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Early Childhood

Our Preschool classes include children who are age 3 by September 1. Classes meet Mondays through Fridays from 7:55-11 a.m. and from 12:15-3:10 p.m. These classes begin after Labor Day of each year and end just before Memorial Day Weekend. Stop by and visit us at any time!

Our Prekindergarten classes include children who are age 4 by September 1. These classes meet Monday through Friday, beginning after Labor Day and ending just before Memorial Day Weekend. We offer two sessions: our morning session runs from 7:55-11 a.m., and our afternoon session runs from 12:15-3:10 p.m. Each class serves approximately 20 students.

Our Extended Care class is offered to children ages 3-4 who need care BEFORE & AFTER their Preschool or Prekindergarten classes. Extended care opens at 6:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and closes at 6 p.m. This program runs year-round. Come check out what we have to offer!

Our Latchkey program begins the first day of school each August and runs through the last day of school in June. We are open in the morning from 6:30-7:40 a.m., when the children are then dismissed to their classrooms. We reopen at 3:15 p.m., when school lets out, and remain open until 6 p.m. This program is open Monday through Friday.

Our Summer Care program runs from the beginning of June through the end of August each year. This group of children is made up of many of our Latchkey families who are in need of childcare for their school-aged children in the summer. We are open all summer from 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Kathi Pearson, our new Early Childhood Director at Peace School. Kathi succeeds Deborah Hauser, who retired as director at the end of this school year.

Kathi comes to us from St. Michael’s Richville, where she opened and directed the child care program and preschool for 13 years. She has taught preschool through second grade in three different states. In all, she has 27 years in the ministry.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education from Concordia River Forest with a minor in Business Management from Normandale Community College in Minnesota. She also has 30 special education credits from Saginaw Valley State University.

Kathi lives in the country between Vassar and Frankenmuth. Her husband, Chris, is the Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at University of Michigan-Flint. Their 12-year-old son, Zeke, is a seventh-grader St. Michael’s Richville.

When she’s not working, Kathi likes to read, write in her prayer journal and exercise at the YMCA.

Please keep Kathi in prayer as she leads our Early Childhood Center, a vital ministry pier for our school, church and community. God bless you, Kathi!

Early Childhood Director

Mrs. Kathi Pearson