Preschool

Ms. Tee (1)Mary ‘Tee’ Fanelli – Preschool Director 
Mary Fanelli (nicknamed Tee) has more than 10 years’ experience as a classroom teacher and 14 years as a Pre-school Director.

Tee received her Bachelors in Early Childhood Education and her Master’s degree in Education Administration from Wheelock College in Boston MA.  Although most of her experience is with Public schools, Tee is a devout Catholic and is looking forward to working again in a Catholic faith based community.

“I am so happy to have the opportunity to nurture faith and an awareness of God as well as knowledge, imagination and a love of learning in these little ones as they begin their journey into elementary school.”

preschoolCarrie Beckwith has been with our preschool program since 2006. Mrs. Beckwith has two children who attend St Rose. She enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with family. Mrs. Beckwith is a dedicated educator who enjoys expanding the young minds of her preschool classroom.

Tami Duschik is our preschool aide. Mrs. Duschik started at St. Rose as a substitute and has also worked as a substitute for the Longview school district. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and three children.

St. Rose School offers classes to three and four-year-old children. They must be three years old by September 1st and be fully potty trained to enroll.

Curriculum

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The preschool program, at St. Rose is child-centered and uses developmentally appropriate practices. Each day, children are encouraged to experiment and explore the classroom environment and materials. We provide for the total child’s development through music, art, science, fine and gross motor development, language skills and social interactions. Some of the cognitive skills the children will learn will be alphabet and sound recognition and number recognition. The children will practice writing skills daily, and learn some basic sight words. Religious education includes daily prayers, bible stories and songs. Preschoolers will meet with specialists outside our classroom for both Music and P.E.