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AM & PM PreK Classes Monday - Thursday $3050
Pre-K students at MCNS have the unique experience of preparing for Kindergarten in a small setting with more individualized attention. Students participate in activities that mirror what they will experience the following year to better prepare them to navigate the full day school structure. We spend time at morning message, circle time, and calendar as well as math and language arts centers. Music and movement is a large part of our day letting the children get the wiggles out and taking brain breaks. Students leave thoroughly prepared for their Kindergarten experience both academically and socially.
Pre-K Teacher, Infinity & Beyond Teacher
Melissa Ricci is NY certified (Pre-K through 6) with a masters in elementary education from SUNY Brockport. Mrs. Ricci has been teaching PreK at MCNS since 2014 and has created the PreK curriculum based on her breadth of knowledge and teaching experiences specifically concentrating on the zoo phonics. She was tenured in East Rochester School District before moving to Arizona. There, she stayed home to raise her 3 boys and became interested and involved in early childhood experiences. During that time, she began her career as the lead preschool teacher. She strives to create a first experience that will help the students be prepared and eager to go to school and be life-long learners. She creates a community in her classroom where the children will learn through hands on experiences in a warm and nurturing environment. Together with her talented assistant, Lea Consiglio, they create a warm and fun environment where children grow. She has recently taken on the lead teacher role in the Infinity and Beyond Enrichment program and enjoys working with students to extend their stamina and learning in their PreK day. Missy lives in Victor with her husband, Matt, their 3 boys; Sam, JT and Eli, (Eli is an MCNS TK alum) along with their chocolate lab, Champ and their yellow lab, Buck. When she is not at our school, you can find her on the football and lacrosse fields or the wrestling mat cheering her boys on.
PM Pre-K Teacher
This will be Jackie Lanzillo's third year at MCNS, after she joined our team our with 13 years of preschool experience. After wearing many different hats in the communications field and still actively involved with the American Red Cross Board of Directors, she fell in love with teaching preschoolers. Jackie and Kathy Carrozzi have been working together in PreK and bring a strong team and wealth of knowledge to MCNS. We are happy to have Jackie on board. Her love for life and her students is contagious. When she is not working in the classroom, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter as well as supporting her Alma Mater, St. Bonaventure!
PM Pre-K Teacher
This is Kathy's third year at MCNS after coming to us new this year with 13 years of preschool experience. A certified teacher, Kathy has taught in the Webster School District and has her permanent New York State certification and Master's degree. Kathy and Jackie Lanzillo come together as a well-loved team to teach our PM PreK. Their passion and love for the students is evident in every special touch they add to their classroom. We are very excited about the knowledge and enthusiasm they bring to MCNS. Kathy is a Victor resident who lives with her husband, her son who is away at college, and her daughter who followed in her footsteps and has just accepted her first teaching position. In her free time she enjoys crafting, spending time with her family and taking her yellow lab for walks.