St. Luke’s Preschool

Our Mission
Founded in 1964, the purpose of St. Luke’s Preschool is to provide a Christian learning environment for each child. We believe that your children are precious gifts from God entrusted to our care. Our focus is on their spiritual, physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development and well-being. Our goal is to assist children in development a relationship with God through Christian education as well as developing readiness skills for more formal learning which is to follow. We believe that preschool children aged 3-5 years learn best through play and exploration. We offer a wide variety of activities that allow children to develop the necessary skills, attitudes, and habits that are essential to becoming confident, thoughtful, and productive in a group setting.

Registration
Registration for the 3 year old program begins November 2; registration for Pre-K begins January 9th. Click here to view/download a registration form – these can be dropped off or mailed to the church.

Contact
(781) 326-1346, ext. 23
preschool@stlukesdedham.org

Staff
St. Luke’s Preschool has been blessed with a wonderful and dedicated staff. All staff members are certified in CPR and First Aid, and are registered with the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care’s Professional Qualifications Registry.  All staff have undergone CORI’s, full background checks, and have been fingerprinted. Each year all staff members enroll in classes and workshops to stay current and complete the required number of hours of professional development as well.

Elaine MacNeil, Director/Lead Teacher
Elaine has been teaching at St. Luke’s Preschool since 2002, and in 2012 took over the reins as Director from our beloved Mrs. K.  She is certified and licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care as a Lead Preschool Teacher and a Level 1 Director. Elaine is currently the Lead Teacher in our Pre-K program; she teaches Pre-K in the “big room” Monday-Friday.

 

Kara Bender, Lead Teacher
Kara joined our staff in 2014. She is the Lead Teacher of our 3 year old preschool programs. Kara is certified and holds licenses as a Lead Preschool Teacher and a Infant/toddler Teacher by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. Kara teaches Monday-Friday in the 3 year old preschool programs.

 

Melissa Byrne, Teacher
Missy officially joined our staff in 2015 after years of substitute teaching for us. Missy is certified and holds a license as a Preschool Teacher by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. Missy is currently teaching alongside Mrs. Bender in the Tuesday/Thursday preschool class.

 

Pam Riley, Aide
“Mrs. Pam” joined the staff of St. Luke’s Preschool in 2009. Pam currently works alongside Mrs. MacNeil in the Pre-K program, Monday-Friday.

 

Denise Clifford, Aide
“Mrs. C” joined the staff of St. Luke’s Preschool in 2012. Denise works alongside Mrs. MacNeil and Mrs. Pam in the Pre-K program on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

 

Elizabeth DiMarzio, Aide
“Mrs. Liz” joined our staff in 2014. Liz works alongside Mrs. Bender in our 3 year old preschool program on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

 

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