Welcome to the Cottage Hill Preschool
Preschool this year will be held in 2 sessions. We will be offering and Am class begins at 7:55 am and ends at 10:35 am and then a PM class starting at 11:40 am and ending at 2:20 pm. The Preschool is on the campus of Cottage Hill Elementary located in room 22. This year we will have a Wednesday, Friday sessions for 4-year-olds and a Tuesday, Thursday sessions for 3-year-olds. This year students will be entering and dismiss from the back gate of the school one at a time as we try to help maintain appropriate social distancing. Each class provides your child with the opportunity for social & emotional development as well as school readiness preparation. The classes are designed to meet the needs of children individually and as a whole unit. Activities and curriculum are the age and developmental stage appropriate.
*Preschool Enrollment --The preschool enrollment paperwork contains all of the documents that need to be filled out for your child to enroll. Please bring these documents in addition to shot records and a birth certificate.
*Preschool Handbook--The preschool handbook answers all sorts of questions regarding pick up, drop off, clothes, payments, etc. (Found in the drop-down menu on the right)
*Preschool Calendar--Our preschool calendar is divided into 3 different 12-week sessions with a week or two break between each session. (Found in the drop-down menu on the right)
About the Teacher:
My Name is Andrea Mertens and I am the Preschool Director/Lead Teacher for Cottage Hill Preschool. I started the preschool in 2014 and this will be our 7th year at Cottage Hill Elementary. My family and I returned to the area where my husband grew up so that our 2 sons could experience the joy's this community has to offer its families. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Chico State in 2001 with a BA in Liberal Studies and a minor in Child Psychology and Physical Education. I also received a AA in Social Behavioral Sciences along the way. While being an educator has always been in my heart I chose to wait to start my career until my children and family were established. I love the joy of learning and the passion that each and every child brings with them as they discover through learning about the world around them.
*This year we will have Mrs. Jessie for our full-time aide in class
Thank you for choosing our preschool program. I look forward to meeting you and your child. If you have any questions, feel free to email me anytime.