Preschool

Welcome to SEAS Preschool!

Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is now available.  Please download the registration form and return it to the preschool office.

We are very excited to share a wonderful school year with your child and family. We are working to bring the preschool Weebly website onto our new parish website. In order to stay updated on the many fun and exciting happenings at the preschool throughout the school year, please keep an eye on the old site as well.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have.

3-Year Olds

Tuesday & Thursday

3-Year Olds

Wednesday & Friday

Our Philosophy

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Preschool offers children a warm, safe, predictable environment in which they can grow cognitively, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. We believe young children learn through hands-on experiences and active exploration in an environment that is rich in materials and opportunities.

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Staff

Director
Nicole Pompo

Mrs. Pompo has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Dowling College and a Master of Science degree in Special Education from Syracuse University. Before coming to SEAS she taught preschool, kindergarten and middle school special education. Mrs. Pompo’s two children attended SEAS and had a wonderful experience in each classroom. She was very excited to join the team of teachers that helped her children learn and grow. Mrs. Pompo loves to spend time with her family and you can often find her supporting her children on the soccer field or at gymnastics class. She is committed to providing your child with the best preschool experience possible!

Pre-K
Linda Driscoll

Pre-K Teacher

Mrs. Driscoll has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Russell Sage College and an Associate of Arts degree in Human Services/Early Childhood Education from Onondaga Community College. Mrs. Driscoll has worked as a physical therapist. She has been a staff member at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Preschool since 2001 and has been the teacher of the Pre-K class since 2004. Mrs. Driscoll enjoys reading, camping, kayaking, sewing, and spending time with her family.

Cheryl Merkling

Pre-K Teacher Assistant

Mrs. Merkling has an Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration from SUNY Cobleskill. She has previously worked as a hairstylist. She has been a substitute assistant teacher at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Preschool and a Religious Education Teacher at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. She is also a Teacher Assistant for our 4-year-old class. Her hobbies include reading, gardening, running and outdoor sports.

Kathie Beals

Pre-K Teacher Assistant

Kathie resides in Parish and has a degree in Business Administration and Marketing. She worked in the fire and security industry for over 30 years and has worked with families and children for the last 2 years at the YMCA in Baldwinsville. Kathie and her husband raised 2 boys, living with their families in NC and CO. Her interests and hobbies are boating, skiing, gardening, travelling and reading. Her love is spending time with family.

4-Year Olds
Lisa Humphreys

4-Year Olds Teacher

Mrs. Humphreys has a Master of Science degree in Reading Education from Syracuse University. Before joining us at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Preschool, she was a 3rd grade and preschool teacher. She enjoys reading, exercising, gardening and spending time with her son and husband.

Cheryl Merkling

4-Year Olds Teacher Assistant

Mrs. Merkling has an Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration from SUNY Cobleskill. She has previously worked as a hairstylist. She has been a substitute assistant teacher at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Preschool and a Religious Education Teacher at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Her hobbies include reading, gardening, running and outdoor sports.

Lyndsey Greeley

4-Year Olds Teacher Assistant

Mrs. Greeley has worked in the childcare field for over fifteen years. She has a son that attended St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Preschool and a daughter that will be attending the 3’s class this fall. She enjoys photography and having movie nights with her family.

3-Year Olds
Lynn Shirk

3-Year Olds Teacher

Mrs. Shirk has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from SUNY College at Cortland. Before coming to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Preschool, she worked as an elementary and preschool teacher. Mrs. Shirk volunteers at her children’s schools and at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. She enjoys cooking, yoga, Zumba and gardening and spending time with her family.

Kathie Beals

3-Year Olds Teacher Assistant

Kathie resides in Parish and has a degree in Business Administration and Marketing. She worked in the fire and security industry for over 30 years and has worked with families and children for the last 2 years at the YMCA in Baldwinsville. Kathie and her husband raised 2 boys, living with their families in NC and CO. Her interests and hobbies are boating, skiing, gardening, travelling and reading. Her love is spending time with family.

 

A typical daily schedule includes…

Creativity

Art activities, books and stories, music, dramatic play

Religion

Activity

Gross motor activities, sand/water table

Exploration

Periodic field trips, small/large group activities

Family Involvement

We encourage parents to be involved in our program. We have activities throughout the school year in which parents, grandparents, family and friends can participate, including:

  • Dad’s Night
  • Halloween Hoot
  • Art Show
  • Mother’s Day Tea

Our Curriculum Promotes

  • learning through play
  • a variety of learning materials and developmentally appropriate opportunities
  • an educational program that responds to the unique developmental needs of each child
  • observation and assessment of children to establish individual goals
  • inclusion of children with special needs
  • child-directed activities
  • a love of school and learning
  • development of confidence, self-esteem, positive self-image
  • development of social skills
  • the love of God and Jesus
  • respect for all people
  • development of self-control and pride
  • self-help skills and independence
  • the building of problem-solving skills
  • listening skills
  • decision-making skills
  • development of language skills
  • exploration of math and science
  • pre-writing and pre-reading skills
  • meaningful staff/child/parent interactions