Saint Wendel Pre-K
Saint Wendel Pre-K program are developmental programs that encourage the growth of the whole child. The primary goal is to help young children develop socially, emotionally, cognitively, physically and spiritually.
Social/Emotional: Children will develop a positive self-concept and genuine concern for others.
Cognitive: Children will be able to acquire skills that lead to life long learning.
Physical: Children will acquire basic gross motor and fine motor skills.
Spiritually: Children will learn to follow Jesus’ example in learning to get along with others and to remember that God’s love is everlasting.
Children learn best from direct interactions with their environment where each child receives adequate amounts of structure time, individual time, and group time. The children will participate in a well- balanced atmosphere that allows for adequate freedom and choice. By structuring the classroom with appropriate learning materials, and providing choice and incorporating many teaching strategies in a safe and nurturing environment, children will have the opportunity to gain a sense of autonomy, confidence and self-esteem.
Teacher Bio: My name is Jennifer Gries, and I am the lead teacher here at Saint Wendel in the Pre-K class. I have been married for 27 years and live in Saint Wendel with my husband Randy and our two daughters Jenae and Jacklyn. We are parishioners of Saint Wendel Catholic Church. I have been an Early Childhood Educator since 2004.
Teacher Bio: My name is Lauren Hayden and I am the Pre-K Enrichment teacher at Saint Wendel. I am from Evansville. I attended Good Shepherd Catholic School, Reitz Memorial High School, and I am a parishioner at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. I graduated from Murray State University in May 2018 where I received my Early Childhood Education degree.