Calvary Methodist Preschool has been serving the Latham area for over 40 years. We pride ourselves in teaching young children through play, using developmentally appropriate, hands-on activities. We have large, brightly colored classrooms that provide a warm and safe environment, as well as indoor and outdoor play spaces to encourage lots of social interaction! We have classes for 3 and 4-year-olds with options for 2, 3, and 5 days. Our school is located within the North Colonie School District, however, we have students from all over, including North Colonie, Shenendehowa, Niskayuna, Green Island, Watervliet, South Colonie, East Greenbush, and Menands. We welcome everyone!
A Message From Our Director
Thank you for considering joining our preschool family. Providing a safe, developmentally-appropriate learning place where your family feels comfortable and where your child can thrive socially and academically is of utmost importance to our staff, and we consider it a privilege to do so.
Calvary Methodist Preschool has been a ministry of Calvary United Methodist Church for over 40 years. Our preschool board consists of preschool parents and church members who oversee the operation of the preschool and provide encouragement and support to the preschool staff.
My own five children (who range in age from 15-26) have all attended Calvary. Though I have a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, I quickly realized after my first child was born that I wasn’t meant for that career. I went back to school at night for education and have been working with preschool-age children since 2003: as a coach at World Class Gymnastics, a teacher at St. Mary’s in Waterford, finally, at Calvary as an assistant, working my way up to head teacher then director. Not only have my kids attended, but I’m proud to say that two of them also work here.
I’m often asked why I love working with preschool-age children and the answer is easy: because they are so excited to learn new things! Not only that, but this age group is constantly teaching me new things, which makes the job ever-changing, new, and interesting. I am very thankful to have the opportunity to spend my days with your children.
I look forward to meeting you and your child. I am always available to answer your questions or discuss any concerns or ideas you may have.