4-Year-Old Class

  • Our classroom is a warm and loving place with teachers who work alongside families to encourage growth in our children across many facets: faith in Jesus, social skills, and Kindergarten readiness, with an emphasis on early literacy skills, such as rhyming and beginning sounds. We focus on treating both adults and children with respect and kindness. Children spend their mornings developing through exploration and discovery. We find joy in our stories, crafts, songs, snacks, and celebrating each others’ successes.

    Students will:

    • Learn to write their name.
    • Learn letters and their sounds.
    • Follow specific directions.
    • Create and discover through all five senses.
    • Pray and sing daily.
    • Learn about Jesus.
    • Work independently and cooperatively.
    • Feel a sense of confidence in their abilities.
    • Enjoy school.
  • 5-Day Program

    • Age Requirement
      Age 4 by December 1 of School Year
    • Class Size
      16 Students
    • Student/Teacher Ratio
      8 to 1
    • Days
      Monday - Friday
    • Class Times
      9 - 11:30 a.m.
    • Payment Plans
      Tuition costs are available on our enrollment page.
  • 3-Day Program

    • Age Requirement
      Age 4 by February 28 of School Year
    • Class Size
      16 Students
    • Student/Teacher Ratio
      8 to 1
    • Days
      Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    • Class Times
      9 - 11:30 a.m.
    • Payment Plans
      Tuition costs are available on our enrollment page.
  • Register for Preschool

    Sample Daily Schedule

    8:55 a.m. // Doors Open

    The main school doors are open from 8:50 – 9:10 a.m. Doors to the classroom open at 8:55. Help your child place their belongings in their cubby, get a hug or high five from the teacher, and head into the classroom. Be sure to check the board in the drop-off area for any announcements about the day.

    9 - 9:50 a.m. // Art, Free Play, Job Chart, Attendance

    Students get their day started with an art project and some free play. Teachers work with individual students throughout this time. Everyone finds out their job for the day as well help our classroom run smoothly.

    9:50 - 10 a.m. // Clean Up

    It’s time to transition to a new activity, but first we need to make sure our classroom is neat and tidy. Everyone helps put toys and supplies away.

    10 - 10:15 a.m. // Circle Time

    We will pray together, say the Pledge of Allegiance, and do our calendar activities. We also work on literacy and math in our circle.

    10:15 - 10:30 a.m. // Music, Bible, Chapel

    Time to sing some songs and learn about God!

    10:30 - 10:55 a.m. // Gym or Outside Time

    If the weather is nice, we’ll play outside on our all-natural playground. If not, it’s off to the gym for fun with trikes, balls, running and more.

    10:55 a.m. // Bathroom Break

    Time to take a bathroom break on our way back to the class. Don’t forget to wash your hands!

    11 - 11:15 a.m. // Snack

    Each day, one of our students brings a snack to share with the class. What will you bring?

    11:15 - 11:30 a.m. // Story and Daily Review

    We end with a story and talk about all the fun things we did and learned today. Almost time to head home!

    11:30 a.m. // Dismissal

    Time to greet our parents with a big hug and head home. Don’t forget to take the materials from your cubby!

    4-Year-Old Teaching Team

    • Wendy Morris
      Head Teacher, 4-Year-Olds (5 Day)

      Wendy Morris

      Head Teacher, 4-Year-Olds (5 Day)

      Wendy considers herself very blessed to have a job she absolutely loves, teaching four and five year olds! She holds a degree in English, Speech and Theater from Grove City College and has recently done graduate work at Canisius College. Wendy has taught preschool for over 10 years and has been at First Trinity Preschool since 2010. She is married to Jon and has a wonderful family of four children, 2 daughters-in-law and a grandson! Wendy and her family have called First Trinity home for more than 15 years and are so thankful for this place and the people here who help them to live out their faith.

      Personal Info and Fun Facts:
      • Experience:
        13 Years
      • Favorite Color:
        Red/Cranberry
      • Favorite Children’s Book:
        Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galor by David McPhail
      • Favorite Food:
        Taco chips and guacamole
      • Favorite Ice Cream:
        Coffee ice cream
      • Favorite Season:
        Autumn
      • Hometown:
        Kenmore
      • Pets:
        Nikki (dog) and Ella (cat)
      • Hobbies:
        Gardening in summer, reading
      • Family:
        Married with 4 kids, 2 daughters-in-law, and 1 grandson
    • Joy Coughlin
      Assistant Teacher, 4-Year-Olds (5 Day)

      Joy Coughlin

      Assistant Teacher, 4-Year-Olds (5 Day)

      Joy became a part of First Trinity Preschool in 2016. She feels very blessed to be a part of the First Trinity family and really loves her job. Joy lives in Tonawanda with her husband Todd and their four children.

      Personal Info and Fun Facts:
      • Experience:
        1 Year
      • Favorite Color:
        Green
      • Favorite Children’s Book:
        We Are In a Book by Mo Willems
      • Favorite Food:
        French Fries
      • Favorite Ice Cream:
        Chocolate Peanut Butter
      • Favorite Season:
        Autumn
      • Hometown:
        Grand Island
      • Pets:
        Holly (dog)
      • Hobbies:
        Cooking, Spending Time with Family/Kids
      • Family:
        Married with 4 kids (2 sons, 2 daughters)
    • Jaime Christ
      Head Teacher, 4-Year-Olds (3 Day)

      Jaime Christ

      Head Teacher, 4-Year-Olds (3 Day)

      Jaime Christ holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Concordia University – Chicago in Elementary Education.  She has previously taught in Texas and Ohio and also worked as a service coordinator for children with disabilities before transitioning to a stay-at-home mom.  She loves preschoolers and is excited to be back in the classroom again!  Jaime lives in Tonawanda with her husband Jason and her three young children.

      Personal Info and Fun Facts:
      • Experience:
        7 Years
      • Favorite Color:
        Green
      • Favorite Children’s Book:
        We Are in a Book by Mo Willems
      • Favorite Food:
        Pomegranates
      • Favorite Ice Cream:
        Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey (Banana and Chocolate)
      • Favorite Season:
        Spring
      • Hometown:
        Cleveland, OH
      • Pets:
        2 Cats (Sydney and Freckles)
      • Hobbies:
        Writing, Finding fun places to explore in Buffalo
      • Family:
        Married with 3 kids
    • Debbie Kopec
      Assistant Teacher, 4-Year-Olds (3 Day)

      Debbie Kopec

      Assistant Teacher, 4-Year-Olds (3 Day)

      Debbie has been a part of First Trinity Preschool as a mom since 2011. She lives in the Town of Tonawanda with her husband Scott and their three children. Her girls have attended each preschool program here and she has volunteered in the classroom regularly. She has been a station leader for Vacation Bible School at First Trinity and is so blessed to call the church her “home away from home.” Debbie lives for her family and for the love of Jesus. She is thankful and grateful to be a part of the First Trinity Preschool family.

      Personal Info and Fun Facts:
      • Favorite Color:
        Purple
      • Favorite Children’s Book:
        Children’s Bible
      • Favorite Food:
        Tacos
      • Favorite Ice Cream:
        Chocolate Peanut Butter
      • Favorite Season:
        Summer
      • Hometown:
        Tonawanda
      • Hobbies:
        Crossfit, Being with My Family
      • Family:
        Married with 3 girls