About the Rocky River Presbyterian Preschool

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about Rocky River Presbyterian Nursery School Ohio
Rocky River Presbyterian Preschooll is located off Detroit Rd in Rocky River, Ohio and has been providing preschool classes for over 50 years!

We encourage children to have fun while learning. Our students participate in sensory, art, writing, dramatic, constructive, math, science and literacy play. Teachers engage the children with stories, finger plays, songs, games, crafts and experiments. We have a large gym and fenced in outdoor area for gross motor play. Students also have the opportunity to explore in our music room and special activity room.

Purpose

about-purpose Rocky River Presbyterian Nursery School OhioRocky River Presbyterian Preschool provides a high quality, non-profit, half-day preschool for young children, as a service to the members and friends of our church and the West Side communities.

We are licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The teachers at Rocky River Presbyterian Preschool care about giving every student a positive educational experience to learn and grow with their peers!

History

about-history Rocky River Presbyterian Nursery School OhioRocky River Presbyterian Nursery School was established in 1961 by the Rev. Jim Walker and Arlene Campbell. There were 20 children who met three mornings per week. Later they expanded to five days a week, with preschool sessions in the morning and afternoon. Today there are morning and afternoon classes for children between the ages of two and a half and five with space for over 100 children. We are continuing to evolve based on the needs of the community and will offer an afternoon kindergarten wrap-around program for 2016-2017.

Staff Info

2015-2016 Rocky River Presbyterian Nursery School Staff

Rocky River Presbyterian Nursery School staffDiana Wolfe, Director

  • 18 years at RRPNS – 12th year as director
  • Proud Mom of 3 and Grandma of 2

Lisa Groh, AM 4’s, AM 3’s, PM 3’s – Teacher

  • 12th year teaching at RRPNS
  • Proud Mom of 3 alumni of RRPNS

Carol Harpster, AM 3’s, PM 4’s – Assistant

  • 20th year teaching at RRPNS
  • Proud Mom of 4 and Grandma of 5

Wendy Kelleher, AM 4’s – Assistant

  • 19th year of teaching at RRPNS
  • Proud Mom of 3

Tracey Kirchner, Pre-K – Assistant, Young 3’s Teacher

  • 5th year of teaching at RRPNS
  • Proud Mom of 3
  • Member of the Rocky River Presbyterian Church for over 20 years

Mary Martin, AM 4’s Teacher, AM 3’s – Assistant

  • 17th year of teaching at RRPNS
  • Proud Mom of 2

Lorri McCafferty – Assistant – Young 3’s

  • 19th year of teaching at RRPNS
  • Proud Mom of 2

Susan Murphy, Pre-K –Teacher

  • 14th year of teaching at RRPNS
  • Proud Mom of 1 alumni of RRPNS

Char Roman, AM 3’s – Teacher

  • 16th year of teaching at RRPNS
  • Proud Mom of 5 and Grandma of 4

Jenny Sims – AM 4’s Enrichment – Teacher and AM 4’s Assistant

  • 6th year of teaching at RRPNS
  • Proud Mom of 4

Kathleen Winters, AM 3’s and PM 4’s –Teacher, Assistant to the Director

  • 19th year of teaching at RRPNS
  • 12th year as assistant to the director Proud Mom of 6 and Grandma of 4

Call us to find out more information about our amazing teachers!

Fun Facts!

We believe school should be fun for everyone!

  • The staff has a combined 165 years of teaching at Rocky River Presbyterian Nursery School!
  • Lunch bunch is an opportunity for all students to extend the regular class day and eat with their peers.
  • Car pool line allows parents to pull up to the door to drop off their child without having to get out of the car!
  • Families are invited to come in and help celebrate their child’s birthday with the class!
  • Students (and Parents) ease into the school year with the opportunity for parents to attend the first day and shorter class times for the first week.
  • There are multiple fun nights at school throughout the year!
  • Four and Five year olds have the option for enrichment programs