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Communication between home and school is strongly encouraged. Regular monthly newsletters keep parents informed of special projects, upcoming themes, and field trips. Parent-teacher conferences help to better assess each child’s progress and needs. We maintain an open door policy and welcome parent volunteers in the classroom. Parents are also encouraged to attend our monthly board meetings.
We believe preschool children learn best in a child-centered
environment where they are free to discover and experiment
through play. Our teachers, who are professionally trained in
preschool education, work together in planning a program that
promotes varied and enriching experiences. Daily activities
include art, music, science, and language arts, developed
around weekly themes. Our cheerful, well equipped classroom
and open spaces for large muscle development encourage
creativity and imaginative play, as well as help foster
self-confidence, a positive self-image, and respect for others.
Joan is lead teacher in the morning Pre-K class, and resides in Westlake with her husband, Ed. Joan has four daughters. Annie, is a 4th year at The Ohio State University, Katie, graduated from Ohio State and is living in Fairview Park, Laura, is a graduate of Nazareth College and lives in South Carolina, and Janet, who in West Park. Joan and Ed are thrilled to have 5 grandchildren. Joan graduated from St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, with degrees in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. She has taught 1st, 2nd, 7th and 8th grade at the elementary level. The last 15 years she has loved teaching at the early childhood level. Joan enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
Peg has been at LPCN for 25 years. She is lead teacher in the 3 years old class and an associate in the afternoon Pre-K. Peg has an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from CCC and 27 years of teaching experience. She and husband, Steve, have been Lakewood residents for 35 years. They have two grown children, Bryan and Jaimie. Bryan and his wife, Shawn, have 2 boys, Jackson and Cormac. Their daughter, Jaimie, works at the Great Lakes Science Center.
Joyce is an associate teacher in the 3 year old class and the morning Pre-k class at
LPCNS for over 20 years. She and her husband, Michael, have resided in Lakewood
for the past 31 years. They have 3 sons, (all LPCNS alumni!) Gabe, 31, Pete, 28, and
Joe, 24. Gabeis married and has two children , Sophia and Noah. Peter is married
and lives inMinneapolis, Minnesota. Joe is married and lives in Raleigh ,N. Carolina.
She has also served on our nursery school board and has been a part of many
nursery school activities in the past.
Erin, our lead afternoon Pre-K teacher, has a B.A. from Bowling Green State University. She resides in Lakewood with her husband Brad, son Conner, and daughter Teagan, both LPCNS alumni!! Erin has served on the LPCNS and Lakewood Early Childhood PTA board. This past year, Erin taught at a preschool in Avon Lake. She loves to read, run, and watch the Cavs!
Lauren is the Administrator. She resides in Lakewood with her husband and 3 children and new puppy, Ernie. All three of her children attended LPCNS. Camden is now in 7th grade at Harding Middle School, while Caitlin (9) and Alice (5) attend Grant Elementary. Lauren is a graduate of Penn State University and taught for the City of Richmond, Virginia and for Propel Charter Schools in Pittsburgh before becoming a stay at home mom. Now that all of her children are off to "big school," she is excited to continue to be a part of LPCNS community. Lauren has served on the board of LPCNS for 6 years and also spent several years running the Sunday School Program at her church. In her spare time, Lauren likes to read, run, bake, kayak and spend time with her family.