Christian Beginnings Preschool of St. John Vianney is a church run, non-
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. Karen Van Duzer is the teacher for our Monday, Wednesday, Friday four year old classes. She has a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education.
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 Mike Lewnes at the Parish office 410-
call the Director, Marie Chrzanowski 410-
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