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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.
Monday/Wednesday OR Tuesday/Thursday
-from 8:05-11:05 (beginning 2018-19)
-Before-School care is available
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)
Program and Curriculum Summary
Meet our Preschool Teachers
Mrs. 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!
Mrs. Amy 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!
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.