Early Childhood Program




Preschool Program: Our program provides services which are research-based and promote emotional, physical, mental, and social well-being in young children.  We serve students ages 3-5 years; including those with special needs and those considered “at-risk”. Each classroom has one teacher and one paraprofessional.

We offer two sessions daily, Monday – Friday.  Our calendar closely aligns with the school district; however, we have some variation due to screenings and special events. 

Class Times: AM Class  8:35 – 11:05
                        PM Class  12:20-2:50

If you are interested in the program please feel free to call and set up an appointment for your child to be screened or for more information
Please call
618-451-5836 Option 1 


Birth-3 Prevention Initiative Program: (Partnership for Kids)  Through intensive case management, provided by three parent educators, this early intervention program offers families comprehensive support services relating to the development and nurturing of infants and toddlers.  Please call the office for additional information regarding this program 618-451-5836 Opt 1 

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Partnership for Kids


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Screening Information and Forms 


Early Childhood Newsletters 



Early Childhood Staff


Marci Dodds, Coordinator                     Christy Gassett, Secretary


Birth to 3 
Lori Wicks, Lead Parent-Infant Educator
Debbie Foschiatti, Parent-Infant Educator             Rachel Bilyeu, Parent-Infant Educator


Blue Team
Heather Barrios, PreK Teacher                                  Kalani Miller, PreK Assistant
Ann Smith, EC Teacher                                                Melia Rosenburg, EC Assistant


Green Team
Liz Biewald, Inclusion Teacher                                   Kathy Robertson, Inclusion Assistant
Christi Counton, Inclusion Teacher                           Kim Bailey, Inclusion Assistant


Orange Team
Andrea Apperson, PreK Teacher                                Patty Moussette, PreK Assistant
Ann Smith, EC Teacher                                                Melia Rosenburg, EC Assistant


Purple Team
Erica DiChristofano, Inclusion Teacher                    Brianna Sturm, Inclusion Assistant
Heather Ater, Inclusion Teacher                                 Debbie Miller, EC Assistant
Kathy Roustio, EC Teacher                                          Joi Wolfe, EC Assistant


Red Team
Ann Jarrett-Mangiaracino, PreK Teacher                Renea Meyer, PreK Assistant
Kirsten Laws, PreK Teacher                                        Teresa Horvath, EC Assistant
Laura Coracy, EC Teacher                                           Rebekah Loehr, EC Assistant


Cindy Akeman, Chris Canada – Speech Therapists

Emily Perkins – Occupational Therapist

Karen Hatch, Katie Martin – Physical Therapists

Kari Sebastian – ECC School Psychologist




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