Preschool

St. John the Baptist School offers a unique, faith-filled, preschool program for 3 and 4-year-olds.

Our program exposes preschoolers to pre-academic concepts and focuses on fine motor and social skill development. Children learn early literacy and number skills through hands-on projects and activities in an environment that challenges and nurtures each child.  There is a deep focus on integrating our Catholic Christian faith into the classroom environment and academic content. We teach through a variety of themes that allow your child to learn and explore through play. “Encore Classes” taught by our dedicated specialists are also included in our 4-year-old preschooler’s day: Art, Music, Gym and Library.

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3-year-old Preschool:
Monday/Wednesday OR Tuesday/Thursday
-from 8:30-11:00

4-year-old Preschool:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
-Half day option is from 8:05-11:05
-Full day option is from 8:05-2:55
-Before and After care is available
-Students may pack a lunch or participate in the school lunch program
-Students have rest time after lunch and recess (30 min)

Meet our St. John the Baptist Preschool Staff Members:
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Sarah Baye (4 year-old Preschool)
Credentials: BS in Early Childhood Education with minors in Early Childhood Special Education and Spanish. Nationally certified trainer of “Co-Teaching that Works” through the Bureau of Education and Research.
Why St. John’s: I feel like I belong here. I am confident in God’s plan and love the feeling of warmth and support that has radiated from the families and staff since I started here. The people of this school and parish give me constant reminders of why this is such an awesome place to be!
Pictures from Mrs. Baye’s classroom:
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liebergen_amyAmy Liebergen (4 year-old Preschool)
Credentials: BS in Elementary Education from Northern Michigan University with minors in Math and Language Arts.
Why St. John’s: I love teaching at St. John’s because we are one big family.  I also love that I am able to share my faith with our students.  It is truly a blessing to be part of St. John’s!
Pictures from Mrs. Liebergen’s classroom:
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Ashley Hastings (3 year-old Preschool)
Credentials:  Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
Why St. John’s: When you walk into a building and it’s filled to the brim with people who feel like one big extended family, you can’t help but want to go to work every single day.
Pictures from Mrs. Hasting’s classroom:
http://www.sjbhschool.org/ashley-hastings-preschool-gallery/
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