Kindergarten Administrative Staff Before-Care Kindergarten Preschool Preschool Enrichment Program Special Services & Programs Time For Two Transitional Kindergarten Transitional Kindergarten Enrichment Founded in 1963 by the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, Ursuline Preschool & Kindergarten offers the highest level of education available for your children, including: Licensed by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE)All of our teachers’ credentials exceed state minimumsAll of our support staff also are licensed and credentialed by the ODEAll of our teachers and staff have current BCI and FBI background checks and are CPR certifiedOur Kindergarten is chartered through the ODE and follows all state standardsWe are one of the longest-running preschool and Kindergarten Programs in the Mahoning ValleyWe offer cutting-edge technology in every classroom and have a dedicated technology teacherWe offer secured entrances/exits and security cameras on premisesOur Goals:Ursuline Preschool and Kindergarten, rooted in Catholic traditions, will bring the light of Jesus to its students as we:Pray togetherBecome aware of the fact that she or he is a child of God and grows in God’s loveDevelop a positive self-image and acknowledge her or his self-worthDevelop basic emotional and social skillsIncrease independenceDevelop a trust in adults other than parentsEnjoy being part of a group and accept the need to share and cooperateRespect the rights of others and defend her or his rightsDevelop the desire to learnGrow academically and emotionally in an environment conducive to the optimal development of each childEncourage the development of fine and large motor skills and the development of language skillsPromote academic excellenceReinforce the love and wonder of reading and natureSchedules & InfoFive full days (Monday through Friday)8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.Child must be five years old by September 30thOur TeachersTeddi ReeseKindergarten Assistant Email: [email protected]BioTeddi was hired as a teaching assistant in the winter of 2019. She and her husband have two sons who both attend St. Christine Elementary School. Teddi was a stay-at-home mom for 11 years before beginning her career at UPSK in 2018. Teddi attended YSU and is a true Notre Dame fan.Grace LapeKindergarten Email: [email protected]BioGrace is the youngest of nine children. She graduated from Boardman High School and earned an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University. Grace is an assistant in Preschool Enrichment. She joined UPSK in 2015. She has a dog named Molly. Grace is energetic, bubbly, has a warm smile, and loves working with young children.Samantha KnightKindergarten Email: [email protected]BioSamantha has lived in Youngstown her entire life. She graduated from Chaney High School and continued her education at YSU. Samantha has a BS in Education and an Early Childhood Education teaching licensure. She has been a teacher in the area for over 10 years and joined UPSK in 2019. Samantha enjoys going to auctions and antique stores. She also enjoys singing, reading, and playing volleyball.