Welcome to the Cottage Hill Preschool. I am very excited to welcome both our new and returning families for another great year of our preschool.
Preschool starts at 8:15 and ends at 11:15. The preschool is on the campus of Cottage Hill Elementary located in room 22. We have a Monday, Wednesday, Friday session for 4 year olds and a Tuesday,Thursday session for 3 year olds.
*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, food, 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 4th year at Cottage Hill Elementary. My family and I have 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 minors 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.
We also have 2 aides to assist with our class: Mrs. Jordan and Mrs. Lindsey
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.