Meets Tuesday and Wednesday or Thursday and Friday (9am to 12 noon). Must be 2 by 12/31/17. Children do not need to be potty trained.
Meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (9am to 12 noon). Must be 3 by 12/31/17. Children must be fully potty trained.
Meets Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (9am to 12 noon). Must be 4 by 12/31/17.
4-Day: Meets Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (9am to 12 noon). Must be 4 by 9/30/17.
5-Day: Meets Monday to Friday (9am to 12 noon). Must be 4 by 9/30/17.
As I sit here and type this, tears are forming. There are no words to describe my appreciation for what my children were able to experience this year at your school. They have a love and joy for school because of the loving environment you and the teachers have created. My child has done so much better than anything I had expected.
Raising six children, living in different states, attending many different private and public schools; I have never seen or experience a place like CCEP. I am able to see the joy on the twins' faces when they come to school each morning. Today my husband got to witness them in their classroom. He called me right after and was overjoyed with his morning there with them. He saw what I see every morning. We are both so thankful to have found CCEP for them!
I think the parent-school communication is great. I love all the opportunities for events and parent volunteers. I wish I could help more!
My child has learned a lot through this program and sings a song she made up about having 'God in her forever' that she learned this year.
Cheri graduated from Purdue University with a major in elementary education and a minor in physical education. This is Cheri's 12th year at CCEP and her 22nd year of working with preschool-aged children. This is her true passion and she enjoys the children’s enthusiasm as well as the opportunity to nurture and prepare them for elementary school. Cheri is most excited about developing a relationship with the families she is honored to serve. As director, her vision is to create a curriculum where children enjoy a Christian environment using a multi-sensory approach that encourages them to explore the world that surrounds them. On the home front, Cheri is married with three daughters and enjoys reading, time at the beach and snow skiing.
Dagmar holds a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Applied Studies from the University of Richmond and is licensed to teach in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She graduated from the State University of New York, College at Geneseo, with a major in Sociology and minors in Psychology and Criminal Justice. Dagmar previously taught preschool for two years before joining CCEP in 2017.
Leigh Ann is in her sixth year at CCEP. She has her master's degree in teaching, coupled with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and management. She brings to the classroom 14 years of experience working with preschool and elementary-aged students, and 12 years of an auditing career before staying home to raise her family of three children.
Now in her 3rd year, Kristy brings 3 years of prior experience in the early childhood classroom to Christ Church Preschool. Kristy enjoys creating an environment that inspires children and fosters a love of learning. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in family and community service, with a minor in psychology from the University of Delaware. Kristy is married with 2 children.
Barbara graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in food science and technology. She is in her eighth year at CCEP and third year as a lead teacher. Barbara enjoys working with preschool children and teaching them to become confident, comfortable and independent learners in the classroom setting. Barbara is married with two children.
Meaghan is in her first year at Christ Church Episcopal Preschool. She is most excited about working with the preschool aged child, nurturing their curiosity and creativity, and helping shape their lives for the future. Meaghan graduated from the College of Charleston with a BA in Art History, is married and mother of two children.
Jennifer brings 16 years of teaching experience to the three-year-old classroom. She is in her 10th year at CCEP and in her seventh year as a lead teacher. Jennifer graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science degree in tourism, food and lodging. Jennifer is a true "child at heart" and understands the importance of teaching children through song and play.
Renee graduated from the University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice and sociology. Her goal is to nurture our three year olds while teaching independence and building self confidence in the early preschool years. Renee is in her ninth year at CCEP. She teaches Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, and is on the board of children’s ministries at her church.
Julie has a master's degree in teaching from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Maryland. Now in her forth year at CCEP, Julie brings seven years of prior teaching experience to the classroom. She is excited to provide a nurturing, dynamic, and fun environment for her young learners that will spark their interest in new concepts.
Kathy is in her forth year at Christ Church Episcopal Preschool. She has a bachelor's degree in social work from James Madison University and a master's degree in social work from VCU. She worked for seven years as a social worker and has five years of teaching experience in the preschool setting.
Debby is in her tenth year at Christ Church Episcopal Preschool. Prior to her role as our lead 4-year old teacher, Debby was our lead PreK teacher for seven years, assisted in the 4-year-old classroom for two years. She graduated from Radford University with a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood development.
Now in her 12th year as an assistant teacher at CCEP, Jackie brings a wealth of more than 18 years of experience in the education field to the classroom. Prior to staying home to raise her three children, Jackie worked at the Northern Virginia Training Center for the Mentally Retarded for six years. Jackie enjoys watching her children grow and become independent learners in the classroom.
Kristin graduated from James Madison University and brings 14 years of classroom teaching experience to CCEP. This is her fifth year at CCEP. Kristin served as lead PreK 5-Day teacher for two years and opened our newest four-year-old class in 2015-16. Previously, she spent four years in a preschool disability classroom working with children as a special education teacher.
Angie graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a BA in Advertising and a minor in Business/Liberal Arts. She brings much joy and energy to our 4-year old class. She understands the value of children learning through hands-on play and truly enjoys working with the preschool aged child. Angie is married and a mother of two children.
Beth graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor's degree in family and child development and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction. Prior to CCEP, she had six years of experience as a first- and second-grade teacher. Currently, she is in her third year as our 4-Day PreK lead teacher and previously served the school as president of the Christ Church Episcopal Preschool Board.
Suzi graduated from University of Nebraska with a BS in Broadcast Journalism/Sports Communication. Suzi brings a sense of calmness to the preschool classroom and is passionate about working with the PreK child. She is in her third year at Christ Church Episcopal Preschool. Suzi is married with three children.
Laurie, a 2011 Gilman Teacher of the Year award winner, graduated from Virginia Tech and brings over 23 years of teaching experience to Christ Church Episcopal Preschool This is her third year as our lead PreK 5-Day teacher. Laurie is dedicated to creating a stimulating, hands-on learning environment and helping provide children with a solid educational foundation.
Melissa graduated from Fairmont State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in family and consumer sciences, with a specialization in child development. She is in her forth year at Christ Church Episcopal Preschool and is the mother of three children. Melissa brings positive energy to the classroom, and loves working with preschool-aged children.
Jen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in liberal studies and a Master of Science in special education from Longwood College. She taught in the public school setting for eight years before taking time off to devote to her three children. Currently, Jen is beginning her third year as office assistant at Christ Church Episcopal Preschool.
Carie graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in accounting and finance and is in her 11th year at CCEP. She spent 10 years in corporate accounting before joining Christ Church Preschool. Carie and her family are parishioners of Christ Church.
Jimmy has been sexton at Christ Church Episcopal for 12 years. He maintains the preschool in addition to the church building and grounds and keeps things running smoothly. He is a willing helper and a knowledgeable jack of all trades.
Jenny is in her second year at Christ Church Episcopal Preschool. She graduated with a B.A. is Music Education from VCU. Jenny brings three years of teaching experience to our program. She exposes our children to different styles of music, the art of singing, technical musical concepts, and most importantly, a love of working with the early childhood child!