St. John the Baptist School offers a unique, faith-filled, preschool program for 3- and 4-year-olds.
Our program exposes children 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 them as individuals. Staff integrates 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. More about our Program/Curriculum.
3-year-old Program: Monday/Wednesday OR Tuesday/Thursday
-Before-School care is available
4-year-old Program: 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 a rest time after lunch and recess (30 min)
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!
Mrs. Kiara Wolfgram(4-year-old Preschool)
Credentials: Bachelors of Science in Early/Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh..
Why St. John’s: I attended school at St. John the Baptist myself and my experience truly shaped me into the person I am today. I am so happy to be able to share my love for learning and at the same time, continue to deepen my relationship with God. It is truly a joy to teach our littlest learners and an honor to begin to shape future disciples of Jesus.
Mrs. Jamie Berndt (3-year-old Preschool
Credentials: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Western Michigan University; formerly served as a director of a Christian Preschool in Illinois.
Why St. John’s: We chose St John’s a few years ago for our family because of the strong academics and the welcoming Catholic environment. Our children have excelled and I feel very fortunate to now be a part of this very talented staff and community.