CURRICULUM/STAFF/CONTACT INFORMATION

 

CURRICULUM

The curriculum of Dayspring Christian Preschool adheres to the guidelines defined by the state of Ohio’s preschool curriculum in cognitive, social and skill development.
 
  • Our preschool addresses skill development through direct teaching.
 
  • We offer a thematic approach to learning that will stimulate and challenge your child through the active exploration of materials through interaction with other children and the teacher.
 
  • Our program allows children to become active learners while given choices.  Each child is viewed as a unique person with an individual pattern and timing of growth and development.
 
  • Our hands-on curriculum encourages children to listen, ask questions, express themselves and discuss concerns about their problems.
 
Our faith based curriculum is designed to address skill development in three/four years old and four/five years old through active exploration and interaction.
 
It is our desire to provide an excellent learning facility with the use of cutting edge technology and creative lesson planning.  Our four/five year old class will focus on kindergarten readiness skills using many types of manipulative and learning modalities.
 

DAYSPRING PRESCHOOL STAFF

 
Our teachers meet or exceed the criteria for preschool educators as defined by the State of Ohio.
 
Director and 4/5 Lead Teacher:  Lara Fogle earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University.  She has taught preschool in Delaware and has assisted and substituted in Marion. She lives in Marion with her husband, Mike and their two children, Gage and Olivia.  Her passion for children overflows into the classroom.
 
4/5 Aide:  Sierra Easterday is a graduate of Tri-Rivers early childhood education program.  She comes to us with lots of fun ideas and tremendous enthusiasm!  Sierra was also part of the National Technical Honor Society and earned a gold rating in FCCLA (Family, Career, and Leaders of America) state competition.  We are so blessed to have Sierra be a part of our program.
 
3/4 Lead Teacher:  Barbara Hayes has a true passion for children.  She has taught preschool in Marion for 20+ years.  Prior to that she has taught preschool in various locations including Japan.  Her high energy level and passion for children is evident in her teaching style in the classroom.  Her understanding of children and their needs allows her to excel in our program.
 
3/4 Aide:  Teri Shipley comes to us with lots of experience with children throughout the community including the YMCA, Marion City Schools and Dayspring.  She resides in Marion with her husband and 3 children.
 
3/4 Lead Teacher:  Kim Tyree holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from The Ohio State University.  After being a stay-at-home mom for 5 years she is ready to jump into preschool!  Kim and her husband, Austin, reside in Marion with their 2 children.
 
3-4 Aide:  Diane Jankowski comes to us after serving as an aide in the former St. Mary’s preschool program and as a substitute in our program for many years.  She resides in Marion with her husband and two sons and we are proud to add her to our program.
 

 CONTACT INFORMATION

 
Phone:  740-389-3684, ext. 225