Prekindergarten - Age Three

Young students learn best in a safe and nurturing environment where curiosity and exploration are cultivated. Guided discovery and unstructured play both inside and outside of the classroom provide the teachers with authentic assessments that help guide them to personalize the learning experiences.

Our early childhood learning environment exposes children to a rich, meaningful curriculum of skills, attitudes and knowledge through a developmentally appropriate curriculum. Meaningful opportunities and environment come together to encourage the children to be explorers, investigators and problem solvers. Our program follows a three-year curriculum that provides a balance of teacher guided and child initiated projects. It is based on exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment. Partnerships with families are essential, as we know that children flourish in a supportive environment in which the child, the family, and teachers work together.

The Prekindergarten program is five days a week (M-F) 8:00am-3:00pm.
Extended time care for Early Learning Center students is available from 7:30am to 8:00am and from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

Our Prekindergarten facility features:
One full time teacher, one full time assistant and one morning assistant
Indoor and outdoor learning environments
Access to additional learning areas: music, art, and P.E.
Exposure to the Spanish language
Sleeping cots provided for rest time

Prekindergarten Schedule:
8:00-8:15 - Arrival
8:00-8:45 - Check-in, Open Exploration/Table Activities
8:45-9:00 - Morning Meeting (Good Morning song, introduction to our day)
9:00-10:30 - Small Group Time, Projects, Centers, and Specials
Monday, Wednesday
9:15-10:00 - Music/Spanish (small groups)
9:15-10:00 - Music  (whole group)
10:30-11:15 - Outdoor Exploration
11:15-12:00 - Lunch Time
12:00-12:15 - Story
12:15-1:15 - Rest Time (those that don’t sleep may look at books beginning at 12:45)
1:15-1:30 - Snack Time
1:30-2:30 - Outdoor/Indoor Exploration
2:30-2:45 - Circle Time (wrap up for the day)
2:45-3:15 - Pick-Up/Carline
Tuesdays Every Other Week: Big Buddies - 10:15-11:00

Prekindergarten Teachers

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Kathleen Choka

    Kathleen Choka 

    Prekindergarten Teacher
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  • Photo of Margaret Reed

    Margaret Reed 

    Prekindergarten Teacher Assistant
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  • Photo of Lou Ann Glover

    Lou Ann Glover 

    Early Childhood-Grade 7 Art Teacher
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  • Photo of Terri Herrmann

    Terri Herrmann 

    Lower School Physical Education Teacher
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  • Photo of Kathleen Mick

    Kathleen Mick 

    ELC/Lower School Spanish Teacher
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  • Photo of Madeline Nixon

    Madeline Nixon 

    Media Specialist
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School Information

1715 South Reynolds Road
Toledo, OH 43614
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Maumee Valley Country Day School is the only Preschool - 12th grade accredited, co-educational, independent school in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.