EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
It is with great pride that I welcome you to Regina Early Childhood Education Center. My name is Mary Pechous and I am the Director of the Early Childhood Program.
Teaching and leading at a Catholic school was a calling that I happily accepted and have found great satisfaction in serving the early childhood students and families for twenty-five years. I entered the field of Early Childhood education because I am passionate about inspiring our young children to achieve and grow at high levels. Having studied early childhood education in college and by continuing my professional growth throughout my career, I am proud to bring innovation and developmentally appropriate learning through our Creative Curriculum program with activities that promote positive self-image, social skills, and learning that will set the stage for continued success at the elementary level.
After twenty-five years, I am proud to state that I still get excited about arriving to work each day and learning and growing with our students! Recently, we have introduced our Nature Explore Classroom and the Pre-K program to further meet the needs of the children and families of the Regina community over the last few years. With so many little friends there has never been a day I did not want to come to work. It has been the BEST!
The staff and I look forward to working with our Regina Early Childhood Education families and friends. Please stop by and visit our school community, we would love to welcome you!
At Regina we offer; Pre-K, Preschool, and an option for daycare. Our philosophy and objective is to assist each child in his/her unique development by focusing on the following developmental areas:
- Inspiring a love of learning that will carry over into the child’s elementary years.
- Encouraging self-worth and positive emotions about themselves and those they interact with.
- Developing a sense of respect for the rights of others.
- Enriching their appreciation of their love of God and God’s love for them.
- Providing a safe and stimulating environment on a private campus where children can learn through a variety of structured and staff supervised/child-initiated, creative activities
Regina early childhood center underscores our center’s mission of “Striving to be the leading faith-based preK-12 educational center in the Midwest”. Our educational days are designed to allow children increased time for kindergarten readiness activities, structured social interaction, number/letter recognition, creative art projects, Spanish language enrichment, and investigation of our physical world within our Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.