:30pm Sunday: 7:45am 9:30am, 11:15am, 1pm (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 www.sjvchurch.net/preschool.   We are on Facebook at Christian Beginnings Preschool of Saint John Vianney.  Like us on Facebook .


             The Director of the school is Mrs. Marie Chrzanowski.  She has a degree in Early Childhood Education. Marie has been  involved with the preschool since its beginning.  There is an Advisory Board  which  helps run the preschool.   They are parishioners who are appointed by the Pastor.  Our teaching staff  is one of very experienced  teachers.   

      Mrs. Rose Thompson who teaches our  Tuesday, Thursday  3 year old class has  a B.S. degree in Professional Studies.  She also has classes in Early Childhood education.  She has been an important part of our school for the past  twelve years.  

       Mrs. Terry Lewis is the  teacher for our Monday, Wednesday, Friday  four  year old classes.  She has a current Maryland Certificate to teach in Calvert County.  She has degrees in Psychology and in Education.  

        Mrs. Tirzah Somers is the  Associate teacher for our three year old class.  She has a degree in Interior Design, a certification to teach secondary English, and classes in Early Childhood Education. .  

        Mrs. Carol Wood is the Associate Teacher for our four year old.  She is approved by the MSDE to teach preschool.

         All of them are mothers.  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 a class.                                           

            Our four year old classes are held on Monday, Wednesday , and Fridays.  We  have  a morning class from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and  an afternoon class from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm.  There are 12 children in each 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.

There are twelve children in a class. We continue the ratio of one lead teacher and one associate teacher to six children.

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

                             call the  Director,  Marie Chrzanowski  410-586-2151

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