Mandeville Pre-School Class

With the knowledge that the first three years of life are so important to brain development, the preschool classroom is designed to provide the two year old with sensorial development of visual discrimination of size, shape and colors, sound discrimination, language development and introduction to mathematics. The classrooms have areas for art expression and daily living skills (pouring, spooning, cleaning). While there is much intellectual stimulation, our emphasis is always on nurture of each child’s uniqueness. Singing, signing, stories, music and movement are part of the preschooler’s days. Frequent cooking projects are built into our week. Social skills continue to be developed, as is the ongoing acquisition of verbal skills.

Great emphasis is placed on recognizing, respecting and appropriately expressing feelings. Our practical life skills are refined as children learn grace and courtesy manners during lunch.  Children learn to push their chairs back under the table and to scrape their plates and help clean the classroom. Friends are a great part of the children’s days. Outside play provides many opportunities for developing gross motor skills and for social interaction too. We recognize the importance and privilege we have in the loving nurture of these precious children. Hugs, smiles and love are a part of every child’s days. 


Amanda Stage
Preschool Team Leader

Ms. Amanda has been with Kinder Haus since August 2015. She has worked in every classroom as our floater, during the summer as our American Red Cross certified head lifeguard, been our Pre-K/K afternoon team leader, and now she is our Preschool Lead Teacher. She has been in the childcare field for over fifteen years, has a Bachelor’s degree in Dance from Columbia College, has her CDA credential, and is in the process of receiving her Montessori certification for 3-6 through M.W.E.I. Ms. Amanda brings an energetic, enthusiastic, and creative attitude into everything she does.


Meghan Maier
Preschool Teacher

Kinder Haus is excited to welcome Ms. Meghan to the Preschool classroom. She has previous experience working in our Toddler classroom, and she took an extended maternity leave before returning. Her many years working in the early education field, as well as her motherhood, make her the perfect addition to the Preschool room.

Taylor Bacas
Preschool Teacher

Ms. Taylor comes to Kinder Haus after working with children ages 6 weeks to 13 years old for three years. She is in the process of receiving her Montessori certification from birth to three years. Ms. Taylor is extremely creative, positive, friendly, and flexible. Ms. Taylor works in the morning time with Ms. Amanda and Mrs. Meghan, and she helps run the aftercare program as well.  She makes sure that the aftercare program is run smoothly, and that the children get the most out of their entire day at school. We look forward to many years with Ms. Taylor!